I feel like I'm going through a period of transition and introspection right now. I am really emotional about the oil spill in the Gulf, and that's on top of already feeling overwhelmed by all of the recent earthquakes and floods and economic strife and atrocities that humans commit against each other. It's all just too much. I find myself sitting down to write and not knowing what to say because there's just too much to say. At least for now, I will revert back to what I know; what I can touch right now; the minutia that is daily life. I will breathe in and breathe out and notice this moment right now because it is really all that I have. And in being available for myself, maybe I can also be available for someone else. That's a start. This mother Merganser was seen by my friend Barry, who took this picture as she shuttled her babies down the falling tide on Woodard Bay. A perfect example of being in the moment, I think.
Bronwyn is on summer break, and I have to say I am loving my mornings with her. Instead of rushing to get out the door, we snuggle and read books and maybe take a tub just for fun. I have been taking some time, too, to work on a fun new clutch design. I haven't gotten things perfect, but I'm enjoying the process of fiddling. I have discovered that I love pleats and so this new clutch will feature at least one. Here is what it looks like so far: These are being donated to a friend's raffle to raise money for breast cancer research. Hence the pink theme!
Peace and love to you my friends; have a lovely week!