I’ve been overwhelmed in the last couple of days with the beauty that we’re surrounded by. Spring is in bloom, the baby pine cones on my evergreens have emerged, the maple leaves have blessed us with their presence, new life is everywhere.
It’s a beauty thats deep, and true. It speaks to my soul in a way that no other thing does. Out of the darkness and cold of winter, there comes new life. It’s such a joy to witness this changing of seasons, and something very hopeful about it.
I was getting Olive ready for a rest yesterday, I laid her down and had this moment of seeing this season in life as changing, constantly.
We’ve come into a very special season of life with her — she is such a joy to be with, and is changing everyday. There’s a certain bittersweetness also present because she will only be this little for such a short time. It makes me think of a wabi-sabi beauty that’s found in the passing of time, beauty in the temporal, here and now.
It’s caused me to reflect more on the seasons of my business, and all the amazing experiences and relationships that have been made over the years. There’s a certain practice of letting go that I’m realizing can be healthy. Letting go of what I’m worried about, whether this is personal or with work, letting go of the past, embracing that which is here and now. Embracing that which I love.
Focusing on knitwear this fall means that I can let go of certain objects in my studio that I’m not using as often as I have in the past. Things like the sewing machine, the cutting table and some of our old handwoven fabric. It’s a strange thing, letting go. A certain sadness in transition, a mourning of sorts. Its juxtaposed with an excitement though, one about what’s coming. I know that I will find the Beauty again in the next season. It seems to be everywhere, and I feel grateful to be able to experience it.
Ok, enough about that. The sun is out today, and it’s time to get away from technology and get out in the garden. I’m so excited to watch the plants grow this season and to experience all the beauty that’s right in front of us.