A Fresh Perspective

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Looking forward to a year full of artful angles and new perspectives.  For the moment I am feeling keenly drawn to the mundane, how could this be?  Upping the ordinary seems to be my cause for the new year, I feel it in my marrow this transformation taking place.

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Driving through St. Helena a few days ago, on my way home from a visit with my brothers family, I stopped in for a meditative cup of coffee with 2015 planner pages opened up, and as I pondered the mystery of empty calendar pages, imagining the notes I will scribble in between the bold numbers which represent a twenty-four hour portion of my life, I inhaled the aroma of cafe creme and also of hope for the year ahead ~~ how good and rich and wholesome it indeed did smell.

Back in my car to make the second half of the trip home, cruising along Oak Street this house just stuck out for me. It would not otherwise be noticed save for the time of day and the way the shadows played it up. How interesting ! It seemed to ask me to pull over, park, and dig my camera out of my stuff and take a shot.  So I did.

In 2015 I strive to detach myself from distractions of consumerism, and instead to slow down and ‘do without’… to Mend & Make Do if you will. It just seems so attractive to me here at the onset of the new year, and before dawn, to contemplate true simplicity. I have always longed for the slower-moving vantage point.

I close this post of the first day in January to ponder this idea of Less Is More, and I wish you all a very good year ahead to set out for what you long for.

8 thoughts on “A Fresh Perspective

  1. A wonderful picture and a perfect sentiment. I am striving for ‘how to want what you have’. Yarn and handmade items fill in the picture as do sharing what I have. Learning to give from abundance rather than perceived lack. Thanks for the post. Happy 2015 to you!

    • Hi Claudia, and Happy 2015. I wish you Wanting What You Have. I saw a great quote the other day , it reads :
      ” The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ” by Marcel Proust

  2. Hello and Happy New Year, Jen! I am up to my ears in new knitting plans and projects. I’m still working on my goal to replace all my sweatshirts with sweaters! It could take awhile:)

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