"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Morning meditation ~ Summer

Note to myself:

Summer is for living. Wide open days lined with dreams of adventure and discovery. Epic novels, bountiful gardens, a loaded car to tackle the road to memories. Sprinklers reflecting rainbows in the sun, a visit to see Grandma with all her goodies, firecrackers, fireflies, and cold iced tea. Lazy, shirtless (or bra-less) days, movie marathons, and watermelon. Children brown and tan, grinning from ear to ear, begging for sleepovers and camping underneath a blanket of stars.

It's here, the longest day of the year. Spend it wisely, joyfully! Make it last. Say "yes" to spontaneity!  Spread your arms and hug possibility, don't let it get away!!  Notice everything.  Smell everything.  Capture everything. Turn on the music, play it loud, play it all day long...

Some summer sweetness to bring in the season:

Midnight in Paris, written and directed by Woody Allen. Imagine being in Paris, and then traveling back in time to meet Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, Rodin, Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, and then having Gertrude Stein read and critique your novel, and love it.  I loved this movie, witty, adorable and funny, a great way to welcome summer.

Bohemian Twilight's Boho giveaway. Books, bookmarks, body lotions and bandanas, to name a few... don't miss it!!

Happy Summer Solstice (and winter to our friends down south)!

much love
xx oo

Summer (3x5, sharpies)

E's icad#5


  1. Haha! I love E's drawing, it makes me smile. I also love your note to yourself about the beauty of this longest summer day. Here's to spontaneity!

  2. great post! Happy summer to you!

  3. Happy summer to you too [even though I wish it were winter]. Loving the watermelon it not the heat!

  4. Oh I LOVE Woody Allen! Thanks for the tip :-). Blessed Solstice to you!!

  5. a bautiful way to greet midsummer : )

  6. Such a lovely post, that first picture is so sweet! Thanks for your sweet message on my blog, I really appreciate it. Have a great evening, Love from London xo

  7. Happy Solstice to you too! Summer is indeed for living and bra-less days are awesome. :)

  8. I have always used mindfulness to become part of the moment of doing something and fully engaging. For instance, when drinking tea or coffee, fully become aware of all aspects of the preparation, pouring, and drinking without thinking of something else. Just be present, its a great exercise and then return to the breath when needed.

  9. Exactly what I needed to read today MJ....thank you, thank you!

  10. That was so beautifully written MJ! I love in particular the "visit to see Grandma with all her goodies, firecrackers, fireflies, and cold iced tea"
    Ronnie xo
    (Happy summer solstice to you lucky people - we're in the middle of a very cold winter here in Sydney at the moment...)

  11. love that 2nd photo. wonderful words. although i'm a cool weather girl, i embrace the vibrancy that summer brings into our lives.i know that my creativity is fired up the most during this time.

    i'm dying to see midnight in Paris, i'll probably be the last person to do so!

  12. Just re-reading and soaking in your post. Your message here about take in everything, smell everything, be curious, think, live, love... captures what I want for my life every day. Spot on!

  13. That is just how I feel about this season, too. Not because of weather (coastal coolness usually here), but because of what it means being together. I LOVE your header photo!


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