3. to understand.
Days like these, when sunshine drips like honey through the window; the smoothie blender whirrs in the morning; warm, deep winds rush through the hallway; laugher resounds; pillars of light creep into a small white room; we cling to fresh, white sheets at night; a candle flickers as we drift off to sleep. Life is slow and simple; it is honest and good. How privileged and blessed we are.
Life rushes past and we try to hold our breaths, try to sip in the richness of now, embrace summertime and wind and sea salt and laughter. We're tangled in between our own failures and worries - loosen them, let them slip out of our grasp. Perhaps, after all, they do not belong to our souls.
To find happiness in quiet, unexpected moments or objects - flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, a good breakfast. Live simply and wholly.
The rest of January is busy. I'm looking forward to days packed with photo sessions and the thrill of deadlines (a paradox of sorts, because simultaneously I hate deadlines).
In other news! I'm not (really) doing New Year's Resolutions; I'm forming and utilising what I like to think of as New Day's Resolutions. Here's a short run-down:
As soon as you wake up every morning, write 5 things you would like to accomplish (big or small - perhaps even ranging from 'make curry' to 'finally publish that big article'. Then continue in your daily pursuits and keep in mind accomplishing those tasks. Push the uncompleted ones to another day. Always accomplish three or more tasks.
Accomplish! Fight! Dream! Pursue!
And have a lovely day. xx