As a lover of an evocative poem, a new impression gleaned from travel, and simple everyday noticings, here I chronicle the beauty in my imperfect, sometimes broken, mostly well-lived and loved life. Here, I weave word and image to remind myself and hopefully inspire you to slow down, to appreciate and allow life to unfold in all its mess and glory, with all its grit and grace. Here, you are welcome.
Today is Annie's birthday. In celebration of her, I've recorded the love letter I wrote to her last February, before the pandemic.
To read the original, here's the link on my blog, A Wabi Sabi Life, and to see more stories and pictures featuring her, type Annie in the blog search box. Happy Birthday, Annie!
Spring has officially arrived! We've enjoyed a run of sunshine and warm weather, melting much of the snow and bringing forth pussy willows. But here in Canadian the prairies, we snow will come again. This episode features a poem I wrote last year, reminding me of the spring's early ways.
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://awabisabilife.ca/2020/03/06/the-coming-of-march/
Since publishing my latest blog, A Wabi Sabi Life, and now this podcast, people have asked "What does Wabi Sabi mean?" This is the short story I wrote to explain how Wabi Sabi showed up in my life (and on my forearm as a tattoo!)
Inspired by a Mary Engelbreit greeting card I received years ago, this episode - written in the days of frigid winter - weaves memories of last winter's sojourn to Andalusia, with this winter's cross country skiing, a creative redo of a handknit sweater and little spontaneous watercolour, to remind us to trust our own wisdom and see the blessings and beauty in imperfection.
To see images of the card, sweater and painting, go to the original blog post at http://awabisabilife.ca/2021/02/10/roses-in-winter/
"Sometimes you hear a voice through a door calling you." - Rumi
Come and listen as I share musings on finding beauty in an imperfect, sometimes broken, mostly well-lived and loved life.
Come and be inspired to slow down, to appreciate and allow your life to unfold in all its mess and glory, with all its grace and grit.
Come. Your place is waiting. You are welcome here.