Monday, August 22, 2011

It's A Beautiful Life

It is not the easy or convenient life for which I search. It is life lived to the edge of all my possibilities.

Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard.
Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

To embrace the wealth of the spirit, to revel in the wonders of life. To think, to remember, to dream - this is to know happiness.

There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, ocean, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."

When it's over, I want to say: All my life, I was a bride, married to amazement.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.

Life is really short, perhaps it's time to have the courage to recognize that how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Remember, life is not about the breaths that we take, but about the moments that take our breath away.

I realized today that I really kinda love my life...

Looking through these pictures and, this is MY LIFE! I am truly so happy and living the life of my dreams.

So awesome.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moon Dazzler

We never had a place we could call home.

We met on the streets, always dreaming of a place we could be together.

I never stopped dreaming of a place where she could find happiness.

She stayed in the city in order to find comfort in my closeness.

Torn apart by the city, she has moved to the forest in search for home.

She has found the moon and the sun and they dazzle her every day.

She has found beauty in her own cycle of living and her presence in this world.

She no longer needs others to compare and measure her happiness.

She wakes up when the moon is going down.

The crickets remind her that she is surrounded by the forest. The warmth of the rising sun filters through the leaves and warms the rough wood floors.

The sun is up and there is fresh bread on the table. She is planting an aloe vera plant in the dirt
floor of her living room. She somehow knows the perfect place for it to grow.

She opens all doors, all screens, all windows and the wind picks up all of her Hindu drapes.

She wants to take me to the beach, but I can see that she is worried about leaving the house alone. She hides some of her most valuable possessions: books, pictures, and the pot.

She places a tree branch in front of the entrance, leaves the radio on, and the door wide open. She then screams “Bye, we’ll see you later” as if there was someone still in the house.

To me it seems as if she is saying goodbye to her house, and the house mumbles through the forest as we walk farther and farther away from the radio.

We walk together through the forest to the dirt road that reaches the beach break. She goes for a swim in the ocean and after awhile sits right next to me to watch the sunset.

She is dazzled with the sight, even though she has seen it hundreds of times.

The sunlight is dimming and soon the forest will be illuminated by the bright moon. We make our way back, the last bits of sun light illuminating our path.

She prepares a quick meal. Candles provide a flickering light while she plays the guitar.

The moonlight enters the house, and soon she will go to sleep.

She has placed her bed in a corner of the house where there is a direct view of the moon.

She has told me that watching the moon reminds her of me. I know she believes this is a ways for us to always be together.

This bamboo beauty is located here in Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica. It is a personal project by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. The home was designed for the architect’s mother and it is intended to be a refuge in which to bring his family together.