Monday, March 1, 2010

March, First

There are some people who understand the symbolic nature of a new month and a new season. My lovely friend Charu helped me shake February's bad energy and series of life's malfunctions by greeting me this morning with a gift to ring in a new month: a candle, incense, an assortment of teas, and a Frieda Kahlo postcard.
The sunny day reminded me of warmer days in the garden, of watching the earth come alive again, of dreams and dreamers, which leads me to share this passage from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby:
As the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreans; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.


Clare said...

Oh how divine. I feel relaxed just looking at these photos. I hope this month if better! Here's to positive energy!!

cluny said...

It's friends and family that make things worth enduring. Not to fret, we will be frolicking in the sand and feeling the sun's warmth on our skin soon. Think of new blossoms,festive beach picnics, and long luscious sunsets

modernemama said...

I am so ready to frolic! Meantime the arrangement of objects in front of the stained glass objects is so gorgeous I could scream!

Staci said...

Loved the pics too. Sounds like you welcomed march in a fantastic way. It will be a great month for doubt.

pve design said...

Why did I not have you for my English Teacher.
Do they know how cool you really are?

Nadine @ BDG said...

How lovely to hear from all of you! Your support has already made March a great month!