Monday, October 22, 2018

For Your Pleasure

In my Tao meditation today I was encouraged to evaluate a tiny piece of thread.

Consider how it started its life. In a seed, in a cotton field, think about who harvested that cotton, who spun it into cones or on to reels. Who packed it for shipping. Where it sat on a store shelf. Think of its incredible journey to get to my basket.

We can do this with everything I suppose, especially when the 9-5 life no longer beckons and there is time to contemplate.

Doesn't life go backwards? The time for contemplation should be in the working years. However, I do remember a magnifying glass and a grain of sand when I was a wee girl, marvelling at how much was in that speck, the glitter, the colours, the texture.

For your pleasure (and mine) the following:

The finished chair. My apartment is coming together with these added colours.


I started a shawl for Grandgirl in her favourite colours. But I was completely taken by the yarn as it sat expectantly in this precious yarn bowl.


And last but not least, a beautiful shot of cliffs and sea (remnants of a now sedated Michael from a distant shore) outside my favourite beach, Middle Cove.

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  1. Lots of colors to see in your photos. Very pretty.

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  2. Does it mean something significant that the shade of water seems to be in all? The showcase board above your headboard you showed the other day as well.

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    1. I love this colour Gemma and astute of you to remember all those turquoise bits around my home :)

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  3. Your chair cover brought a smile (bra and panties!) :) I love the yarn colour for your Grandgirl's shawl - and the colour of that bowl!
    Great shot of the coastline - I miss the sea!!!

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    1. I love being so close to the sea so I hear ya on that:bra and panties, didn't think of that :)

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  4. Bright and cheerful, very like our folk creations here.

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    1. Yes, so true of Mexico also and our own downtowns here full of colour.

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  5. O those blues on the land and the color of the sea are gorgeous. Makes you feel good just to look. We're in daily gray skies and very dull colors this fall. Thanks for brightening the day! Kim in PA

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    1. We're having a lovely fall here Kim, the colours are often stunning.

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  6. It's a good exercise to consider the life cycle of an everyday object we take for granted - all the steps between its origin and its final arrival in our home. It reminds us of the bounty of nature and he bounty of human ingenuity.

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  7. That's a cool chair cover. And the yarn for your granddaughter looks very oceanic.

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    1. Yes a couple of sharp readers caught the colour theme, which has spilled over into my bedroom too. Unconsciously.

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  8. I’ve always been partial to blue and especially these water shades.

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