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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A name

I've lost a few days and have confused Saturday with Sunday and Friday with Saturday. Maybe I should be more worried, but I am not.
Maybe I should be more hurried, but I am not.
Maybe I should stop eating so much chocolate, but I won't.
Maybe I should not pour a glass of wine this early, but I will.
And the randomness brought by blurred lines keeps my life slow but interesting.

The chill of low temperatures have knocked at my bones these past several days, but don't stay past their welcome thanks to tea, tomato soup, and long, hot baths. I am close to finishing one book only to promptly be romanced by the line of untouched spines waiting quietly on my bookshelf. I have decided that I have grown worse at reading books as I expand my line of sight. There are too many other things that draw me to distraction-- like podcasts and knitting,  like playing with the new lens and dreaming of splashy combinations between waxed linen thread and paper for handmade books. My ears long to twitch at the divine sound of thread pulling through paper.

The new year is almost here and I am nearly convinced of the word that is to be my guide. Though my lack of focus would make me think it should be "focus" or my desire to create would make me think it should be "create", the loss of the boundaries between my days has had me look deeper into letting go of the obvious. I wonder what keeps me afloat, I wonder about the under current that propels my dreams and what, if any, is its name.

I hunker down to wait, and listen for more.

I am wishing you a safe and beautiful entry into 2013. I will see you on the flip side my friends...



  1. Gorgeous writing in this post. It has been downright freezing! Hopefully it'll warm up a bit so we can get back outside. Happy New Year, MJ. xo

  2. Happy new year mj! Wishing you beauty this year.

  3. happy new year. wishing you all the best! xxxo

  4. These photos are beautiful. That moon! The snow on the fence! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

  5. happiest of new years to you...whatever else it may be, there is a promise of magic...


  6. Beautiful post. Many Happy New Year Wishes to you and yours!


  7. This is lovely MJ...just as you are!

    I wish you a deep sense of contentment as you get to your word for 2013. I have just begun thinking of a word for myself, needing to trust what comes. I definitely over-thought it last year, picking something that I thought I wanted or needed, but never really was able to resonate with...so I am sitting with a decision much more quietly this time.

  8. I like this,
    happy new year...

  9. I love these photos, I am guessing its the new lens? Such incredible light and crispness! Your word will come to you, just let it. :) Wishing you all the best in 2013! xoxo

  10. yes my lovely
    see you in the flip side indeed!

    beautiful you

    love and light

  11. Love these photos and your sentiments on chocolate and wine even more. The slow cold days of winter always leave me wistful for creative projects too.

  12. Oh Wow. What a post. I smiled and even got a little teary. I love you MJ.

    Beautiful look on your blog. Stunning photos. Inspiring words. 2012 has done you well and I so look forward to holding hands in 2013, too.

  13. This is so beautiful. I revel in the kindness you extend to yourself....it is beautiful to see from out here. Sending you much love and the kind of focus that opens your heart to see itself just as you are. XO

  14. You are easy to love, my dear. Happy New Year!! xo

  15. gorgeous glimpses into your days. and, wow, that full moon...she's stunning!

    may 2013 bring you an abundance of love and happiness. xo

  16. lovely, lovely images and words

    xo brooke


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw