May 1, 2010
Happy May First!
I purposed to spend my day in the sunshine.
I'm leaving for the library, soon, and plan to spend my night eating left over Bertolli Chicken and spinach from last night, and tackling a term paper that's been hanging over my head. After that, a portfolio. After that, a design project. But I'm ready, after our day in the sunshine. I'm refreshed. Perhaps I can even enjoy my work.
It astounds me, sometimes, how easily beauty - in words, in flowers, in dresses, in people - wakes me up again and makes me feel excited about today, and tomorrow. I remember that I love to create, and to enjoy what has been created. It reminds me to write and to take pictures, and to enjoy BEING, and being a woman.
Perhaps it's my mother that did it to me - stopping me in the middle of my homework to help her move a couch across the room, or hold a picture so she could see if her collage was working out alright. We still laugh about the time I walked into the kitchen and announced I was painting her dining room red. She let me, and we both would sit, after dinner, and admire the "slightly more reddish than a brick red" color, next to the dark wood of our double-paned windows in our New York town house.
Today, in the midst of projects, the end of the semester, my stress over classes and summer plans, and jobs, we enjoyed the beauty that is Second Street - and all the little things I love about where I live.