Thursday, February 18, 2016

Light coming in

Literally light coming in. And since it is not an everyday occurrence then I must make the most of it which is usually just staring and taking pictures, and thinking - I'm doing loads of that lately. 

I'm always amazed how beautiful everything looks, how light can transform something as ordinary as a mandarin or a feather and give it another dimension - as if, all of a sudden they become illuminated from within.  This light coming in where I live, only happens during this time of year, and I have never paid attention how long it lasts. But let me leave the words to the expert...

A light exists in spring by Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noon reports away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

I had a meeting yesterday to show my work, and lo' and behold "he" liked my work (genuinely) and it seems I will get a table at a fair here (more details as the event gets closer). I'm excited and nervous - both at the same time and with the same intensity. I have never shown my work like that before, but it is something that I was secretly hoping to do this year - so I must go and find my courage and faith (I think it is in one of my pockets, the left one, I think).

Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

'Hope' is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops - at all-

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard-
And sore must be the storm-
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm-

I've heard it in the chillest land-
And on the strangest Sea-
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of Me.


You know how "they" say it is all in the little things or the simple things? Well, this idea from Rachel, gave me so much joy. Watching the light go through those hearts, and that fragile paper was really the highlight of my day. I guess it doesn't take much to make me happy, but please clouds, let the light in... PLEASE!!!

I finished the Big Magic book, and it was just perfect. Most of the things she said, really hit the right buttons with me, and I can't recommend it enough. Now I have started reading this one, and so far it seems so "tender" (if that can be a correct adjective to describe a book). I like how books find me, and how there is always the perfect moment for each one.

I am finding a lot of solace in poems lately (more than usual), I hope you don't mind me sticking the above ones here, I really like them, and hope you do too.

Sending you lots of light, may your days (and weekend) be bright,
Giova


10 comments:

  1. So nice to read your "tender" words (there's that word again...and I think it fits perfectly to describe a book or a blog post). I'm so happy to hear you'll be showing your work. And I'm sure the people who will have the honour to see it will be just as happy. Sending you love and wishes of light filled days ahead. Jx

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    1. Thank you so much Jill! I do hope my application for the fair gets accepted, and then of to work ;)

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  2. Divino divino este post! Me encantan las fotos! Las sombras, los reflejos...son como otro mundo! Y esos poemas lo maximo! El de la primavera es casi perfecto ;)

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    1. Me alegra mucho que te haya gustado, el de la primavera lo escribió cuando vio las fotos, haha!!

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  3. Oh wow, Giova! So good that you'll finally get a chance to show your work! The best lessons in life often come from the things that scare us the most (or make us nervous ;) ) Exciting times ahead! I also wish you lots of sunlight and tender hearts <3

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    1. Thank you so much Judith, I do hope I get the chance to show my work, we'll see how that goes, exciting times indeed!

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  4. Your work is lovely, as are you. It deserves to be noticed and good luck with the fair. Perhaps I should read Big Magic!

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    1. Thank you so much Heather. I really hope it all goes well. You should read it, I really think it has enormous amounts of inspiration and things to think about.

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  5. Oh, a this light is so nourishing. You've captured it beautifully. Excited to hear more about the opportunity to show your work! A perfect opportunity to let your light shine! xo

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    1. Feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment, plus the timing is how can I say it, bad?? When does timing ever is? This light is quite something, and as you say nourishing in so many ways. I hope it lasts! All the best!

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