"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

my life & love ~ plain and simple

this year, I decided to try to find the Sacred in every single moment of my life. sometimes it is more difficult than others.. take the heat for instance.. yesterday was hot. stifling hot.. when it seems nothing is really alive, it is just existing.. there does not seem to be any energy anywhere.. the birds are still, plants droop.

and people .. well they cope in whatever way they can.. (I don't like having my photo taken.. .. and I really don't like the photo of me above..I nearly deleted it.. but it is me.. pure and simple. I do not look like Michelle Pfeiffer, no matter how much I wish I did & I don't have God to thank for my jowls, I have my grandmother & my nose ~ from my Cornish grandfather)

I could not even face cooking dinner so Dutch husband and I decided to pack a bottle of wine, two glasses and a blanket and go to Katoomba, buy a take~away pizza and go for an impromtu picnic at Echo Point..

and that is where I found the sacred yesterday:

THIS is what my life is all about


Serena said...

I love impromptu outings! Takeaway pizza and some wine in a nice setting...perfect! Btw, I think you look lovely! I like the changes you have made to your blog and your goal for this year. We were only talking about finding the extraordinary in ordinary things on another blog too. I think this practice can only draw more positive things into our lives.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't look like Michelle Pfeiffer either -- thank Goddess! She's too skinny! I like women who look like . . . themselves!

Annie said...

Lovely. As you open to all the possibilities, a simple solution presents itself.

Fire Byrd said...

It's when your not looking that it the joy happens I think.

Genie Sea said...

You might not be Michelle Pfeiffer, but she ain't you, and you are beautiful! I am so glad you took us along on your picnic; and that it provided such a beautiful and loving break for you. :)

Anonymous said...

That looks fantastic Robyn !! What a lovely picnic !!
Have a fantastic day !!

Ruth said...

Could do with some of that heat - I'm just off for a walk in the snow!

Sorrow said...

It's so much easier when we look at those we love.
this was wonderful, and you are lovely, even in a black and white vintage looking photo!

spirit said...

I love this post.And , your photo. How are you coping with the heat,I have read that it was above 30 degrees even last night. Phew. x

Pam said...

So cute - both of you! I LOVE this post Robyn!

gemma said...

That slant of light looks sacred to me.