To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
I love making Christmas decorations. Well, obviously not the glass ball but stuffing them with berries and twigs and things and then hanging them with ribbon. Last Friday evening we were at a party and the decorations were ahhh-mazing. The greenery was so lovely and it smelled so good! It was also inspiring so yesterday in between rain showers I was skulking around quietly finding a good use for various bushes and stuff around the neighborhood. Not from anyone's yard mind you, but maybe somewhere around the wooded entrance of the neighborhood.
The results are a few delightful swags tied with pretty ribbons and these little ornaments. Or odraments as Claire calls them.