Thursday, March 17, 2011


I recently watched an anti-cigarette commercial where people are going about their daily life blowing bubbles. It is beautiful and magical. Life has felt like that for me lately. There is this sense of mystery that is just magical. And people, with all their faults and sorrow, are still simply beautiful.

Sometimes I get this feeling that I am myself for the first time in my life. It's a strange feeling to have, and I attribute it mostly to the feeling of peace, of being okay with not knowing the answers. I don't expect it to last forever, but I'm grateful for its presence.

I've also experienced this refreshing sense of energy. Even though I feel weak from being sick, I feel very alive and awake. This may be attributed to Daylight Savings Time. I adore the sun, and the fact that it's still light outside when I get home from work. Or it may be attributed to God's spirit, which I have prayed for a deeper knowledge and understanding of, even if just a glimpse.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Art Park, East Hollywood

I have been thinking a lot about life and death lately. Sam's grandpa has been diagnosed with lung cancer. My close friend just had her 3rd miscarriage in 6 months. And another friend of mine had her first child safely, after being hit by a motorcycle while pregnant and recovering from brain damage. I believe that love is the most important factor to a fulfilling life. And that life, at its core, is beautiful.

Intelligentsia Coffee Shop, Sunset Junction, Silverlake

Thank you for sharing this journey with me through my blog. I hope you enjoy these pictures from the weekend. And I hope that you, too, are able to find refreshment and renewal in your own life.
...oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)


Jenni said...

I like your post. It's cool that you have been feeling refreshed. I am encouraged to hear that. And I love the first picture you have on this post. I feel like it expresses beauty and mystery well. And companionship.

J Green said...

Aww, thanks for this Kristin. Your expressions give me hope that I too will be able to embrace peace. I'll seek it. Thanks for this gentle and reflective post! I enjoyed our talk tonight!