a rainy saturday afternoon, as i get ready to meet a friend for dinner. i love the rain…i sat out under the gazebo earlier, after i finished the laundry and dishes and grocery shopping & reorganizing the shelves in the medicine closet. i try to keep busy :)
my friend, the chef from Ireland, gave me his cooking school cook book…a hefty volume, if i do say so. an amazing gift. and it started to reignite the urge to prepare love on a plate…to move about my kitchen with purpose, and set a beautiful table and gather folks for conversation…all that being creativity of another sort. i am slipping into my new skin, these days…casting off the dark & heavy cloak for a lighter step, a less clumsy step…confidence and renewal has spun a golden shawl for me and i feel proud to wear it - the patched spots well earned. so much was lost for no good reason, but it is certainly time to step out of the ring of destruction and move ahead, without looking back. i reclaim my place in this physical house…making drawers and cupboards work for me…selecting colors that sing to my soul…finally hanging my artwork, and the artwork that i've collected. my studio has a large area cleared and ready for work…still some outer areas to finish up, but the main part of the studio is usable once again. and it is a studio. not an office. not The Big Room. not "your room up there." it's My Studio. how long i'll be here - who knows? but a good place to catch my breath, perhaps grow roots, perhaps move out for adventure…time will soon tell.
wishing you a cozy afternoon & evening - even if it's 100 degrees….