I have been away for too long and must admit that life gives us much to ponder as we focus on what takes place.
For the past few months my sweet husband has been in Hospice Care. It has changed our routines, our expectations of daily rituals. Life has slowed down and we are in the midst of a sacred season. Just thinking about what this season brings, it’s startling… and I have had to take a big break from my routine of posting on my blog. To anyone reading this today, he is doing okay! We know time is limited, but for today, we are grateful.
What this time has given me, in addition to humility and devotion, is a time to paint. I am finding my designs are changing and I am moving further away from preschool stones and into art stones. I hope you will look around! I have updated the site today with new designs and sets. If you see anything you would like to order or have a custom set in mind, please let me know. I love working with clients who have ideas for the stones.
At this very moment, I am sitting by my window, wathcing so many birds enjoy our yard. Robins, cardinals, yellow finches and even quail. This is the first year to see the quail but they are settling in with the others just fine.
As I face the changes that are coming, at least for today and in this moment, the peace I spy outside my window reminds me of the hope we are given as we live each day. I leave you with this snipet of a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and hope it lifts your spirits. Ahhh-sweet spring.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair—
The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing—
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing …
See you tomorrow!