but my tree is already down.
as are all the other decorations.
i took it all down on the 27th of December.
i never can wait to put it all up!
the tree. the lights. the wreath.
they either go up on thanksgiving eve
when i’m alone as my own little tradition
or . . .
since i was invited to a thanksgiving dinner this year
they were put up the day after!
now . . .
there’s no way i’m going to wait until
to get the little wren house back in order.
i love it looking all christmasy and the lights and all . . .
AHHHHH . . . .
it’s in the air.
the freshness of it
the relaxness of it.
relaxness is not really a word.
but it should be.
whether you love the quiet yet comfortable minimalism
of the above picture
as i do . . .
or . . . also
as i paradoxically do! . . .
you love simple homey coziness like these rooms below . . .
a bit more . . . but still just enough . . .
it’s just that this time of year . . . i always feel
A BRAND NEW FRESH SLATE !
it is old bean!
it’s when i remember the concept of
of having just exactly
the swedish concept and word for it . . .
i’m sure you’ve read about it.
i’m thinking i’ve even done a post on it before.
i like it so much.
lagom for our lives.
when you can stand
holding your warm cup in your hands . . .
and you are content with your world
and you have what is only enough . . .
and you feel it in your bones . . .
as something akin to
it’s simply the pleasure of having
amounts of excess!
exemplified in our lives . . .
sometimes as even too many pillows?
how do you sit on that sofa?
excess only serves to make us feel
uneasy. tired. never caught up.
sometimes if it’s way too much excess
it can make us feel . . . unwell . . .
then there is
the lovely idea of
i even like saying the word.
it sounds ancient to me somehow.
can replace chaos and excess.
it’s a certain
LIGHTNESS OF BEING.
in our spirits
and in our homes.
in every aspect of our lives.
warmth when it’s cold.
coolness when it’s hot.
the blessed ease of kindness.
beauty in simplicity.
that’s why my tree is down mary!
the little wren house is all ship shape
happy and clear for the new year!
whether we have a humble little cottage
a tiny suite like mine in the tree tops!
a big sumptuous room like this grand one below
it’s really all about
don’t you think?
wishing you the happiest and healthiest
til soon old bean.