Monday, December 18, 2006

Tonight the sky feels bright blue.

When I got home I opened up my mail box and was surprised by something extra wonderful. A Kristine original! And with it came a little note from her that read:
"Today my little piece of wire took a walk. It went on an adventure and in the process of being inspired it wandered over to you to be placed on your tree this Christmas--to live in your home and bask in the beauty that unfolds as you live your life today."

I took it out of the tissue that it was wrapped in and a gasp escaped my lips while a smile took over my face. I feel like Kristine's taken all the walking and wandering I've been doing lately and turned it into something beautiful--I'm looking at it like the topography of my life--and I find it amazing how a piece of wire can bring such happiness.
Its sparkle has been catching my eye all evening and each time I look at it my life feels more immediate, more buoyant, filled with more possibility. I love how artwork has a way of doing that... :)

*check out more of Kristine's artwork here.

9 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

That is just COOL, Jessie. It will be very at home in your abode.

Miss you!

Vesper said...

beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It's lovely!

swampgrrl said...

i just love when things like this happen.

what a rockin' ornament!

melba said...

Wow! So beautiful and thought-full!
I checked out her art and blog. Although it is a comfort (and I enjoy my long time blogging sisters so...) sometimes I feel like I am only visiting the same blogs over and over agian and I wonder who else is "out there" and then I will click on a link and I am blown away by the beauty and inspiration and sharing and generousity that exists in our blog world and in life!!!
XO,
melba

sophie said...

It meanders i love it!

Anonymous said...

i LOVE spirals....do you know they can be found in everything? have you seen pi? i'm so glad you got this, jess, you deserve magical ornaments in your life.

i think you should shun the "christmas" idea and let it decorate your home year-round. simply gorgeOUS.

i love you. emails and gifties and hugeass letters are coming soon...i haven't sent them yet, but i will.

(HUG YOU HERE)

Mark said...

This is very cool, Jessie. Not just the gift--the blog entry, too.

leah said...

oo la la! that is awesome. you know, it would make a gorgeous necklace too!

happy, happy holidays sweet jessie girl!