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i miss fair isle sweaters!

why are they just not around anymore?

i remember when j.crew’s fall and winter catalogs were filled with fair isle cardigans, crewnecks, and turtle necks. what happened?

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I want out of the labels. I don’t want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that’s not on the map. A real adventure. A sphinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.
-Palahniuk

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one of the things on my “must do before i die” list is… live on the road for 1 year with no home base.

meaning, put everything too important to sell into storage, pack up a van or bus and hit the road. no plan and no destination. the goal being to live without the clutter of work, stress, and society.

simply: be FREE!

i want to SEE the country first hand. experience all the sights, smells, tastes, and delights first hand. ive never had such a strong urge to do this as i have lately. i want to show hawke the world. i want him to wake up excited each morning for the day ahead.

will we climb a mountain?

swim in a stream?

pet a goat?

eat something we’ve never had before?

sit and watch birds fly through the sky?

each day we will write our own adventure and live it!

my very favorite blogger, melissa, just posted pictures of her visit with her hippie friends who are currently living in a bus and working on a farm. their bus gives me goosebumps as its the exact sort of bus i’d like to call home:

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i have loved the tao te ching since i first read it and as of tonight i am reading it to hawke. the words are very calming. the flow quite nicely together. making them perfect bedtime reading…

The Tao is called the Great Mother:
empty yet inexhaustible,
it gives birth to infinite worlds.

It is always present within you.
You can use it any way you want.

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The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.

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But above all, watch, with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places
-Roald Dahl

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your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission

– ralph waldo emerson

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i woke up this morning, something was different,

there was a chill in the air,

and i knew…

autumn had come to coloado…

the air is crisp, time is slowing, the aspens are changing, and there is a bit of magic in the air.

The leaves of the Aspen tree were believed to tremble continually, hence it also being known as the ‘shivering tree’. The Greek word ‘kepkis’, which means ‘shuttle’, was given to this tree because of the action of the leaves, quivering back and forth all the time. There are many legends connected with the Aspen:

One is thought to stem from the belief that the cross on which Christ was crucified was made from the wood of the Aspen tree. Belief has it that the tree was filled with grief and remorse at being connected with the Crucifixion. The Aspen was the only tree reputed not to bend with compassion as the Passion and continues to tremble as a result.

A traditional legend from Germany is associated with the Holy Family. They were walking in a forest and all the trees bowed reverently. The only tree that didn’t was the Aspen. It is said that the Holy Child cursed the tree, and the leaves began to tremble. It is also said that the tree has continued to do so ever since.

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