Monday, December 10, 2012

Where Stars are Born



My living space is aglow with little white fairie lights. They hang from my window, tipped with little glass stars at the ends that catch my eye when they twirl and bounce the light. Would it really be so bad if I kept them up most... no, all of the year? Not all of them.. just a little string of white lights? They make me happy. They release a warm inviting light into the room that has the same effect on me that a good paint colour does.

Hmmm. But I guess they wouldn't be as special at Christmas, if I had them up all year.

I am in full nesting mode. It's as though all of my senses want to be coaxed and nurtured... whether it be the spiced gingerbread fog wafting from the oven, the soft fuzz of my new slippers under my toes, the hypnotic rhythm of the raindrops tapping at my windowpanes, or a cup of creamy nut oolong warming my hands and cheeks.... all of these simple pleasures entice me to stay in, to slow way down and to be exceptionally mindful. And most grateful.

I just want to be home. In my nest. Until the flowers come out.

14 comments:

sarah said...

so beautiful.

d smith kaich jones said...

i have a string of fairy lights over my bed and they never take away from the magic of christmas. i just thought you should know. :)

when i read words like these, i think i could maybe embrace some cold for winter. you make it sound like a good book i can't put down.

xoxo

d smith kaich jones said...

and ps - why am i not surprised to bump into sarah here? magic souls, the both of you.

Kathryn said...

I've missed you, your beautiful images and your posts. This time of year is all about getting the snuggle on!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, this is so simple and beautiful. I have missed coming here so much. Thank you. I also adore twinkly white fairy lights and have been tempted to keep them up all year, but like you worry that that will take away a bit of the magic. Maybe we should try it out this year, see how it goes. =)

beth said...

so perfect. so beautiful.....and i want to stay nested until the flowers come out, too !!!

beth said...

like debi, i'm so happy to be here with sarah !!

Isa Lisboa said...

Nesting mode...that's a great thought! :)

BumbleVee said...

oh, for any baking fragrance at all wafting from my oven..... just a minute....oh, for my oven in the first place !! the cabinet people are on my list of "naughty" this year.... I may have an oven Friday...but, no guarantees. All my baking ...including gifts ...did not get done this year. I will be lucky to have a real oven and not just my toaster oven for the day......sigh......

yes it is a perfect time of year for staying home and warm... just enjoying our chance to be cozy.... now if only I could be baking ..... grrrrr .....

Marcie said...

What beautiful sweet winter images. And I know -exactly - this desire to hibernate thru the dark cold winter months. A belated Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Relyn Lawson said...

I just clapped my hands in delight to find you back here in this place. I love to sit here peacefully beside you and savor beauty and small joys. Merry Christmas season, my friend.

elizabeth said...

I have a canopy of twinkle lights above my living room, hung more than a year ago in a burst of inspiration that turned out to be slightly more work than I imagined ;), and I love sitting under it in the evenings. It is magical and warm and inviting.

You make me want to stay in myself, which is exactly what I am already doing with the chilly days.

Chris O said...

Your photos Jaime are absolutely breathtaking. Every one infuses me with a sense of peace. I love the post especially your descriptions of the gingerbread, the new slippers and the raindrops on the window. There's always a time for a good cup of tea.

thyme Sarah said...

Hi friend! I completely agree with Chris above. I check in periodically to see if you are around but completely understand if you are not...blogging is about expressing ourselves...when the passion strikes...not the calendar. The photos are exquisite. Just so beautifully exquisite. A big warm hug for you!