just a quick post this morning to say thank you to all of you for following this blog! This business of blogging is rather delightful! Blessings on your weekend.
When I left you last Friday, I was in a bit of a rant and on the search for the perfect organic and fair trade skin care products (which would also be reasonably priced…) Apparently, no such thing exists…yet. There are reasonable facsimiles, however and so I have been visiting salons and stores, both online and … More Feathering Friday: skin test day!
A little ditty for you to enjoy… There is none so lovely as a handpicked zip laid and stitched with barely a nip of tiniest silk thread floating atop the basted-in zipper of dress or top. Oh marvels invisible, modern you say? Not my little stitches that cover the fray; not my controlled, careful, neat, … More Wondrous Wednesdays: Ode to a Zipper
We, the early risers, bedecked in our red garments, accessories, ribbons and bows gathered to pray. The flame flag floating and dancing above us, around us, and within our small but faithful community of 8am Mass attendees as we lifted our voices and proclaimed: “We are a Pilgrim people, we are the Church of God…” … More Monday Spiritual Ruminations: Pentecost stirrings….
I have been feeling a bit less than satisfied with my cosmetics as of late. I love cosmetics–I used to dream about eye shadow colors (which is how I first realized I could dream in color!) Putting on my makeup is akin to doing an art project–sometimes it is the most creative I get to … More Feathering Friday: New Skin…
The state of liminality intrigues me. Sitting in the doorway of newness; the almost but not yet place of birthing a new piece of art, jewelry, garment, essay; awaiting that next place in life–these are a few of the images swirling through my waking and deep sleeping dreams in the past eighteen months. I attempted … More Wondrous Wednesdays:That liminal place…
Last Monday I tossed about some thoughts and reflections of my experience with a spiritual director/guide/companion. A bit more on this topic today: I live in a world that values independence, individuality and the self. These are not bad values when they are kept in balance with a communal ethos. Thus, as John Donne once penned: “No man is … More Monday Spiritual Ruminations: the Guide
I have anticipated this day for almost an entire year. I set out early to walk this morning and was kissed by waves of scent–apple blossoms, honeysuckle and my favorite, lilacs! The fragrances blended like no perfumer could have possibly managed, yet the air wafted their delights without the cloying odor that so many cosmetic counters … More Feathering Friday…Wearing the moment
Sometimes life just takes time. Literally. Yesterday was one of those time taking days, and so, I am celebrating Wondrous Wednesday on Thursday. Short and sweet today–I have been creating a couple of Spring/Summer dresses for myself. I am veering off my usual peacock color set and dabbling with a lovely rose print in ecru/tender … More Wondrous Wednesdays…a Day late but a dress cuter!
Who do you call when your spirituality needs to be “unkinked”? I dial up my spiritual Director a.k.a. Spiritual Companion, Spiritual Guide. I initiated a meeting in November of 1999 and we have been meeting monthly since! When stopping to survey the territory covered in this time of companionship, we find ourselves surprised at how … More Monday Spiritual Ruminations: a spiritual chiropractor