So, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I’m sure I’m not the only one recovering from the holidays and the stress of determining New Year’s resolutions! I was reading featured bloggers on SITS girls and was reminded that having a blog means taking the world on a journey with you as you experience life. The distance between land, people and culture shrinks as those who read are pulled into this experience. It’s also quite cathartic.
Anywhoo…so I decided that I’d share pieces of me in my blog posts. I’ve been so focused on getting my online store up and running that it’s been difficult to be and feel “normal” (whatever that means?!). Having said that, I think it only fair to share about myself.
I see this frame on an old wooden fence in our backyard everyday. It’s therapeutic to stare at. I can see it from my kitchen window and strangely it gives me peace and solace while I’m doing the mundane tasks of daily life…like washing dishes. In my “spare time” (chuckle, chuckle), I love to write and I often use this frame as my focus and inspiration.
There’s a story I’ve been telling my kids at night before bed about a little boy with a magic paintbrush. The little boy uses this magic paintbrush to create anything he wanted. He drew an apple to eat, a house to live in and a horse with wings. The horse became his best friend and they traveled to far off lands and met wonderfully strange people. These strange people taught him the old ways of speaking to trees and animals, and that everything in the world was connected by light. I haven’t finished telling them the story yet, but I love that I can share that with my children. When I stare at this window frame hanging on the old wooden fence in my back yard, it makes me feel like I’m staring into new possibilities and creativity.
I know the story is a little out there but my kids love it and it makes me feel like an accomplished parent when I know something I did gave them joy.