~thankful thursday~ if the weather holds

I am grateful for the spontaneous dates of early summer: breakfasts, coffees, and cocktails with popcorn outside in our Adirondack chairs by wedding trees. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ if the weather holds

~thankful thursday~ entish

Treebeard shares with the hobbits how the Ents famously do not say anything in their language unless it is worth taking a long time to say. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ entish

~thankful thursday~ three little birds

They might just be three little birds, but they remind me that every little thing is gonna be alright. That doesn’t mean it will be easy or that there won’t be fearful things. It means this too shall pass. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ three little birds

~thankful thursday~ exponential

Quintessence has such a nice ring to it, and feels hopeful to me, the idea of a fifth dynamic fundamental force, an unknown mystery exerting itself in the cosmos whose impact on the speed of the expansion of the universe is an open question. Open questions in physics feel like hope, like that little thing with feathers can fly into the opening. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ exponential

~thankful thursday~ integrating

Tonight during The Empire Strikes Back I was reminded of this quote that I love: “luminous beings are we; not this crude matter.” I think what Yoda was saying was that we are capable of making our own light. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ integrating

~thankful thursday~ trilliums are red violet, shop towels are blue

I started drawing butterflies on my hexaflexagon, so that when I fold it, they can trade wings, change directions of their flight, and reunite their wings in cycles. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ trilliums are red violet, shop towels are blue

~thankful thursday~ a time to refrain from embracing

So many treasures I just took pictures of, but these two came home. I wish I could have taken home the lanky teen treasure, but I just took pictures of him as well. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ a time to refrain from embracing

~thankful thursday~ chronologically beset

Now it’s really going to take me a while to get back Asia. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ chronologically beset

~thankful thursday~ surreal chamomile

On pi day, I started typing some gratitude, right in the middle of a month, and with no deadlines or expectations to polish or publish attached. It has quickly developed into a sanity-saving, not-restricted-to-gratitude, self-integrating tool that I am relying on heavily for self-care purposes. I’ve mostly experienced mental health struggles in my life as . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ surreal chamomile

joy to the world

A few days into December, I was reflecting on how beneficial the November gratitude challenge is for me – the impetus to write daily warms me up for other writing, and the topic itself is nurturing to my soul. I decided I would like to adopt a topic for December to continue the motivation to . . . → Read More: joy to the world