Thursday, June 14, 2012

thoughts from a wise friend

A while back my friend Erin said she realized she feels out of sorts when a day goes by without making something. Baking bread, taking a picture, working on a sewing project; whatever. The creative act makes her feel steady, more like herself, or something along those lines. I thought the statement was brilliantly self-aware. Since then, I've paid attention to myself in that regard; I'm the same way. Amidst the busyness of every day those small and big acts of self-expression keep our sails full.

Happy Thursday.

7 comments:

house on hill road said...

oh, lecia. i needed this today. xo.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I too am the same way. I like Erin's original observation and your not just letting it pass, recognizing it as special.

emily said...

indeed. xo.

country girl said...

Oh yes, absolutely true!!
Beautiful photograph, by the way.
xo

molly said...

I well remember -- and loved -- Erin's original post. And as much, your re-telling.

Hope you are all returning to the strong side of things.

Happy Summer to you!

xo,
M

KPiep said...

I've always felt that women in particular weren't satisfied unless they were making something

Francesca said...

I do too, but I've learned to compromise, and feel grateful and satisfied when I can manage one big act of self-expression every few days or so.