is for sun
Dear Sun –
Today I’m especially happy to see you and it delights me to sing your praises and write you a love letter. There was a lot of hard in yesterday – some difficult news, an unexpected dental challenge, an all-day rainstorm that flooded our front walk while still leaving mountains of snow in its wake and then when the temps dropped again left a not-so-wonderful pathway of ice to cope with. The howling winds last night kept me awake and some unknown banging kept drumming away, driving me insane looking for its cause and even had me going outside to see if parts were dangling off the house. My monkey mind decided it wanted to be in charge chattering to the relentless beat, and then all I could think of was those windup toys with the monkey banging cymbals. Sleep eluded me and then when I finally did get up early in the morning, I didn’t have the light turned on for more than three minutes when our electricity went out. Sigh. But that’s exactly what do-overs are for, and so I waited for you to come out and show your face and we started again. And now I feel so much better. Your rays aren’t very warm today, and the clouds keep trying to force you into a game of hide and seek, but you keep popping out and I keep chasing you and turning my face to you and drinking in the vitamin D. You dear Sol are just what my dear soul needed today. Thank you! I love you!
Deborah, who for today is changing her name from Lunar Daughter to Solar Somebody
And because it’s Friday that means The Scattered Life Collective is gathering their reports. The invitation is always open to play along.
current time: 1:30 p.m.
on the menu: Right now I’m having a bowl of yogurt piled high with bananas and berries and a mug of vanilla caramel coffee. It feels like one of those in-the-air kind of food days, so maybe it’ll be a breakfast for dinner night which I always like, or maybe we’ll head over to our neighborhood diner. Time will tell.
out the window: Oh that beautiful sun! And trees dancing in the wind, but today they look like they’re enjoying an ecstatic dance as opposed to holding on for dear life like last night.
reading: I very rarely give up in the middle of a book. I have my doubts whether that’s a good thing. But I did this week with John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things. Part of me thinks I probably should have stuck it out, but the rest of me didn’t want to wade through any more heaviness. And when someone mentioned they wanted to read it, I gladly pulled out my bookmark and passed it on.
listening: Could it be anything other than Here Comes the Sun? I don’t think so. And I like this early SLN performance of it by George Harrison and Paul
watching: I’m clearly in some kind of retro vortex, because this week it was the documentary The U.S. vs John Lennon.
- I’m a winner! In an actual, not just esoteric sense. I won a Grow Your Blog giveaway prize from Patty’s Pretty Things. How fun.
- While I normally try to avoid using petroleum-based products, someone who knows my connection to roses gave me this tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve which has been on the market with the original formula since the late 1800s. I totally credit it for my exceeding soft non-winter-chapped lips. And if it can work magic in this incredible winter I think it deserves a mittened thumbs up.
Around and About:
- I want someone to build me a colored ice igloo. Except for the part where I’m thoroughly done with winter.
- Seriously I don’t know how I’ve managed not to have Ghadah Alkandari, a Kuwait artist and blogger, on my radar before. I’m totally in love with her work and let me tell you there’s lots to peruse on her site. Go and be delighted!
- And another new-to-me swoon, artist Zeljko Lesar. Oh the birds! Bring them on.
- I’ve been enjoying a wide range of new blogging finds thanks to the Grow Your Blog party event last month. (You can check out the list of players yourself and perhaps find some new loves as well). I enjoyed this post from Machas Buch playing in Random 5 Friday in which she notes some differences between German and American blogs.
Now what about you? What’s been the highlight or lowlight of your week? Are you a to-the-bitter-end kind of book reader or can you merrily let something go very quickly? Win anything lately? What’s capturing your delight? Do tell – you know I love to hear.