Evening sunlight has always been my favorite kind of light. It brings back memories from childhood of sitting on a porch in the country and eating watermelon after a long summer's day of playing. In the summer the light is even redder and I can remember as a kid walking on the sidewalk outside our store one evening, peering out from under my hair, and wondering at how it turned my hair into this glowing red mass from my vantage point. (I was one of those kids who, when I was in pre-school, liked to hold my multicolored skirt over my head to see all the kaleidoscope colors glowing from the light behind it. I never changed--I just stopped lifting my skirt in public.) Anyway, evening sunlight makes me think of relaxing outdoors in the summer after a tiring but beautiful day. It makes me think of the magic of the ordinary transformed at that magical time of day, of taking time to really see the beauty around me. Again, I'm trying to invite this attitude to stay with me by naming this month's journal volume after it.
It's getting warmer and I've taken to sitting outside on the deck (my waterlily cafe) again to just relax and enjoy the air. Maybe you can imagine pulling up a chair and letting the evening sunlight soak into you, watching the sun set and sipping some Arizona Green Tea with me. In my mind's eye, I can see this, because my readers have become dear to me. Perhaps I wouldn't get along with everyone who reads this journal--how could I know? But I can ignore this because so many of you have been so kind to me and have become people I care about. And in my imagination, we come here sometimes to just sit and enjoy the evening, maybe chat some, maybe just sit in companionable silence as the sky slowly dances on the water.
Later.... Wormie has been keeping Mark amused by knocking his pen off the coffee table. Mark keeps putting it back on the table and saying, "no... no... the pen belongs on the table." Wormie then knocks it off again and Mark giggles hilariously and starts all over again putting the pen back on the table. Then I chimed in, "Oh, by the way, Wormie, would you put that pen on the floor for me?" Swipe! "Thanks, Wormie." At which Mark is just busting up laughing and I'm yucking it up in between casual comments like, "When you're done with the pen, leave it on the floor, ok, Worm?" Swipe! "Yehehe!," goes Mark, "no... no... the pen goes on the table." Swipe! I couldn't figure out which one was playing with which. They were so cute. And that cat is awfully proud of the human he picked out for me. I am so in love with that man.
Another of the best and my favorite cyber adoption agencies is AngelFae's. There's faeries, babes, mermaids, sprites and more. AngelFae makes all her cyber people by hand, and they're all incredible. She also makes special limited edition holiday faeries for most of the holidays, so I try to check back often to collect them all.
And since I'm getting this page updated a bit late, I'll go ahead and mention my friend Laura's new Geisha adoption agency right here. It's really neat, and she's going to be adding more geishas and some accessories in the future. Actually, we're both going to be having geishas and geisha accessories, and sort of be sister-agencies with each other, but I'm a slowpoke and don't have mine ready to go yet.
on the misty mountain path
a big rising sun
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