Saturday, July 07, 2007

Little Details

Sometimes it's the little details that remind me of how deeply I love my life. Justin and I were in the grocery store today and just chatting about our new much-loved discovery, club soda and pomegranate juice over ice (yum!) when I just struck by how much I love my husband and our lives together.
We've had a bit of a rough go over the last week. Justin's mother's partner passed away on Canada Day. He had been ill for a very long time with muscular dystrophy and had been suffering more and more as time went on. Knowing this day was coming didn't make it any less of a surprise or diminish the sorrow. Tim was a smart, straight-shooting man who will be deeply missed.
Life events like this tend to draw into sharp focus all the wonders of life, the things we sometimes take for granted. Here are some of the things I truly enjoyed this week:
  • Seeing Rashomon with Shannon at Cinematheque. (By the way, have you checked out her film blog? This girl is a movie maven. You should check it out.)
  • Teaching Nia to 4 fantastic women.
  • My mom stopping by Nia class to drop off some cherries and snap peas
  • Our new solar-powered glowing globes in the garden
  • Attending the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit with Shannon
  • Having breakfast with my husband at an awesome local spot we recently discovered.(pictured above - I wonder if they'll have take down the "Christmas dinner" message, hehe)
  • Having a relaxed and fun chat over beer and Mexican food in a favourite old haunt with my dear friend Sabine
  • The following quote from an episode of What Not to Wear. This statement was made by the partner of a woman who had just undergone a major wardrobe overhaul. It sounded like poetry to me.

She was like a kid who plays
on the edge of the sea.

Just get your feet wet now
and again or just dive in.

somebody's actually shown her
you can go over the limit

just go.

She's gone for it.

May you all have many little details to savour. Have a beautiful weekend.


Vedrana M. said...

beautiful :) what a warm photo, wonderul! xxx

Jennifer Hicks said...

Hi Jamie,

So sorry to hear about the loss in your family.

Thanks for reminding me that it's important to look for the little things.

I so enjoy reading your blog. A real treat....

Lots of love,

p.s. i'd love to know about the new spot you've kinda looks like 3s company but i can't be sure

Shannon said...

Great post Jamie. At times like this, you really do benefit from noting all the little things.

Melanie Margaret said...

I LOVE seeing you Glow and smile!


Suzie Ridler said...

Oh Jamie, you look lovely and happy in this photo. I'm sorry life has been so hard and sad but you're right, it's like a magnifying glass for all that is good to appear as well, remind us why we're here. Thank you for sharing all these inspirations with us, I'm so happy you love your life.

couragetocreatewriteandlove said...

Great picture! You look so content!