Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Mall

Pearl 2, originally uploaded by boxersiciliano.

it is snowing again here! the last two days we've gotten around 5-8" of snow total...I love it...although i have had a bit of a cold as of late, the mountain has also been beautiful as the snow keeps accumulating up there and the skiing is getting better! Strangely enough, today, I met another guy with a Santa Monica name tag at the mountain! He's been here 25 years, but we both thought that was pretty cool..old school Santa Monica...This is a picture I took on Christmas day while driving around one out on the streets...and the first white Christmas I can remember ever having...really quiet and beautiful. I have begun to step up my search for a place to rent and there are some really amazing things coming out of the woodwork, but it has been a great challenge to remember that I don't have to run into the first place I find and that I can take my time and get exactly what I be cont. on that front...

I received some amazing gifts for Christmas and i am so lucky to have my family here and in California..those are my true gifts. I hope all of you have had an amazing holiday so far and that the coming new year is exciting and not daunting as it can sometimes be...

a piece of writing to ponder...

Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again

painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be
enscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

small, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes
of your life.

You are not leaving
You are arriving.
The Journey by David Whyte


Swirly said...

That is a beautiful poem. I hope you are feeling better. We certainly missed you at Christmas!!

Ms. Conley said...

Lovely poem...sounds familiar to us both..glad you had an amazing Christmas, white and everything...would love to see your "gilbert" sometime. I'll be home in 2 you said before I left, time has flown by.
a "4and20' is a meat pie with fluffy pastry...great photo by the way! miss and love you. Hope you feel better.

melissa said...

Merry Belated Christmas! Lovely photo and lovely poem...thank you for sharing.

junibird said...

Ooh, good poem. Complicated always blooms into simple, eh? Love it. This blog is such a treat, Justin. So happy you are indulging this earthy side of yourself. It reminds me I need nature! Have a great new year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such an inspiring poem. Those are exactly the words I needed to hear. Happy New Year to you. May you continue to weave wonder & magic into each day.

Anonymous said...

David Whyte is one of my favorites. "Faith" and "Where Many Rivers Meet" are also lovely. This was beautiful and timely. Found your site through Boho Girl and Swirly....Happy New Year.

Lisa said...

I love this!