I didn't choose a word for the year, but maybe it is beauty.
old favorite bergere chair,
old throw, and old concrete floor... Do you have a favorite chair?
All of us create in different ways whether that be with words, projects, poetry, photos, art, and so on; there is a place for everyone. I usually don't write much here, and prefer to share photos. I also choose not to show mess, unless I hope to inspire others that one can start from scratch. I prefer beauty. The world has enough ugly and evil that I prefer this space to be peaceful and whimsical.
I love shells, because there is little or no cost.
If I could write beautiful thoughts I would, but photos and a few words here and there are more my style. However, I sometimes forget that there are experiences that we love: ballet, classical music, art, literature, learning to garden, and so on. Since it is my opinion that beauty begins at home and in our neighborhoods and places of worship, I will try to remember to mention once in awhile or photograph what we are listening to, what is being read, cooking, and so on.
I recently missed out again on filming my daughter playing Chopin, Shostakovich, and a Mozart piano concerto played here by Mitsuko Uchida. A parent was so kind to film one of the pieces and sent it to us! Parents cannot film at competitions, but at award programs and recitals cameras are allowed. At this level most parents' have a nice picture/sound setup. So my husband spoke to our neighbor, a camera expert, and now we have a camera with a boom to record next time.
I'm really excited about learning how to use this camera.
The cameras are so advanced with a boom attachment that they are replacing recorders.
I was also featured at A Joyful Cottage. I forgot to mention one idea I had about old cottages or old homes. Don't be afraid to move to a place where homes are being fixed. Sometimes it just takes one or two persons to repair and then it starts a renewal on the street. A couple of years ago most of the homes in our neighborhood needed curb appeal, now probably 3/4s look good.
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