Tuesday, January 01, 2008

nested

happy new year!

mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
-john howard payne

in all the world my nest is best.
-dr. seuss
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margaret brought me an abandoned birds nest.
she found this tiny treasure while walking the dogs in the park.
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this will be my year of the abandoned nest.

in the next few weeks i will be packing up my studio and moving it all. i am loaning our second house (my studio) to friends in need.
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some of my treasures will be moved home and most will be scattered to the winds, as they say.
i am terrified to give up my fortress of solitude and skeptical that i will be able to carve out any space to work in this house.

yet i am hopeful, that i may finally learn not to live a fractured life. that i will gracefully integrate my creative life with the rest of the mess.

1 comment:

kecia said...

wow, how kind of you to give up your sanctuary. what a bold and generous thing to do. i love the nest analogy. and i love that someone brought you a nest! a neighbor child brought me a bluebird egg he found and said he knew it needed to come to my house! so sweet. my husband and i just went out looking for nests in a lot across the street that is being torn down - making way for new mcmansions (ick). we found 5 nests and i was happy to get them out of there, away from the carnage of bulldozers and fallen trees.