Monday, January 5, 2009

strawberry swing

"people follow different paths, straight or crooked, according to their temperament, depending on which they consider best, or most appropriate - and all reach You, just as rivers enter oceans."
- yogi scripture taken from eat, pray, love.

i had hot chocolate with this bird tonight;

i had lent her eat, pray, love the last time we hung out - which was about six months ago.
today, july - january, the book re-appeared back into my life, along with her company.
although they're widely dispersed throughout the year, our dates are precious.
whether with tea, hot chocolate, over looking the river or on the grass, hours go by consumed with discussions of pure nothing.
travel. flower gardens. soul. life.
dreamers, we are.
however, after these rare hours spent, i feel cleansed.
my mind is rid of any clouds or confusion that had previously entered.
i feel calm and at ease.
i'm not even sure if she reads my blog or not.
if yes, thank you for tonight.
if not, perhaps someday over the rainbow, you'll wander here while journeying through cyberspace
and know that you are appreciated.

each year, as soon as january 1st approaches, i can feel s.a.d. (seasonal affective disorder) making it's way back into my life.
endless days of -40 degree weather with nothing to look forward to but the first day that the grass peaks through the snow again are long and draining.
i developed a theory today that by eating tropical fruit, i may save myself from falling into a dark and wintercold hole.
this week - pineapple and strawberries.
next week - dragon fruit and mangoes.
stay tuned for results...

not impressed.

xo. a


Anonymous said...

miss ashley...
today i ate a mango. its wasn't quite ripe and when i looked out the window the snow was still there. perhaps not a total cure for s.a.d but i think it's worth a try. xo.

Jumping Juniper said...

darling you are so sweet.