Monday, December 30, 2013

stand in the place where you live

i tend to avoid the ubiquitous.  one exception is the foot photo/standing-here self-portrait, which i have been doing for several years.  i love taking these photos because 1. they provide space and time to stand still and be present and 2. create a lovely end-of-year snapshot of where i've been.  if you'd like, you can see previous years' collections here (just scroll past this current one).

a few things about 2013:

  • i happily became accustomed to a slower pace of life, with more precious space and time
  • i became a better traveler, mainly due to the gypsy job
  • i fell in love (again) with nyc
  • i spent a lot of time barefoot
  • ditto staring at the sky
  • i struggled with being vegetarian and had to balance nourishing my body with my strong opinions on meat-production (ultimately reintroducing organic/local/humanely-produced animal products, which turns out to not be a lot around here)
  • i embraced meditation
  • i avoided most crowds, too much noise, those personalities that drive me over the edge (passive-aggressive people, narcissists, fear-and-rage-mongers) to the extent possible 
  • i had a lot of time to think, daydream, plan and try new things
  • i wasted a lot of that time learned the value of doing nothing

as i reflect on the year, i consider it to have been really good overall, if not somewhat non-eventful...a resting year.

now face north.


Bella said...

Beautiful images and heart filling lessons wrapped into another year gone by.
Wishing you the best in 2014. xo

Donna Wynn (Yogiknitgirl) said...

Always beautiful inspiration found here ... Wishing you such love in the coming new year ... so grateful for friendship with you!