john arrived home the other day with flowers – no reason, just because. my heart and life and soul are warm with how i feel about this man and how i feel when i’m around him. we’re in a good spot right now – in a space of a marriage where the love feels extraordinary and huge. don’t you treasure those weeks where you can’t get enough of your mate? me, too. it’s funny, the waves of life. of marriage. of love. of passion. i remember several years ago having a conversation with my bff about how i think it’s remarkable how the world gives us the exact person and mate that we need in our lives to heal ourselves. i’ve written about this before somewhere in the depths of this blog, but i think about it often – how john has gifted me, just by being who he is, with the opportunity to face all i’ve ever needed face, but inside the circle of love, not fear. i do the same for him. i think it’s magic. the kind of magic that leaves me stunned with wonder.
on a totally different note, i bought a new camera this week and have now entered the canon rebel xti world. oh my. i’m loving all the photo taking, the experimenting, the learning. it totally has my creative attention right now. i can’t get over the colors, the saturation, the quality. by the way, if you are a digital slr girl, i’d love to know what your favorite lenses are. i’m smitten. yes, i am.
i also wanted to thank you guys for scooping up just about all of the 100+ cards in about a day and half. wow. all orders were shipped today or yesterday so they’ll be there soon! speaking of prints, i just signed a licensing contract with a huge national company – what’s the product, you ask? wall art – all sorts of groupings and sizes – all of which will be available in stores nationwide early next year. so far away, but super exciting for me at the moment.
the other day i ran into a stranger at a cafe. “hey baby, how you doin?” she asked in a warm motherly way. “good, i’m good. how are you?” i responded. “blessed, darling, i’m blessed,” she said. a little piece of me melted as i thought, “me, too.” no more stale “i’m good’s” and “i’m fine’s”. it’s all about “i’m blessed” because it’s honest and it’s true. yep.
oh yes, one more thing. i dreamt about painting last nite (love these kinds of dreams). ideas are coming. colors are calling me. i went to dick blick and bought a HUGE canvas. huge. totally excited.