June was my birth month and I was having very mixed feelings
about growing older, like we all do I suppose. I try not to dwell on the negatives
and instead, steer any introspection that occurs right towards that which
is beautiful and calm and filled with positivity.
And that's where doing an enterprise that we love
can save us.
Not to put too dramatic a spin on it, but it's a challenge to not be
brought down by the goings-on in the world.
It seems so important to keep going
in the midst of all that
I didn't follow particular prompts in June, not like previous months. The natural dye pots
were fired up, sewing was at hand, the garden was being tended & revamped for
dye plants (instead of food) ... then, the new space needed arranging, many
photographs to take & play with, resting to give attention to, dietary changes to make
and so all became one big swirl of activity,
each one seeming to feed off the other
with hardly any separation or pause.
There were words, some phrases, even memories that cropped up
while working with these littles so I'll share those instead
and you can make of them what you will ....
walking a thin line
order from chaos
the wee lass who collected abalone shells on her 10th birthday
"nostalgia is not indulgence"
stay calm; wait, hope
frayed around more than the edges
"to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves"
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