average day bliss

Aug 30, 2007 | Life in Progress

another sidewalk heart found today

life feels refreshingly normal this week. no more deadlines. no more rushing around. no more very late nites. i’m catching up on sleep, on phone calls, on letter writing, on routine doctor appts, on life. i must say, it feels really wonderful. it’s been awhile since i had some space to decompress from the momentum of life and rest in the bliss of a few average days. i’ve been daydreaming about upcoming trips (ohio, portland, nyc) and seeing movies (nanny diaries = ok) and reading my book. i even wrote a love letter to my boy for our upcoming anniversary (we write letters each year instead of gifts).

best of all, i’ve completely been transformed by paying better attention (to the details of life) thanks to the new camera. what a gift. i want to document everything….my morning walks, my afternoon walks, my bike rides to work, all the hearts i see, my routine. i’m hooked. i told john that pretty soon i’m going take a photo of every single person/stranger i encounter in a 24 hour period here in oakland. he thinks it’s a nutty idea, but i think it would be fascinating to capture one day of people in this crazy city. i’m so going to do it…

in other news…i’ve updated my etsy with a few new original paintings and prints…have a peek.

“normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. let me hold you whle i may, for it may not always be so. one day i shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or strech myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” – mary jean iron

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (4 comments)
  1. Steph

    Thank you for this post! The normal days are where the real magic of life happens!

  2. Tammigirl

    I say do it, photograph everyone you run into in 24 hours. Wow, what a story! Also, I like the quote you found and it SOOOOO resonates with me!

  3. deirdre

    It’s sounds lovely to have life slow down to something more manageable and enjoyable. It’s been a whirlwind with all your projects.

    As a new camera owner I also find myself noticing details that beg to be photographed. It’s wonderful to find art everywhere.

    I love the poem. So true.

  4. shari

    hi kelly.

    i’ve been enjoying your blog so much lately and just wanted to thank you for sharing in this space. and for the record, i think your idea for a photography project sounds absolutely wonderful. i hope you do it!

    warmly, shari


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