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Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me

glitter and gritLast night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,

what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again

in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,

smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches

and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing

under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,

and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment
at which moment

my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars

and the soft rain —
imagine! imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

-Mary Oliver

Today is for Lovers

Things I’m loving today:

:: the rain!
:: this beautiful shop (suggested to me by my oldest friend Nichole)!
:: autumn, it’s my favorite season and fall on the central coast has by far swept my heart away with its Indian Summers dancing on the shoulders of me, sun sweeping across the sky to entice us with the moon earlier and earlier as we move forth to the yule time!
:: This year is going to be the best Winter Solstice EVER!  I’ve been planning our family celebration for months.  What are you up to this wonderful time of year?
:: A Merry Mishap Blog!
(discovered via A Merry Mishap, via OYOY)
:: Danish design!  Ah, my heart is so full.

What do you love today?

Today is for Lovers

Things I love today:

  • Celebrating National Poetry Month with a poem a day
  • Rain in Santa Cruz
  • Reading! And the library!
  • Lloyd Kahn‘s Tiny Homes book. I just got it in the mail yesterday, from Mr. Kahn himself, and let me tell you, it’s amazing. Amazing! And über inspiring, too. Guess what, reader? If you stay tuned, there is a give-away of this book coming this weekend. Yes, your opportunity to win this book is coming! Thanks, Lloyd.
  • Parts of a cow, as follows (for eatin’):
  • A Sunday party to celebrate the Easter bunny, to eat good food, to hide, hunt and decorate eggs (Willa was assigned two eggs to hide. She also coincidentally found the same eggs…), to play croquet (!), to take a Sunday drive up the coast and into the forest and around the hills, to remind ourselves why we love our home, and to be with friends new and old alike.
  • I love snuggling up in the bus while the Senator radiates heat waves with my baby and my man.
  • Watching Willa communicate via sign language every few minutes. I think it may be a mama-bias, but she’s brilliant.
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    What do you love today?