25 May 2010
The stress is continuing today at home, work, and various places in between. I typically let myself have one good "spin" day where I whirl in 100 different directions at once and then settle and move on, but I already have a feeling that this week is different.
But this blog is about my life and my family which hopefully is more often than not light and airy and full of fun and laughter. So, in an attempt to make myself settle, breathe and remember to not be spinny I am going to think of some of my favorite things.
Books. Anything and everything. I love the feel, the smell, the weight. None of that electronic crap for me. (sorry if you like the electronic crap, I get it. I really do).
Piano keys. Smooth and cool but strong and powerful.
Coffee. No need to say more.
Puppies. And kittens and baby bunnies and ponies and chicks. Anything small and furry and snuggle-y will do.
Classical music. Traditional Irish music (which of course contains U2). Really, just music.
Firemen. I mean, really, who doesn't love and thank God for firemen. And firewomen.
Smurfs. Little 3 apples high worth of blue goodness. Thank you 1980s.
oohhh.... the 1980s.
Manatees. Who doesn't love big gray floating clouds of squishy sea monster?
Disney. Especially "The Lion King".
Art History. Particularly the Dutch Masters and the Italian Renaissance.
Okay, here we go. This is going to make me feel a lot better.
These were done by Johannes Vermeer. Love him. Love that there are only something like 13 works by him. Love the color, the reality, the simplicity but complexity, the honesty. Most of all I love the LIGHT. Truly amazing.
And this one. This one is in the National Gallery of Art. If you can go see it, go see it. There is nothing in this world like the colors that come out of this painting. It is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen and it makes me want to go to Italy even more than ever before. After hundreds of years that blue just makes me want to cry. Love it. Thank you Giorgione.