Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I love looking at other people's living spaces and imagining what it would be like if I lived there. How would I decorate? Where would I put my beloved things? What colours would I put on the walls?
I walked by this old fence and felt such sadness. It looks as if it has been abandoned. If it were my fence, I would give it a fresh coat of white paint, I would adorn the steps with blooming flower pots and grow trailing plants down the rock walls. The gates would be open and welcoming. And I would invite all my new bloggy friends over to sit on the open porch in the sunshine and have home made, fresh squeezed lemonade and cupcakes. Each table setting would have a carefully handwritten message to each of you, expressing to you what I believe makes each and every one of you sparkle.
I feel so overcome with gratitude. I started this blog and thought to myself...well, it's a great space for me to express myself, and get to know myself better, a place to put my photos...and if a few like minded souls out there find me...wonderful! I wanted so much to connect.
I can't tell you how amazing this journey has been for me already! I am so grateful to each one of you for taking the time to come here and leave such beautiful messages. When I visit you, I see so much beauty and creativity and strength and honesty and I see how rich and abundant this world really is, through your eyes...it's contagious, and it inspires me to see the magic in everything that I might have passed off as being ordinary. I want to get to know you better and I hope that this is only the first stepping stone of a long and hopeful journey together...of connection and support and love.
Thank you so very much for being there, and for making me feel as though I am a welcome part of this glowing circle...you are all so radiant. Your poetry and photographs and thoughtful insights leave me spellbound.
My gate is always open to you...