“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” rumi
I had to move to a garden to know it.
When we bought this house, I stood in the backyard and just breathed deep. I felt like I hadn't had a proper deep breath in decades. I told Shayne that this house was ours...I could breathe here. And over the last year, I have been rediscovering what it feels like to be in sync with my environment -- to breathe deep every day, and to notice all the beauty and life that surrounds us.
I've entered a new phase in my professional and private life. I'm all about integration these days. It's about living slow and deliberative. It's about noticing and responding to the vast changes that occur minute by minute in this life.
I'm into cycles...and embracing them in their time.
My jewelry is about capturing the feelings and impressions of my life now...I want more pretty. I want more softness. When its time for hard edges, I will embrace them too...this winter there will be more hard edges but for now, I am relishing the soft lines and fuzzy features of my home yard. Of my private park..my sanctuary.
I made my debut appearance in Roanoke last weekend where I showcased this new phase of noticing and translating into wearable art jewelry. I had a great time, meeting lots of new people and noticing all of the beauty around me in the form of faces and smiles and laughter.
I have a lunch date tomorrow with a new friend, with more promises of get togethers and social activities for the future.
I have neighbors that I adore...I now have teenager friends that I attend their school functions and am excited to watch them grow in their own creative endeavors. It's a wonderful new phase of my life...community. Belonging. Growing while rooted. It was time.
And its time for me to show back up here, too. I took a year off. It was needed and I am so appreciative to have been able to do it. To just be for a while. Not having an agenda. I struggled with it until I felt like 'doing' again...I've been immersed in my Human Design work over the last year and am looking forward to becoming more involved with this system of self-awareness moving forward.
Life is good...and sweet.