Alabama pulled through pretty nicely last minute. and let it snow! all day the flurries fell through the blistering cold. the first full snow of the year so perfectly placed on Christmas day.
full bellies i have from gathered family and friends. full thoughts as well of meaningful gifts. this Christmas has been quite a splendor of surprises and affection. so share with you i will a bit of a poem i received from a very close friend.
these words do mean more than boxes or bows. tied up in phrases, gifts of the thought.
Not unlike mountains
Not unlike mountains an unwavering boldness with a core that penetrates stone
Not unlike the arrow sifting through unwanted targets for home
not unlike the moon with empty newness and waking fullness only to rebirth again
not unlike the deserted soldier whose treacherous young heart fights brave quick battles, yet not meant for the vastness of war
not unlike the ocean with shallow depths come deep awakenings
not unlike the apple forbidden sweetness with a crisp to your liking
not unlike the winds, she binds, she floats, she dances.
She is not unlike mountains, but more importantly she is the true girl who will be to be.
Dil and i catching the tiny bits of snow. when we were younger we gathered bowls and bowls of snow to store for the rest of the winter. why you ask? well, to make snow cream of course. the snow however never quite kept it's consistency. you think we would learn after a year or so, but we still packed the freezer with bags of melting snow.
i have been playing a disappearing act of sorts. how i have missed.. snapping shots of my mind, and sharing in time. but for now i will simply just wait.
in the process of updating my entire technological bag you see. a working computer. an existing camera. i am so close!
after holiday cheer, full bellies and stories i will return with big news i promise none boring. but for now i will share with you a story book of secrets tied in knots of course in ETSY wishes and desires...
a few books i found from a used book store recently. pop up limericks... look it up (such an incredible gift) also. Chilean street art. an immediate favorite.
with soon to follow. new year hopes. site launched. new tools to blog. camera & computer a trip to Europe?! studio shops opening
oh and i get a kick out of this at work. learn while you play!