knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life

right here || week 22

 So, you can search as far as you want to search, and you can journey as far as you want to journey, and you’ll ultimately end up right here, right now. And that gives me hope. 
~ Craig Minowa

the week is full of sweet times with my kids, creative moments with my camera, time in the garden, laughter and love. at some point i notice balance and truths shift inside of me and create a bit a tension but i am quick to notice and understand, and work to make adjustments. 

“How one walks through the world, the endless small adjustments of balance, is affected by the shifting weights of beautiful things.” 
― Elaine Scarry

i practice staying in the moment, being kind to myself and others, but find i also just let some things go. i wonder if it is like this for everyone? do the wise and mindful folks, whose words i read and lessons i try to learn, find it beyond hard at times? 

“Liz, you must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

i take this out my car window one day in Seattle, where just moments before i had opened the box and fastened a new zoom lens onto my camera. this is my third shot (the other two were taken in the store). i look into the view finder and am a bit shocked at what i see, as i am numb to my surroundings and so very focused on my camera settings. lesson learned. 

“Your most important gear is your eye, heart and soul.” 
― Marius Vieth

three things::
we are still trying to figure out a front door
i am mesmerized by this band (thanks, On Being) 
the peonies in my garden make my heart sing

Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden, 
and softly, 
and exclaiming of their dearness, 
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,

with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling, 
their eagerness
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are
nothing, forever?

~ Mary Oliver 

23/52 when your dog matches the background

Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong. 
~ W. R. Purche

how was your week?