Honeybees dance along a pair of delicate lace curtains hanging in my bathroom window. They are kind of an old-fashioned thing, lace curtains, but I love how the light moves through them on a sunny day, casting shadows and creating that feeling of soft warmth even in the winter. Especially in the winter. When, like now, it is minus zero outside.
Once warmer weather finally gets here, ladybugs and even a wasp or two will show up in the window (live ones), crawling across the panes in the growing sunlight. I’ve lived in many old houses and it’s a common thing to find them emerging from the cracks and crevices in March or April, spurred by the warmth. I look forward to the day when I’ll see them again, joining my lacey little bees in welcoming spring back to the world.
I've never really liked labels: I am this, I am that... But in the interest of introducing myself to the world, I can say that I am many things: nurse, writer, photographer, poet, painter, gardener, friend, armchair philosopher, counselor, nature lover, real-estate aficionado, movie buff, sometime yogi, and aspiring world-traveler. I think that's a pretty good list... for now. I want to become a bigger part of the vital, creative force I feel deeply at work in the world and connect with other people who want to do the same.