Sunday, March 7, 2010


Go gently into the next hour and see what becomes of it.
What is calling to your senses?

Catch the eye....

The tulip trees are blooming. I saw one yesterday with pink blossoms the size of small cabbages! More bloom than branch.

Have you ever looked deeply into your own eyes through a mirror? How intricate and complex the colours are.

Listen in...

Slip into a bubble bath and imagine a miniature tap class as the tiny bubbles pitter patter all around you. Sink under the surface and listen to your heart's rhythm. It is telling you how much it loves you.

Indulge in a nap and take notice at the way things sound so far away as you drift into dream.

When your cat purrs next to you, tell me it doesn't make you feel reassured...that all is well in this moment...this delicious hour.

Breathe deeply...

Smell the soft sweet fragrance of cherry blossom, or the ocean salt, or the fresh white breath of snow.

What particular scent can rouse your nostalgic memory? lavender....crisp clean sheets....manderin oranges...lilacs...a pot of pasta sauce bubbling and burbling...spring rain.

All in good taste...

Squish a caramel on your tongue. Crush a grape...a pomegranate seed and savour the flavourburst. Absorb the sugary sand of a pear.

Warm cookies and milk...can anything in the world comfort like this combination can? Especially when the chocolate chips are still melty and all over your fingers gooey.

Connect through touch...

Pluck a magnolia from its reaching limb and sweep its delicate petals across your cheek...a blooming kiss.

Let the wind play with your hair, let the waves chase your feet, let the rain tickle the tip top of your head, let the sun warm you from the outside in.

In awe...

Don't forget to engage your sense of wonder as you bring into awareness this hour and all of its gentle enticements... this beautiful hour that can feel eternal when you succumb to the richness of the world around you.


  1. You write so poetically, it's beautiful. That sums up everything I can say about how lovely each of your posts are!

  2. i sat and imagined them all. and could recall the touch, taste and beauty of them. gorgeous

  3. Just sitting with the morning, doing as you say, a cat asleep in my lap, the fizziness of a coke still tickling my tongue. So much we take for granted while the Universe shakes it head in disbelief at all we miss. Good morning, sweet Jaime!


  4. oh jamie....
    how soft and sweet is this ?
    and the caramel....well I did let one melt all over my tongue this weekend...granted it was covered in chocolate, but ohhhhhh, it was amazing !

  5. I love this post! Ah, the simple things in life! How we must be reminded of them . . . always.

  6. Jaime ~ always the perfect photo with the most wonderful words.

    I am so envious that you have flowers and trees blooming! There's still some snow here ~ not much left ~ hopefully it will be gone soon. :(

    Have a lovely week ~ xxoo Catherine

  7. I so cannot wait for the magnolia trees to start blooming here! I love your words here Jaime, a fitting reminder to indulge and appreciate those little moments where there senses are alive.

  8. This is such an inspiring...poetic post. A wonderful reminder to be awake in this be aware of life and all it offers. Thank-you for this.

  9. Oh, Jaimie. You are my life teacher. My how-to-live-like-a-poet master. You have filled me both with delight and purpose. Now I have a wonderful to do for my first hour home this afternoon. Thank you.

  10. What a gorgeous list, Jaime. As I was reading it, one of my cats came to sit with me. At first I petted his head sort of absently; I was too engrossed in your words to pay him much attention, but then I got to your line about the cat's purr, and I realized my little guy was (and still is) purring away right next to me!

    Taking time to use all our senses and to be in the moment is as essential as breathing. Thanks for reminding me, my friend! Beautiful post.

    xoxo Gigi

  11. I think I say this almost every time, but you truly have a gift with words. You paint such a beautiful picture, that your photos are unnecessary, but they are like icing on the cake. Well done.

  12. you are one talented woman!

    these images are outstanding. and i'm always moved by the things you write.

    this was something i got a lot from.

  13. your words make my morning, more beautiful and full. i took my time, with each word you shared. and it was love, sheer love.

  14. wish I could come over for some tea...and chatter...and giggles...and laughter... and photos...and poems...and dreams...yes! dreams...and love and every little bit of you xx

  15. pure bliss!
    thanks for your wonderings!

  16. mmmmmmmmm life is good when you see it that way.