Saturday, January 22, 2011

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There's nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal it its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

i have been so so lucky to have spent the past few weeks immersed in nature, which is truly what brings me utter inner peace.  away, at the beach, lots of sun, few worldly worries, sunrises and sunsets, walks, picking seeds and making the eye more acute to every little detail, outdoor barbecues and picnics, improvised searches above in the sky and below on the ground, buying fresh vegetables at the market, relishing in the colours, the smells, the textures, the surprising plenty.  if only life were that simple, always!   the beauty of it makes me want to drop everything and extend these errant days into a complete sabbatical year.  oh how important that sounds. and since i have never taken a sabbatical year, maybe now is the time.  i DO have the opportunity to stay a few more months down in the south of chile in a little house my brother envisioned out of a container.  i am thinking about it, i am thinking, why not plunge into an adventure? ...and in nature (have you ever heard about the chilean and argentinian patagonia?)


audrey said...

Oh, Constanza, how I envy you! In a good way, of course. The opportunity to stay in Chile another couple of months sounds divine. Time to explore and see more of the simplicity and beauty of nature... the sea... the beautiful antiques...
I know you are thinking about it. I say, if you have the time and the ability to do it, stay. You only live once, Constanza. Live your life to the fullest and enjoy it.
The flower photo is beautiful!
♥ audrey

maría cecilia said...

un año sabático amiga mia!!!!! eres valiente, no sé què decir!!!!!! por mi estaría demasiado bien, y por ti??

no creo que sea tan dificil arreglar tu blog

sukey said...

are you interested in a michael de meng workshop? he's coming to Solvang in July and i know this workshop will fill up fast. will you be back country by then? all the details will be up on his site soon. or you can email me of your interest.

Cris said...

A natureza é linda!
visite meu blog.

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Ahí vas muchacha! Yo di más vueltas hasta que di con un formato que me gustaba y dentro de todo no era muy caótico para el Blog. Voy a escuchar algo de la banda de tu hijo, me dejaste la intriga. Un beso y muy buena semana!

ViVi said...

Nice thought....