I went out early this morning to our favorite coffee & pastry shop and brought home Barry’s favorite raspberry oatbar and a steaming cup of coffee for him. He surprised me with a handmade card and a sampling of my favorite locally-made chocolates. No big drama, just little gestures that sweeten an otherwise fairly ordinary winter day.
Noticing and appreciating the ordinary. Because when you think about it, the “ordinary” is actually very extra-ordinary. The chemistry of personalities that enriches our lives with love. The serendipity of events that bring us both bitter challenges and sweet resolve.
My most recent sculpture, Winter’s Whimsy, is in many ways a meditation on the ordinary and about finding lightness, even in the heart of cold dark winter. If it’s snowing where you are today, catch a snowflake on your tongue. It will make you smile.
~ click on any image above to enlarge and enjoy the detail ~
Sending you the warmest of Valentine’s wishes,