That, folks, was a mixed bag of a week.
grey skies, 
lots of stuff landing on the desk unexpectedly, 
totally changing the planned agenda,

a special encounter with a person 
who instantly felt like a soulmate 
and an enticing offer that shone a new light 
on almost everything,

exhibition of Francesca Woodman,
the beauty and anguish getting under the skin,

 tiredness, stress and sore eyes,

sharing some heartache with a friend 
over a cup of ginger tea, 
both going through something similar – 
at the end of the conversation, 
we concluded that we’ve both done what we can 
to keep the peace on every side, 
all you can do is hold it all on an open hand 
and receive the peace that belongs to us. 
So thankful for friends 
with whom we can truly share the journey, 
in the middle of it,
not just the highlights
or after reaching clarity over something.
The mess n' all. 
The light and lightness 
for both after a good heart to heart.

Life is rich, many-sided 
and beauty takes a myriad of forms.

Wishing you a restful weekend! 


The quickest among you
may have noticed a quick music swap.
Wasn't so happy with the quality
of the youtube version I found
of Peteris Vasks' Dona Nobis Pacem,
but it's a dream on Spotify
sung by the Latvian Radio Choir.
But instead, Valse Triste by Sibelius.
My son is practicing it for his orchestra
this week.
We sat down together and listened especially
to the lower notes rather than the melody,
and suddenly discovered a whole new layer of nuances.
One of those pieces
you can't listen to without getting a little tearful.

lille weiß said...

Dream Post........I Love your Pictures <3 <3 <3

Have a nice Weekend


Rebecca Skye Watson said...

Thank you lovely Monika!
Makes me so glad <3 !