Sunday, March 14, 2010

What I am NOT Doing Tomorrow

Because I am moving in a few short weeks, I am currently focusing on sorting through, and getting rid of, as much as possible in preparation for that huge undertaking. That is why the following are things that I will NOT (no way, no how) be purchasing when I pop by Target to investigate the results of of their exciting collaboration with Liberty of London, which hits stores tomorrow.

No flowery dresses, no patterned mugs or cereal bowls, no pretty boxes of note paper, and definitely no adorable umbrella. It will be strictly window shopping. Strictly.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Rainy Evening

There is something about the rain and the dusk and the yellow street lamps that creates a magical atmosphere on rainy evenings in New York City.

If you take the time to peek out from under your umbrella or over the high collar of your trench coat as you walk home in the chilly air, you will see everything you pass is laced with gold.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is It Just Me?

Or has there been a whiff of Spring in the air this week? I thought I would add just a splash of pink to this space today, for the promise of flowers to come...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nineteen Days

For nineteen days every March, just before the start of spring, Baha'is all around the world make a special effort to turn our attention from the daily details that so often occupy our thougts, and instead focus inward, allowing reflection and prayer to refresh the heart and re-invigorate the spirit.

For the past three years Amy and Leila have engaged in an inspiring photography project during this special nineteen day period, collaborating with photographers from around the world to take photos at dawn and dusk and share them along with a quote and a reflection on the Nineteen Days website. Last year's collaboration was so successful that it has been turned into this beautiful book (available here!)

This year's collaboration is well under way, with stunning images, beautiful quotations and thoughtful reflections coming from all corners of the globe. Yesterday was my day to participate, and it made me wish I had the initiative not just for a single day, but at every dawn and dusk, to walk outside and examine my surroundings for some beauty and inspiration. On yesterday's walks, this is what I found to share.

My dawn:

My dusk: