can it really be that time again?
I was really unprepared for the holidays..
which is so not like me...
everyone will tell you that
procrastination is not a part of my
|My Camellia's finally bloomed, bringing some holiday cheer.. they represent Unpretending excellence...|
but there was so much to do this year
and so I released some of the things that I usually
to make room for new experiences..
and open to new possibilities...
the holidays are designed to make us
|Our tree a symbol of regeneration and the eternality of life... white, gold and crystal this year..|
when I was a young woman
I prayed for peace..
now that I am old.. er
I know that that will never happen,
because my idea of peace is different from your idea of peace..
or anyone else..
we all have a right to our own version of peace..
|Our Christmas Cactus seems to like Florida.. we have never seen it bloom on all branches before!|
I pray for peace..
in my own heart...
|One of our treasured displays, Hummel Creche... about 30 years old now|
and some days that is easier than others...
|Keeping the love of the light in our hearts our solstice candle with aromatherapy..|
to be at peace
in a world
that is at war..
|Colored pencil, Caterina Giglio|
at peace with
torture is unacceptable..
and gun violence is inexcusable
or that our democracy is dead..
as I said,
some days it is easier...
|Detail of Christmas Eve, colored pencil on pastel paper, Caterina Giglio|
but what I understand
is that it starts here
with me in my own tiny heart..
it begins with the seed
watered each and every day..
because forgiveness is not only
and self love..
but it's restoration of my power..
I will be back after
wishing all my family