good morning darling friends! i hope your morning is already off to a beautiful, brand new start. it’s pretty quiet around here. the day is still full of potential and nothing has turned it into a good or bad day yet.
just like the water can be so different, tranquil or violent, maybe it’s our own energy that makes a good or bad day. i’m going to try to harness and direct mine today. yesterday i was kind of clumsy, today i’m determined to be more mindful.
i’ve been feeling the need to hit the reset button and i thought it would be a good idea to start fresh this week with a post about the simplicity of white.
it’s official, my building’s been sold so i’m out at the end of august. i’ve been working pretty hard to scale down and just can’t believe how much stuff one person can accumulate. it’s truly staggering. there are papers and tear sheets from before the days of pinterest that are close to a decade old!
it got to the point where i had to ask: am i a hoarder?
i never would have dreamed it. in fact i thought i was a minimilist.
now with the move, i’ve had to really look at where i’m heading and what’s worth schlepping…
my usual reaction would have been to start looking for a new apartment.
but i have a friend who always challenges me to look at things in a different way.
interesting concept, but where would i put all my STUFF?
sell it, she said.
and suddenly it was so simple.
then again, what was i holding on to?
so i took it and ran with it, i’ve been liquidating like a maniac, selling everywhere from craiglist to ebay, realizing that it’s only stuff and i was somehow getting emotionally attached to things that were unimportant.
now i’m honing my collections, books, favorite paintings, linens, trays and special letters. those irreplaceables will always be with me. and now everything is out of the drawers, closets and file folders.
i know what every scrap of paper is and where to put the very last paperclip. what a relief! it’s still not finished but i’m enjoying the process watching something that was daunting reach the final stages.
i’ll continue to refine the stacks of papers but they are now a lot less scary. welcoming almost, cause they’re organized and that’s something i can control in an uncontrollable world.
so i guess there’s a little comfort in all this, getting back to basics, simplifying life to the max and clearing the way to be unburdened for adventures to come!
so with that will you join me for a faux house tour of what a white world of infinite potential might look like?
a place to reflect…we really all need the same few things whether in the tropics
or the garden
sending good vibes your way for a white hot great day!
allo mes chères! i hope you’re having a great night. it’s pretty quiet here for the first time in a long while so i’m finally sitting down to write. i’m not sure how my latest obsession started but it’s got me hooked. isn’t it weird when you discover something that everyone else seems to know about? maybe it’s OCD or maybe i just needed to get out of my own head tonight but an ancient concept has captivated me for the past couple hours. it’s known as the ‘fibonacci spiral’, and i’ve only skimmed the surface. as i’m winding down i just read that it’s become about religion or evolution and there are even comments on blogs that are almost angry with its existence. anyway i adore it and hope you enjoy my little unbiased observations of it!
i seem to be the odd woman out but i’ll try to explain what i’ve gathered. it’s a principle known as the fibonacci numbers, also known as the golden ratio, golden mean, sacred geometry and phi. it’s both simple and complicated but basically it’s a geometry term used when a spiral grows outward in perfect proportion mathematically. it can be used to observe everything from a flower to a galaxy. it was a concept brought to life by italian mathemetician, leonardo de pisa fibonacci in 1175.
i’m not sure i can truly express its depth so below is a quick overview on TED:
or if you’d rather see a kid explain it, this one really knows her stuff:
i’ve always been obsessed with spirals and my prized possession is my shell collection. what about you?
i find the whole concept fascinating and it’s opened a new world of exploration and contemplation.
not only does it point to mathematics in everything from nature to art and the human form
but it’s been philosophized about since ancient greece
maybe we’re walking on a giant spiral every day between man’s creations,
the earth’s rotations,
and our own dna
spirals spirals spirals!
and our ancient ancestors were fascinated with spirals too! some of the things i stumbled on said they were in touch with cosmic forces that could generate energy and move objects in ways we can’t conceive
tribes like the hopi indians, sioux, and incas have spirals in their history and on early cave drawings
what was going on?
well whatever it is about spirals, i can’t get enough
i didn’t find any hidden meaning in all of this, but i did come away with a sort of universality that was kind of comforting. maybe there is some rhyme and reason to the world, not just mad chaos. maybe through spiral power we can see we’re all exactly alike. maybe even a whole that united could change the world!
well that’s enough from me tonight. time for bed. sweet dreams!