It’s good to be back.
I didn’t intend to step away for so long, but I’ve been in the thick of things.
And I needed some quiet time so that I could take a closer look at the big picture, in the hopes of sharpening my view.
And now this more conscious state feels right…somehow more clear and true. And I can see things in a new light – like magic, I’ve been noticing the special little somethings.
This more keen perspective is most alive when I’m at the beach, beneath the vast beauty of the sky…
…and the rolling waters of the sea. Sometimes when I’m at the beach, I can even imagine myself as a bird…soaring and exploring…so happy to let the wind just carry me.
In this mindset of make believe and intense aliveness there’s also an inner quiet and stillness. And this peaceful tension is only interrupted by the things that come into my eye’s view…like these feathers.
Last weekend I was especially lucky at the beach. While walking, after every few steps, I kept seeing feathers in the sand…dozens of them! And these feathers ended up coming home with me. At home I used soap to gently wash the debris off of each one…
…to more fully reveal their striking beauty.
I try to honor these amazing gifts of nature by using my hands…
…to create something like this necklace, which I’m offering as a little giveaway to one of you.
If you’d like a chance to win this token of feather love, simple leave a comment (I’d love to hear about your favorite things about summer) to this post by next Saturday, June 9th, and I’ll be back the next day to announce the winner.
Thanks for stopping by…I know it’s been a while. And I hope that you’ve all been well (and happy)! Happy feather love!