Here’s what I’m la la loving this week . . .
tears of grief
i’m fascinated by the research of rose-lynn fisher on the topography of tears. have you seen this?
it’s a study of 100 photographed tears through a standard light microscope. going through a period of change and loss. rose-lynn wondered if tears of grief differed from tears of happiness. and, as you can see the images are nothing short of beautiful, some evoking the look of a map or landscape (thus the name of the project, topography of tears). Take a look at what our tears tell us.
The summer sky was clear and faintly decorated with a few pillow-like clouds. The kind you believe you could walk on, but settle for making figures out of them, instead. Ella and I were driving to the airport. The one that takes forever to get to. She was the radio DJ and I was the driver – scanning stations for Bieber, while I scanned my thoughts for doubts.
The airport always surfaces the same two emotions for me…excitement and nervousness. An excitement to go somewhere. To chase adventure and take in change. And a nervousness to get there.
This time I wasn’t traveling. This time, and for the first time, . . .
Before the house wakes I gingerly shimmy out of bed, tip-toe into the kitchen, trying to step around the creaks and toy cars, to make my cup of decaf. I sigh, every single day, in remembrance of caffeine and it’s magical ability to take the edge off of morning and myself. I let nostalgia pass as I pour my hazelnut coconut milk creamer and give thanks that the aroma is the same and that I have warm drink to nurse on the balmy back patio. I take a book, a Bible, a journal and a pen. I take my tired self and sit and wake and wait on the day. I take my cares and concerns and put them on paper and send them off in prayer. On the back patio with my decaf, I let things come and I let things go.
Just as I make the same coffee every morning, I find that . . .
Have you heard of Indelust, yet?
If not let me be the first to introduce you to a beautiful selection of home goods and fashion originating from the Indian subcontinent. I’m swooning over the many lovely finds on their website and the fact that Indelust believes that shopping should have a social conscience. You’ll find many items are handmade, vegan, organic, sustainable and even vintage. Cool, right?
Since I truly love getting behind a good brand that offers beautiful products, I’m sharing a few of my favorite items from the Indelust Sale (up to 40% off).
Here is what I’m la la loving… I think you’ll love it too!
2 / Striped Cushion Cover / This dip dyed striped cushion cover in toffee and black is to die for. The colors and pattern are just right for the coming fall season.
3 / Geometric Embroidery Cushion Cover / This bold modern pattern adorned with traditional Indian Aari embroidery is perfection.
4 / Tartan Cushion Cover / The brush stroke pattern and detailed string closures are super cool.
5 / White Applique Table Runner / perfect to dress up a table for an end of summer luncheon.
6 / Contemporary Muddah with Black String / This design is striking and works great as a little end table, perhaps next to your favorite chair, or topped with a round cushion for a sweet little seat.
7 / Festival Double Quilt / I love a good quilt, don’t you? It’s an heirloom. The patterns and colors are so pretty and perfect for passing down one day.
8 / Japanese Basket / This monochromatic basket made from recycled plastic by disadvantaged woman makes a great gift (for a special someone or to treat yourself). It would work great to hold blankets, clothes, or any of your favorite things.
9 / Sequin Stripe Shift Dress / How pretty is this dress? The shape, the stripes, the sequins. I’d love to add this beauty to my closet.
PS – I’m curious, when you have a little spending money would you rather shop for clothes or home decor?