Being born of Dionysus, I feel especially lucky to have developed a palate for the “Milk of Venus”, and recently I had the opportunity to visit the ever flowing vines of the Yakima Valley. What an amazing sight to witness the hibernating vines against the white of winter. With over 100 wineries Yakima is perhaps one of the oldest wine growing region in the state of Washington.
As the last of the dried, crippled leaves fall from the trees I contemplate my unsettled heart. I have been hiding in the softness of my bubble, a place where the uncertainty of great lands have no reach. In this moment there are many things I could reach for to find comfort in this turbulence. Art seems to always open a window to inspiration. So I will listen to his voice. The foundation of their music began in the every evolving climate of Iceland. The grit, the soul of this band plays heavy on my mood. Somber and hope. So I will let the sound inspire me through this death of greatness and into the state of retrograde.
While other parts of the country are still lingering in the summer heat, fall is quickly appropriating here in the PNW. I have to say this is a welcome change from the simmering oven of a Southern California Fall. With this change comes reflection, a dying of the old to bring forth renewal. It is my hope that the long nights will be the prefect gift for reviving the creative spirit within.
‘I know girls who are fleeing bombs
The song is a poem set to the melodic tunes of a tribe of notes. When you take passion and mold it into a song the results can be profound. So what happens when you take a poem and add a passionate soul?...
She is brave. She is exceptional. She is beauty.
Listen to the words.
I cannot express how much I have grown through the insight of someone’s song. I try to keep topics on this blog positive and in the end I think this is the most positive message for a woman to hear. I also feel this is one of the many points of growth for all of humanity.
The first time I heard Body Love I was sitting at my desk working and the love notes in this song brought me to tears. The spoken word revealed issues of my life that I, and I’m sure many other women have dealt with in their lives. There are definitely some hard truth’s to swallow but the need for them to be spoken and heard is beyond essential, as we are a culture obsessed with the way women look. There is the unattainable idea of beauty that women are expected to fit in.
I recall countless occasions where I have asked the women closets to me to silence the negative self-talk. I affirm this notion by giving gifts like Louise Hay’s audio book Love Your Body. The conversations we have with ourselves is the most important conversation we should ever have. I encourage you to listen to the gift that Mary Lambert sends to all women. Put aside any judgements and ‘love your body the way you’re mother loved your baby feet. ‘
I have agonized for months over how to write this post. There are so many elegantly laced words floating around in my head but I just can't seem to find the right ones to express exactly how this blogger, crafting guru, culinary extraordinaire, photographer, author (among many other things) makes me feel. So I'm just going to share. I have been follow Posie Gets Cozy for a few years now, and every time I visit her page I get a burst of joy! Its hard for me to explain really but viewing and reading Alicia Paulson's post sort of transport me to another time, a simpler time where creating was a part of daily life. All I can says is you have to see for yourself what a brilliantly creative human Alicia is!
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."