Saturday, July 30, 2011

she sees me

I like my little office. No, I love my little office. I hope people feel good in there. It's always nice when someone notices a little something that I haven't for awhile. It's even better when the stacks of files and papers don't deter from the comfort and love I try to keep stocked up on.
Last week a guy mentioned that he liked the smell of the place. Nice first words to share with me.
My favorite part of the room is the light, the way it makes me feel. There is always something lit. The string of round bulbs high on top of the bookcase or the small lamp shaded with orange paper on my desk keep the glow going. When I am serious about getting work done, step one is to light a pretty candle. As the sun sets, that pink red orange light coming in my window through my stained glass stars can take my breath away.
Sometimes I enjoy silence there but usually XM Coffeehouse or a Pandora station is coming thru the Bose. For truly, deeply grounding my head and heart, I put the blue headphones on to listen to my favorite playlists.
Last week Lindsay spent some serious time in my office while I was out. She captured so many things that I love but usually overlook. With her Nikon and some nice lenses, she got it all. Powdery remains of incense on the table, a profile of my headphones over the chair, clues that a midwife lives there, glimpses into my soul. When I saw the pictures I was blown away. I felt something authentic as seen through my daughter's eyes. Maybe she will share them sometime. For now, here are some peeks.