two zero one three

so odds are pretty good that something amazing will happen this year. over the last week i've been closely following my astrological readings more specifically the chinese zodiac* so far early predictions look good and in general the signs seem pretty spot on. i've never been one for new year's resolutions. setting some definitive personal goals seems like a much better plan.

so what seems to interest me more these days is intention more than profession. what i commit myself to, will hopefully be reflected in my work. my desire to look at things askew, to uncover the little mysteries that lie beneath the surface, bewildered suspension, the element of surprise, flipping the lid. i have less room for leading or following. or lagging behind. to remain true to myself and my art and the people i love is where i choose to set my sights. look to my roots and continue to cultivate the talents i've been given. share them generously and be grateful in return. this will be my greatest triumph if i should be so lucky.

there is a funny {sad} line in the movie Beginners, "you make me laugh but it's not funny." i can totally relate to this bit of personal melancholy. a kind of nostalgia for an easier time. this nostalgia sticks to me like glue. two challenges that forever plague me are looking back and holding on. so i ask you two zero one three please release me to that place where i can run wild and be free. the place where i meant to be.

which leads me to...

Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time...and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances. ~J. Krakauer

i''ll do my best to keep you posted. my heartfelt thanks to all you lovers out there.
light, love and laughter.  / / xx

on an unrelated fairly insignificant side note. every year i treat my self to a new moleskinso this year i've chosen the color GREEN to chart my path. it just seemed natural.

*2013 is the year of the black Snake and begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac.

 // all magical botanical images azumamakoto

1 comment:

Denise Fasanello said...

gorgeous post. your star is on the rise and I am in awe xoxo