Nice, soft Friday

November 23, 2012

Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to stick your whiskers into your mistress’s face first thing in the morning, get fed, chase a squirrel and nap for hours. Then squiggle around and nap for a few more. I think we can learn a thing or two from Morgan.

Something exists. It exists whether we want it to or not. This something sneaks up on you and drowns you in a vat of emotion, turmoil and tiredness that you can’t relieve with caffeine or sugar.

R calls this thing the two day rule. You know. That feeling on day one that you push right thru and you know it’s going to suck the marrow out of life. You know the feeling on day two when you say to yourself that it wasn’t so bad after all. And you know the feeling on day three when you feel just shattered.

And then you have a little sigh for the rain, the wind, the chill. But it’s all a part of the even keel of the universe
and here, in my home, I’m untouchable. Watching the rain I’m part of the greater whole.
I’m under a wing.

All of a sudden it’s hard to believe that I had sort of a crummy day yesterday which put me into a bit of an emotional tailspin.
It’s all apparent. Sometimes it’s alright to push everything away and expand my immediate space and take a little time of my own and squander it how I will.
My hurt feelings and bruises fade to pale and I find myself unscathed.
Healed.

It looks like the start of a very new and good time…and here, at home, the evening sun said so.

And she's back!
Macaroons for an exhausting day.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Sabra Bowers November 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Glad you are feeling under a wing, Veronica. Wonderful to feel that way about home.

    • Reply Veronica November 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      It’s true Sabra, home should be lovely and warm. 🙂

  • Reply SaraV November 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

    That evening sun is so wise: -)

    • Reply Veronica November 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I think that a lot Sara. 🙂

  • Reply Becca November 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Your words are so beautiful, and so touching at the same time. I can completely relate…

    • Reply Veronica November 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you Becca, I felt a bit on the rebound yesterday. Feeling just fine today. 🙂

  • Reply Becca November 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Oh, and that last photo would have looked great in our “Shadows” collage…

    • Reply Veronica November 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Darn, so true Becca. The week just took too much out of me and I couldn’t manage. Next time. 🙂

  • Reply Khara House November 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

    This post makes me want to take a “cat day” … just a day to be a cat, lounge about and feel the love!

    • Reply Veronica November 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Ooo, Khara, a cat day sounds delicious. 🙂

  • Reply Linda G Hatton November 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I so love that cat of yours! And the rich, dramatic look of your photos. I’m sorry you were having an “off” day, but I’m glad you feel better now.

  • Reply Laurie Kolp November 28, 2012 at 5:59 am

    I think being a cat (or dog) has its plusses. As far as the crummy feelings… they pass but stick in the back of the mind awhile… try the 6 month rule… you won’t remember at all what had you down (sometimes it’s a year).

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Thank you Laurie. It’s so true, crummy times pass and we don’t even remember. 🙂

  • Reply cecilia November 30, 2012 at 6:22 am

    What glorious images, you have a real talent for creating gorgeous spaces, will you show us pics of your english home too? I will remember the day two rule, now off you go and get packing. i just lugged my bag out to the barn and I am FIVE pounds UNDER weight!! Cause for celebration I said to Daisy, as I took the bag off the feed scales She thought i was weighing something up for her and refused to comment! c

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

      Celi, LOL, Daisy is really something, isn’t she? I never get tired of seeing her little curmudgeony mush. I’m in E now and so now it’s your turn to get on…what did you say again? 17 airplanes! 🙂

      • Reply cecilia December 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

        trains. planes and automobiles.. (except the train will be a bus) wait let me count.. two, tomorrow then three on thursday.. 5, then another one, then two to get home.. not too bad really.. the middle three will be the worst as there is a big studio party a few hours after I pour off the last plane.. thats ok tho.. tons of fun! c

  • Reply Muddy Kinzer December 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Hi Veronica!

    Every time I read your blog I am blown away by the images you capture. Like the one above of the flowered lights along the mantle…breathtaking! And the last one too, of the reflection of the fading light on the wall…so beautiful!

    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! You can ick it up here with no strings attached:
    http://www.muddyingthewaters.com/2012/11/30/the-sunshine-award-blogs-that-make-me-happy/

    Enjoy!

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Muddy, you are so special to me. Thank you for the beautiful things you say about my photos and words. 🙂

  • Reply Donna December 2, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Sometimes we all need that little bit of time and space to ourselves. I love your cat. Your photos are beautiful.

    • Reply Veronica December 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Donna. My cats are so silly…I love them. I love your photos too; especially love seeing Otis and Riley. 🙂

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