Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Soul soothing simple things

The lovely and ever soulful Christina wants us to talk about simple things that soothe our souls without pictures (still on borrowed time/machine) here is the list that I have been keeping since I heard about today...and it is lots more than 5!
1. silly signs that make me smile (Texas Watermelon -Blessed by Jesus, Dust Free Path, Butterfly crossing)
2. a yellow dragonfly that landed on the sidewalk at a bus stop amongst dried up orange peels
3. extra cherries in my cherry limeade
4. a butterfly landing on my shoulder and staying there as I walked around the butterfly pavilion
5. a baby's laughter on a swing
6. the sound of rain!!! in the desert!!!
7. a new place to watch stencil videos and a new stencil master to watch create magic
8. laughing with the friend who has known me the longest about how ridiculously connected we are
9. hearing from someone else what a good adult my son is
10. opportunities and options for the summer
11. celebrating the birthday of my far away twin nieces in my heart and in words, mine and theirs, they are good adults too!
12. whimsy in gardens that are filled with life (you'll love this picture!)
13. a really, really good book from an author that I love and hate, Elizabeth Berg. She sucks me in every time and then some of her endings just break my heart and I think I will never read her again and then A Year of Simple Pleasures -aahh... makes me want to read it again and again and I just finished it
14. knowing that bright and shiny things await
15. the Factory of 5th is reopening! it's a studio/gallery that has been closed to public gatherings for a while and now will have a show in July! yippee-ki-yea, back in the saddle again
16. catching the moon through the clouds...I know! clouds in the desert... that actually produced moisture...who'd a thunk it!
17. my asparagus fern bloomed this amazing white feathery flower, I had forgotten they did that
18. hearing/seeing what other people find wonderful today
19. a library that has computers and Internet
20. the connections made through time and space and knowing that my tribe really is out there, gathering up simple things to share!

Pictures will follow when I can (especially signs!! You gotta see the blessed watermelons)


Stephanie said...

I'm sure the pictures will be great, but, it was delightful to fill in the blanks myself with your descriptions of simple pleasures!!

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moongipsies said...

Love you !!

And adore your list. They make me smile too...

SE'LAH... said...

coming over from Christina.

loving your list.

i've never heard the rain in a desert but i can imagine.

beautiful post.

Relyn said...

I do want to see the blessed watermelons sign. Very much. Isn't this a brilliant idea Christina had? I'm loving it.

Christina said...

"the sound of rain!!! in the desert!!!"

that sounds positively glorious! i would throw my hands up toward the sky and take in the moment.

thank you, dear friend.


elsa said...

i hope like you to beam one day when my son becomes an adult and people tell me how wonderful he is!

wonderful list! i enjoyed it!

Paula said...

smooch and hug

Allegra Smith said...

You, your blog, your little lovely notes, knowing you are there and here, in my heart. Christina's photos, a tree frog I call Charlie meeting me this morning and I swear he was smiling. The bees, buzzing around the lavender filled with joy and busyness, the peonies laughing at the rain, my McKenzie, rolling over in bed and giving me the sweetest pooch smooch ever.

My soul and yours are blessed, as I am sure are the watermelons
alas, for different reasons.

rochambeau said...

Dear Leau,
GREAT list. The one that especially gets to me is # 1. The silly unexpected things that happen everyday, if we only will have the eyes and wit to see!
Then the butterfly on your shoulder,(lucky), and babies laughing on a swing!

So nice to read your entry!

Allegra Smith said...

Darling, I cannot find your address and need to send you a private email. Would you send it to me please? Thank you for visiting, I need that right now.
Love and hugs, happy Solstice


Chris said...

cool. pictures!