This morning I woke feeling different. I felt immediately compelled to go outside. The cedars, greenery, camellia blossoms, lilacs, and pear blossoms brighter, beautiful and seemingly reaching out towards me, engaging in a quiet, even conversation.
I sat under a small awning outside as it rained around me, it felt much easier to sit still and listen. The winter wren song, the robin hops, the light gentle sound of lily-pads hitting the water, the colors brighter. These past months have moved fast - sometimes it feels like we're trying to speed up time to get to the better parts, and it's all I can do sometimes to sit still and remember: things are pretty nice the way they are now.
The days have been both full and lazy, but mostly full. Our trip to Port Townsend where we pretended to live in an airstream for the night. And we read poetry before sleeping, cozying up with tea in the morning and daydreamed (a daily practice) about the day we will have land and a home of our very own - one where we can sink roots deep into the earth and let them grow and flourish into all of our various dreams. It will come, even if I'm already feeling so impatient for it now (I'm only 25, geez).
And a new and mysterious energy healing class that has taken us off island for the past month, a fun journey where we get to sleep in the cozy Subaru nest with Penny dog outside of the ferry terminal before the early boat the next day. The class has brought both a lot of healing and a lot of chaos as all sorts of buried things rise to the surface and cause quite the distraction. Now that the class is over I'm doing my best to maintain that magic and regular and mostly to remember to be gentle with myself ~ the quest for perfection is silly, right?
And the markets and pie and cakes and chocolates continue on, a slight the lull between the holidays and summer, but I'm gearing up for the summer market - mentally and physically as the island traffic generally doubles, sometimes triples and I'm going to try to increase my production along with it. Stay tuned for a potential pie apprentice search hopefully by the end of this month! And the last little farm market will be this weekend before the craziness of the summer market in town commences!
I also was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph for Lissa of Barnacle Bags. We spent a sweet morning on her property drinking tea on her lawn and showcasing some of her latest work. Stay tuned over on her page for the latest line of bags for spring and a few of my pictures! It was so nice to sit around drinking coffee with these two after the shoot and to better get to know more like-minded people on this little island.
Ah, and the revival of Siren & Scribe - an open mic night in the village that left me fairly moved. So many various talents - poetry, singing, storytelling, tamales, and I'm always so thankful for events like this that bring it all together in one room.
Stay tuned for more pie photos (coming soon!), recent work for Taproot magazine, the hopeful release of an officially official photography portfolio, and a little springtime Woodland Keep video I've started working on!