Tag Archives: home

art houses.

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the wizard house

the purple house with the sun

 

so many stories here

 

“every spirit makes its house,

and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.”

-ralph waldo emerson

 

 

 

 

images: Ann Arbor, Michigan – Traverse City, Michigan

quarantine.

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 home and in self-imposed quarantine

soon to venture back out 

to the stars, the blue sky, the river, and the woods. 

 

 

‘the vast differences that separate the stars are providential.

beings and worlds are quarantined from each other.

the quarantine is lifted only

for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement

to have safely traveled from star to star.’

-carl sagan

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images

speed decorating.

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olive the cat not the oil

startled for no reason

(as often happens with both of us)

jumped off the ledge 

 right onto my favorite lamp

 startling both of us

(now for a reason)

I see it as her way

of not so subtly suggesting

a redecorating idea.  

“my personal decorating style is cozy,

romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.”

 – k. schlapman

come home to you.

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where olive belongs. 

 

“Want to know the truth about belonging?

It takes courage to belong.

It takes bravery to show up in your own skin.

It’s easy to fit in.

It’s easy to blend in and hide your outrageousness.

And it’s also the easiest way to lose the precious parts of you.

You deserve to be seen. You deserve to be heard.

You deserve to be known for the real deal that you are.

Stop taking the easy way out. Stop trying to fit in.

The best place in life is where you’re already okay.

Come home to you.

It’s where you belong.”

Anne Bechard

glitter library.

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glitter library.

two words you don’t often find together.

how could i pass this up?

whoever named this is brilliant

it’s sure to bring a little sparkle to my home

la casita pacifica was just waiting for this

and didn’t even know it. 

“I could see myself as a glitter hippie.”

-Kylie Minogue

 

already home.

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when giving a friend my new address

she was surprised 

to discover

that she already was familiar with that address

and she could let herself in

as she already possessed a key. 

she used to care for a little black cat who lived there,

bonnie.

her client happened to be

the woman who sold me my condo

and now 

there is a new little black cat living there,

my olive. 

there must be something about the house 

that needs a little black cat living there

to feel like home

I think they would have liked each other. 

 

“I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.”

-david maraniss

 

 

image credit: getdrawings.com

new signs?

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now that I’ve moved from the west side to the north side

do I have to learn new signs?

 

 

“search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.”

-francesca da rimini

 

 

 

image credit: babycommunity.com

 

 

 

salutations.

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what a lovely surprise I found at my new home

when I came out to the front porch in the morning

an intricate web had been spun by a resident spider

such a beautiful welcome. 

“salutations are greetings, it’s my fancy way of saying hello.”

e.b. white – charlotte’s web