Best Intentions

photoThere are so many things I want to do, besides resting my elbows in lemon skins. I have been meaning to do that for years, heaven knows it shouldn’t be hard.

Learn Spanish.  California is a bi-lingual state and I have the basics…

Finish the house and take more photographs.  I feel like Xeno’s frog.

Catch a fish.  Soon.

Some things are ongoing, like improving my handwriting.  I address ten to twenty envelopes every day so I use a fountain pen and my favorite Havana Brown Waterman Ink, and I try.  Every mood shows up on the paper, if I am happy, or rattled, or impatient there it is.  Cheaper than a therapist.

Last week I made a vision board.  It has been a long time since I have done anything like that so off I trotted to a lovely group of women.  I nabbed a couple of National Geographics – what sort of vision could you get from the makeup and recipes of fashion magazines? – and started cutting, tearing then finally, gluing in the last hurried ten minutes.

Driving home, I got what my board was about.  It is a beautiful world, and I want to make beautiful things in it. Simple.

Goodnight mum.


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Not distracted by shiny objects.
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8 Responses to Best Intentions

  1. Kathy VK says:

    Yep – know that! No more navel gazing … this pretty much sums it up!

  2. PP says:

    I think that has to be my favourite first line of a blog post. In more or less ever.

    I’ll take that moody indigo sky top right. If the octopus can be persuaded to take his tentacle and swim off for lunch somewhere.

  3. Lemon peels and elbows…who knew?! I love your vision board, and the fact that your handwriting depicts your mood. Enjoy your week!

    xo Kat

  4. Ton says:

    I am so glad to see you posting more often. I just really enjoy your perspective. :)
    Just wondering, did I miss a post where you showed the finished project of the downstairs area? I was waiting for the dramatic reveal.
    Thanks for reminding me to finish my vision board as well!

    • Tricia Rose says:

      My husband has taken it as his own area, so it is filled with monitors and computers and he is delighted with it. Not exactly beautiful, though the ripple reflections on the ceiling are mesmerising…

  5. tammyj says:

    hey dear heart…
    i would add an orca whale to that beautiful vision board.
    i wrote a post about tilikum on the peanut. if you get a chance please drop by and read it. and then maybe pass it on to others. it’s so very important.
    and i love the idea of a vision board. I’ve never done one.
    i need to.

    • Tricia Rose says:

      It is fun to do with other people Tammy, just boards, glue, scissors and magazines. I HATE the show-and-tell afterwards, so nobody says you have to!
      I am so glad I refused to see the killer whales at Seaworld thirty years ago – I couldn’t bear to see such magnificent animals cooped up for entertainment. It should be stopped.

  6. Steve@AnUrbanCottage says:

    My, what lemony elbows you have! That’s a beautiful vision.

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