I have apparently entered my wood period.
I don’t know what this means, if anything. I don’t know how it started or where it will lead, but I do know that I am drawn, drawn I tell you, to wood, of late.
I am dredging up the wooden things that we own already, and bringing them out for air and admiration. Take the little wooden dolphin, above. I bought him on the beach on my honeymoon, from a little old man carving away and selling his wares on a card table under a palm tree. I rescued him from some obscure corner in my home and placed him on my kitchen window sill, so that I can gaze on his woodeness at will.
I’m seeking out new wood as well. I hadn’t noticed, until I came home with that lovely handmade sword and sweet wooden bowl from Goodwill today. Add those to this bowl, that I bought just a few days ago, and it appears there’s a pattern emerging.
Wood on the brain, I suppose. Funny, how we go through phases this way. Funny thing is, I know I’m not the only one.
Wood is not all that is on my mind these days though. The holidays are looming near.. the normal ones, and also my trip to Japan, and Ryder’s birthday. I’m trying not to panic, but I’m beginning to feel the shoulder raising tension of all that must be accomplished and decided in the days to come… what to pack, what lists must be made, what gifts must be bought or made, decorations, parties, wrapping, cards… all things I love, and all things that threaten to undo me if I don’t get organized, take a vow of simplciity and a deep breath.
These were the things I was thinking when I made this little sillhouette tonight.
Big things are on my mind, but tameable things, enchanting, extraordinary, wonderful things.