Archive for January, 2012

Bear cubs sound remarkably like human cubs.

Still working.  Last night saw the final brushstrokes of paint applied, minutes before the stroke of midnight.  It’s a lovely, calm shade of grey, matching perfectly the subdued, otherworldly light pouring into that North-facing room.  It was with much intention that this paint was chosen and applied.  Wave (of Focus) is what it’s called, the parenthetical being my own addition. 
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January is for…

quiet. renewal. purging. hibernating. new life. We’re not so very different from bears, are we?  This weekend’s Prairie Home Companion mentioned a black bear momma-to-be in Ely, MN who was on the verge of giving birth.  You can imagine how that got our attention, especially when it was also mentioned that we could potentially witness it via the web cam
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This Moment

(via SouleMama) {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

Kitten

Thus it was written by Isadora in 2011.  Using the brush of artistic license, she lovingly shaved months off their age when referring to the pair as “kittens” but such is her right as author.  The story, however, has gone from charming school work, pinned up for all to see, to historical record.  It seems we no longer have two
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Knitting interlude

Meditate on this, whilst I crawl a bit deeper into my cave. Does it look like those rows are a bit off in places?  Nah.  That’s just you – better adjust your screen.

A forced whisper

I’ve been wearing the same pair of wool socks, without interruption, for the entire year; the same pair of jammies – 2/3rds of the year.  I trust that 2012 will include plenty of articulate discussion but this I take on faith alone; I’ve been without my voice since last year.  It’s a whopper of a cold that’s battered me into
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