Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Where I Lived and What I Lived For....

Contrary to the Thoreauvian writing that should follow such a title, this post will not recount adventures in building a house in the woods or growing beans or visiting friends in the village. In fact, if I were to recount where I lived for much of the past few months, I could only give a detailed description of the inside of a Manhattan office or the case files that spontaneously grew there or urgent visits to late night copy shops. As for what I lived for, well, it alternated between hanging on for weekend respites and anticipating good Asian delivery.

All said, however, this time reaffirmed my need to live deliberately and seek the essential elements of my life, which is Thoreauvian indeed. So, I am grateful to return here. Grateful that this space is a place where I can accept the mean and embrace the sublime.

And boy do I have a sublime quilting retreat to tell you about! Stay tuned...

9 comments:

May! said...

Thoreauvian is a really cool word.

Thanks for the reminder to meditate and breathe.

Rene' said...

Great post! Love the picture of your blocks!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

That quilt is going to be a real stunner! your "COOL" stars are so fabulous with the warms...

I'm glad you live int he CITY not a village somewhere... ;-)

Megs said...

Welcome back, friend! :) (Now that I'm a week behond in my blogging AGAIN. I just need to catch up on work, first, then I'll recount last week's mission trip - full of stories!)
I LOVE those quilt blocks - they're stunning!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Andrea, I'm waiting with baited breath to hear all about your quilt retreat. I'm betting it is going to be an interesting post. Luv your blocks together, they are looking really good. Have a fabulous day, my friend!

rosemeg said...

I'm sorry about the inside of the office (though probably nice and cool in the midst of this heat wave) and the files upon files, but I'm glad that you're reflecting and glad that you're back.

junebug said...

Welcome back. You are so lovely. And those quilt blocks are gorgeous.

Alexis said...

Glad you are back and I can't wait to hear about your quilting retreat!

I hope you are keeping cool in the sweltery city!

Beverooni said...

Wow! Beautiful!