A slightly rebellious girl just past 40 with three beautiful children, I have always loved beautiful things you can see, hear, touch – experience with all your senses. I have made a few tentative forays into the publishing world in the past but am completely new to sharing my thoughts with the world through blogging.
I love beautiful images and beautiful words. I love thinking about stuff (too much and too deeply, some people say), and I will be sharing some of my thoughts with you here. And I have recently taken up knitting, something I learned from my grandmother when I was young, and would like to share some of that with you as well.
I love the things that help open up your mind, enrich your understanding and deepen your compassion. That sounds rather grand but I have found – no, I am finding, slowly, tortuously and joyfully – that it is often the smallest things that are the most important in life.
While I hope I can contribute, in my own small way, to making the world a better place, this year I will be focusing on downsizing, enjoying the small gifts life has to offer, and learning to be frugal. Like many people I have lived much too largely for much too long and it is time to change. Partly due to necessity but also because in that life, the emphasis is on things that do not really matter – and I want my life to be about the things that really matter.
So on a more down to earth note, I will tell you that I have three beautiful children. I work as a freelance translator and love the challenge of reproducing the spirit of a text in another language. Being a freelancer allows me to spend a lot of time with my children, although it also means I am often at work very early in the morning and late at night. Between work, children, housekeeping ‘and all that’, I try to devote as much time as I can to friends, books and yarn. Who knows what other things might catch my eye, hands and thoughts in the coming year…
Good morning Iris,
Thinking about kindred spirits…I was reading Rumi this morning and a passage of his struck me so deeply. I wanted to share it with you. Can you send me your email address?
I enjoy reading your blog. … the beautiful words, your creativity. A proud mother.
Thank you, mom. It seems I am finally doing what you always thought I would…
Wonderful to meet you friend!
Your words resonate with me. I will enjoy following your blog and watching your creativity in knitting.
What a great blog! Following! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your beautiful photos as well. I’ve never tried dyeing, but your things are so beautiful, now I want to…he he, maybe next year. I too have many many paths I’m interested in following…which one to take? 🙂
That is always a difficult choice but such a joyful one to have! At this point I just follow along wherever it takes me – there is enough to fill several lifetimes…