Just a few of the posts that have me something to think about or inspired me this week…
Every once in awhile I get wrapped up my life and I forget lots of important things. Posts like this from Andrea Scher are good reminders about the things that are important and that are worth remembering.
I’ve never been a big letter writer, but in the past I have been a big card sender. I keep thinking I need to get back to that but then I spend way too much time on the internet. As I begin to put together my list of intentions for 2014, I need to put “write more letters and cards” on the list. I don’t think I’ll ever get to 2000 like the lady in this article, but I can do my part to keep a dying tradition and truly an art alive. Because, they’re right…it is so nice to receive something in the mail.
I wish every week with Jamie Ridler at Jamie Ridler Studios, and I believe in the power of setting our wishes out there into the universe. It’s been awhile since I stumbled across anything by Stacy De La Rosa, mainly because I forgot that she was moving from her site at Clover & Sage to a different spot on the web. While I was cleaning up my blog roll at Bloglovin, I came across her new home and this post about making our wishes come true. For these lines alone, this post is a keeper:
You are glorious and you need to know this: Your wildest dreams, wishes, and desires, were given to you for a reason. Your work on this Earth with the time you are given is to find out what those dreams are and live them.
Susannah Connoway shared The Art of Getting Started in her Something for the Weekend post. As I scrolled through the assignments I found a few that piqued my interest and lord knows that there are plenty of times when I could use some inspiration and some getting started.
If you are considering participating in #Reverb13, there are several sources of inspiration. Besottment by Paper Relics will be offering their #Reverb13 prompts. Plus she’s got some great spreads and ideas. I’m not that talented but I sure do love her stuff.
I always get some incredible stuff from Danielle LaPorte, this post is like a pole ax in the middle of the forehead.
I started following Coffee with Hallelujah during last year’s Reverb project. I love her art and I love her words. This post from her makes me ache a little. At the end of it, she asks about our relationships with our fathers and that is why I ache a little. Perhaps it is because I am on my way home as you read this. As I grow older I find I want to know who my father was *before* he descended into madness and turned into a terrifying religious zealot (my father wasn’t violent or abusive – he was a paranoid schizophrenic who heard the voice of GOD). There are two problems with that desire: one, I don’t know if that man even exists because from what little I know, the madness showed signs I manifesting early & two, there aren’t many of those who would have known left. I think I’ll have to write a little about it this weekend.
This postfrom Finding Serendipity on the gifts of an autumn sunset.
Are you following The Bitter Southerner yet? If you aren’t, do yourself a favor and get on it. I shared last week’s feature and I’m sharing this week’s too. I haven’t done all of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just touched it really. But this piece reminds me that Sweet Husband is taking me to the mountains next fall. Or I’m taking myself.
Because most of my photos these days are taken on my iphone I’m working on getting over my snobbery and getting better photos from my phone. This post from Vivienne McMaster helps.