Friday, April 25, 2014


I am currently 4.5 months pregnant and it's hard to not be consumed by the motherly instincts growing inside me. Come September I will have a whole other little life to care for, nurture and love. To say I feel a flood of emotions everyday would be an understatement. Just looking at these images brings me to tears. I know babies are born every second of everyday but when you have a tiny life growing inside of you - it feels like a miracle. I am excited, terrified, overjoyed, filled with wonder and love about this new chapter I am about to embark on. I am sure no one else can quite understand like other mothers out there. I already have so much love for this baby I can't even imagine how I will feel once she is born and I am holding her in arms and looking at her sweet, little face. I don't think anything can prepare you for that overwhelming love you will experience. I will say to my baby girl, I am already so honored to be your cocoon, your home, your nest, your mother. I will do the best I can to help you be the best you can you ever be. 

To all you mother out there, human, animal, whatever you are...thank you for all the love you bring into the world.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Red. Red. Red.

With Valentine's Day coming up, there's a lot of red out there. It's such a bold, rich, gorgeous color, and also happens to be my very favorite. It occurs in all sorts of ways in nature, there are red rocks, fruits, vegetables, flowers, gems, foxes, birds, pandas, coral, fish, bugs, nebula...There's red wine, lips, nails, hair and candy. So many gorgeous shades of red. Whether red is bright or dark makes a difference concerning what it represents. Bright red is the color of fire, blood, heat and power, and is a symbol of the life force. Throughout Asia, bright red is a lucky color. Buddhists consider it the color of activity and creativity. In Japan only women and children wear bright red. It also appears on flags, stop signs and emergency buttons, indicating danger. Some consider it the color of lust and seduction. Bright red is also the color of love, romance, passion, youth, beauty and emotion. A red faced person is one who is angry or embarrassed. Dark red, on the other hand, is seen as the red of spiritual initiation, of forbidden esoteric knowledge, of the blood inside the womb, of the fire inside the earth, and of the mysteries of life. It is the color of the soul and the heart.

However, wherever it occurs, it is my favorite of all the colors.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

That Desert Landscape.

Deserts can be pretty magical, incredible places. The wilderness has a deadly majestic quality that really puts life in perspective. Something about those grand, barren landscapes. They are so beautiful and gorgeous and foreboding all at once. I have such respect for the people and animals who live in them. They know how to survive in some of the most challenging of situations. It isn't easy, the desert can be very threatening and fatal, but also rewarding. I usually go out to the desert once a year or so for a camping excursion. It's nice to be out in the quiet, sitting up on a rock staring out at the vast landscape laid out before you. It reminds you of how small you are in the world. It's also extremely inspiring. 
Oh desert I miss you so, I hope to see you soon.