Basically, yes, it is all about me. That is what this blog is intended for. For me to write, and write and write and write and post silly photos and phots I love and thoughts I have and ideas that come to me and what ever else takes my fancy. So if you are reading this and you are not me, then beware! There will be raw and unadulterated bits of my soul in here and rather than be offended by them, perhaps you could feel honoured that you are one of the few people who gets to know the real spark that conceived me, that is me, that allows me to live and breath in this rather pudgy human form.
Lately I have noticed that hearts appear around me. They are in the natural and built environments, on my clothing and in the foods I eat (and I don't just mean on the wrappers or in printed form).
This is the one that started it all -
At the time I was lucky enough to be sitting in on a planning meeting for connect2mums. The ideas and inspirations being shared were palpable, as though you could see them zooming around the room. I sat down with my cuppa and gave it a stir and this beautiful heart appeared right before my eyes!
I believe it was the universe's way of making sure I acknowledged the love in the room and continued to be grateful for the wonderful position I found myself in. Thanks girls ;)
A few days later my son accidentally made this hole in my shirt -
While I was slightly miffed my new-ish shirt now had a hole in it, I was pretty impressed with the shape and every time I wear it now I am reminded of how much I love that curly haired little scamp.
Speaking of curly haired little scamps, the two of them were on the front patio cracking macadamia nuts with their Dad, a hammer, and his newly made 'nut-holder-in placerer' when squealing and clapping echoed through the house. This was closely followed by racing footsteps and the excited shouts of 'MUUUUUUUUUUMM - look what we found for you!'.
The example above was presented with dusty little hands and faces full of love and pride, as though they themselves had grown the nut in the shape of a heart 'just for me'. Priceless. Absolutely priceless.
And that is why this photo is the headline act for my blog. It reminds me of the reasons I find myself in this place at this time and to make sure I live my life in ways that are 'a little less random'.
These last two are souvenirs from my weekend trip to the Nation's Capital. I am just so grateful to have been able to go to the 'Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne & beyond' exhibition. Not only did I get time away from my everyday life, but I got to spend it with two of my favourite people, doing some of the things I love most - traveling, taking photos, drinking coffee and absorbing up the inspiration that comes from seeing impressive original artwork.
Here's some ivy I spotted on our walk to the gallery.
And if the vibes from the art works weren't enough to make me feel the love, this sure cemented the feeling!
Stay tuned for my post on this exciting trip, coming soon!