It was 65 in Richmond today, and I temporarily forgot it was still January. I know it’s not going to last, but the hint of spring was refreshing and energizing. (Not energizing enough to put away laundry or take down our Christmas stuff, but energizing enough to think about it.) Here’s another Valentine’s Day arrangement that matches my mood for today: Donna. She’s pretty chill.
I've been thinking a lot about what it means to surrender. Surrendering to patience, surrendering to gravity, surrendering to love and surrendering to heaviness. I came across these restorative words by Rainer Maria Rilke that remind one just how important heaviness is in relation to being lifted up: “How surely gravity's law,
strong as an ocean current,
takes hold of the smallest thing
and pulls it toward the heart of the world.
each stone, blossom, child-
is held in place.
Only we, in our arrogance,
push out beyond what we each belong to for some empty freedom.
If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making
and struggle, lonely and confused.
So like children, we begin again
to learn from the things,
because they are in God's heart;
they have never left him.
This is what the things can teach us:
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.” Exquisite words to lift the spirit. These beautiful winter-time paperwhites were grown by the @themonkeyflowergroup. Thank you for sharing these beauties with me Jaime!
Oh my goodness!!! How cool is this!? Thanks to @makelight you can get a generated color map of your Instagram feed from the last year!
I am really digging the earthy, yet colorful, mix that was produced!! #yearofcolour
Check them out and find out what your most used colors were!