Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Beauty and Joy
Beauty and Joy are vastly underrated. This little love pillow is beautiful in it's simplicity yet joyful for the wonderful french knots it contains. I can appreciate the beauty and joy of simplicity in all things. The crow who struts across my front lawn is beautiful and he is joyous when he finds a nice tasty worm. My dog is beautiful because she is a little furry soul and her joy is when she can convince one of us to play squeaky ball with her. There is beauty in trees and joy in the knowledge that soon there will be buds.
There is beauty and joy all around us but somehow we are always to busy to enjoy it. This morning was an April morning in February. I had all intentions of working all day and then on my way home from the market I decided to take a short walk. On my walk I was thrilled to notice the sky, blue with grayish white clouds. I was thrilled to feel the spring air on my cheeks and the unexpected warmth with just a tinge of cold to make inhaling even better. I was thrilled to see the trees with all their individuality and just how many little twigs go into making one beautiful tree. And lastly I was thrilled that I decided to take just a little walk to enjoy the beauty and joy of the warmth.
After this blog post is done I will retire to my studio and hand embroider which just makes my heart sing and hopefully make beautiful things that other people will think beautiful. I will have my trusty dog at my feet and my headphones filling my head with beauty and joy.
My song for the day is Meet Me in the City by the Black Keys. It astounds me with it's beauty, the beautiful sounds of the guitar, the beautiful voice that lingers on just about every word, the subtle drum beat in the background and the wonderful pleading by a man to a woman(that's just to make you laugh, perhaps). You may not hear those things when you listen to it, but listen to something that brings you joy and share it if you wish. Share everything that's joyful and beautiful about your life at the moment as other people's joy and beauty are always inspirational. Blessings.