Wednesday, December 06, 2006

For my 32nd year...

The eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.

~Rumi


Yesterday, while browsing in a book store, I found this card. I went back to look at it several times and finally decided to buy it. I justified my purchase by making it an early birthday present to myself--a reminder to trust what is inside of me. The words and the paint brush she holds in her hand speak to me in a special way. Too often I lose trust in the creative power that I hold within me. I start looking on the outside for what can only be found on the inside.

On Saturday I will begin a new year of my life; and this year, more than any other, I feel the accumulation of a lifetime worth of triumphs and failures, bravery and fear. I want to trust the woman I've become. Because it's all inside of me. Everything. My soul is here for its own joy...

all I need to do is trust.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh, SWEET goddess-girl!

happy birthday, my love. i needed to come and spend some time with you right now, because i was feeling a bit...persnickety...and this literally just gave me the motivation i needed.

i love you. thank the universe you came to be.

(HUG)

Anonymous said...

a lovely reminder for yourself at the beginning of a new year...xo

swampgrrl said...

yeah! a birthday to flaunt, to celebrate, to pause, to reflect, to learn to trust!

(((( juicy you at 32 ))))

Anonymous said...

so far 32 has been one of the best for me - i think it will be for you too...

you're getting ready for something big - it's all in you, waiting...

happy 32 soon!

Vesper said...

happy birthday...on saturday!
i LOVE rumi!

Anonymous said...

That IS a beautiful card. Perfect for a "Happy Birthday to me" moment. ;) Happy Happy on Saturday...

Anonymous said...

May your year be luscious and sweet!

gkgirl said...

happy birthday to you!!!
a card as beautiful as the
sentiment on it...
:)

Amber said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

I love Rumi. The card is lovely...but I wonder about the thorny vines? I wonder what the artist meant by those...

I hope you had a beautiful day.

:)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, that means I get to bring a PRESENT to our coffee date. Hurray! :-D

sophie said...

that card is stunning!!!!

happy birthday!!!!!!!

Kristine said...

Oh wow! Some birthday wishes will need to be sent your way... Your birthday is the day before my youngest sister's birthday...