Monday, December 23, 2013

Monday Meditation: The Call of the Soul

Guest Post by Tracy Petrucci:

Today, what I'm really feeling like posting is this simple advice from Rumi,
"When you do something from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

Elizabeth Lesser said, "Your soul is always sending messages. If you regularly paint or sing or write poetry or listen to uplifting music; or if you meditate and pray; or if you walk in nature, or move your body in sports or dance, you know what if feels like when you and your soul are in contact. You feel a river moving in you, a joy. You can also feel that river flowing when you reach out and help someone in need, when you are in love, when you come through the fire of a difficult endeavor, or when you finally surrender to a painful situation- when you stop fighting the far and heartache, and you give over the reins to something greater. When you tire of your won constriction and you open, come what may, to the flow of life, you and your soul become one, and you feel a river moving in you, a joy."

I also found this post I wrote recently, that describes the feeling of missing that connection, and it's a poem many women have said they really relate with.

I miss some of the things that make me, me.

Is that accurate to say anymore? Or is it more like, I miss the things that used to make me who I used to be?

I miss the arts. Things like guitar strings and writing, those were my arts. Poetry, painting, piano, those things too.

I miss passing my hands through cool water in the ocean, surfing, and the sun. I miss the sand. I miss the snow. I miss sunburns.

I miss napping. I miss reading. I miss shopping at Target with no time constraint.

Missing these things can make me feel unhappy at times. Sometimes I wake up, and I realize everything has happened so fast, and I'm someone else so different. Sometimes I wake up, and it's kind of scary, so I fall back into oblivion.


What is amazing, is how interconnected these thoughts are, even though I wrote them years and years apart. Let's all take a moment today and pay homage to the things we miss about the person we used to be, but give love for the people we have become today. Meditate on where your soul is calling you to be now, and how you can get there if you haven't already started on your way. 



Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Meditation: Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be merry and bright, right? Well there is a reason why this time of year often brings unwanted stress along with that unwanted fruit cake.

With so many added expectations during the holiday season, we can often lose track of what's important, as well as find ourselves with no time to work out, eat right, or meditate. However, this is probably one of the most important times to take a moment for some "you" time, work it into your schedule, and ensure you stay happy, healthy, and wise!

Maybe you need to set your alarm a few minutes earlier than normal to get some alone time, or perhaps you'll benefit from meditating at night, after your long day is over. Yoga or meditation provide that process of "letting go" whether it be tension in the body, negativity in the mind, or just feelings that can attach during the holidays due to past or current experiences.

In fact, with so much external stimuli during the holidays, taking time to block it all out for a few moments a day can help you find that much needed place of calm you've been missing! I mean, let's be real... it's not JUST during the holidays that we can feel overwhelmed, emotional, or out of touch with our inner peace.

I invite you to browse through our whole collection of Monday Meditations from over the years and find one that resonates with you. Take a deep breath, and give it a try... Browse Here

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza with Cocoon And Others!

Come shop local artists and vendors during our Holiday Extravaganza at the home of Suzanne Balestri, owner and designer of Cocoon

Sunday, December 15th
11 - 4pm
985 Windsor Creek Court
Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007
Enjoy champagne, chocolate, and holiday cheer!


We've gathered together an array of talented designers and artists, and consultants to share their beautiful creations, pampering gifts, and functional products! Take care of any last minute shopping while getting a mini manicure, trying out some hair extensions, or a getting a complimentary tarot card reading!

Check out the merchandise that will be available to you:
Lavender, Hot Peau Design
One of a kind knitwear prints by Siren Skirts
The mattie poncho
Hand crocheted sweaters, purses and more from Mattie & Co.
Thermal Tote
Totes and purses from Thirty One


Spa Products from Apotheque

  See you there!!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Boutique - Solana Beach


Cocoon will be here - Hope to see you too! 
It's open to the public, so bring a friend and enjoy coffee, snacks, and mimosas while shopping. Fun, fun fun!



Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Ornament Giveaway


We are giving away a free holiday ornament! 
Click here to enter: http://conta.cc/18uJ0r0 and spread some cheer! 

The winner can choose their favorite handmade ornament from www.cocoon-designs.com 


Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Meditation: Colors, Chakras, and Flowers



I found this meditation in an article called 7 Health Benefits of Meditation. Great article, and this video offers a wonderful way to introduce yourself to chakras and meditation at the same time!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Village Faire in Carlsbad



I'll be at the Carlsbad Village Faire tomorrow, November 2nd, from 8-4pm. Come
find me in the 2900 block of Madison Street. I'll have all sorts of goodies for you!



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pretty In Pink

We've added PINK to our Bronze Bliss collection in honor of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we're donating $5 of every purchase to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
 
Wear one of these pretty pieces in honor of someone you know
who has battled this disease.
Enter code PINK at checkout and receive FREE shipping too!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Spiritual and Emotional Healing Begins in the Chakras


Do you even know why people say you need to "balance your chakras? If not, you'll be sure to enjoy this guest post by Candace L. Talmadge.


Image from drpaulose.com 
The word "chakra" is Sanskrit for "wheel."

In the context of energy-healing, the seven charkas are simply larger versions of the thousands of intersections between the four parts of self-awareness, or consciousness. Consciousness is an energy field that surrounds and penetrates the physical body that we see with our physical eyes. Like all energy, consciousness vibrates.

We perceive that energy field, also known as the aura, with our four non-physical senses. We see it with soul vision, or clairvoyance; feel it with soul feeling (clairsentience); understand it with soul understanding, or clairaudience; or simply know that it is there via soul awareness, which often is lumped in with clairsentience but is its own distinct energy-information channel.

The four parts of our self-awareness are the physical body (cellular mind), mental body (conscious mind), emotional body (subconscious mind), and the spiritual body (unconscious mind). Although not yet recognized by western medical science, the chakras are the true mind-body-spirit-heart connections, not the brain or nervous system.

Most chakras are about the size of pinheads. Due to their larger size, the major chakras are useful for retrieving memories that are in the deeper areas of consciousness.


Eastern traditions teach that a special kind of energy (kundalini) is stored in the root chakra, which covers the area between the legs. The kundalini experience happens when this energy is released and moves through the other chakras.

This understanding may not be entirely complete. Chi-love-divine (pick a favorite label) energy enters the human aura through the crown chakra (the top/back part of the head), flows down the back, loops up through the root and other six chakras, and leaves via the brow chakra.

The reason so much of the energy is trapped in the root chakra has to do with self-judgment. Unlike all energy, which vibrates, self-judgment does not. Non-vibrating self-judgment becomes stuck in the magnetic portions of the energy field (the emotional body and physical body to a lesser extent), and gums up the flow of chi-love-divine energy.

The kundalini experience can be so devastating precisely because the chi-love-divine energy is crashing against self-judgments on its way through the chakras. Think of how violent a torrent of water becomes when it rushes over boulders and carries huge debris with it.

It's very easy to unearth memories isolated from our waking awareness by self-judgment and denial. Just start digging into one or more of the major chakras. But it's not so well known what to do when one or more of these memories is brought back to conscious awareness. The issues can be resolved, but that means finding and releasing the associated self-judgment, and that takes courage and determination not to allow fear to get in the way.

Most people have no idea why chakras need balancing in the first place, but it has to do with lifetime upon lifetime of accumulated self-judgments. Only when we start releasing those self-judgments (primarily from the magnetic emotional body) can we begin to heal fully and reach resolution, allowing the pain to go and the power or influence over our thoughts, feelings, actions, and beliefs, to subside.


In other words, we are free, or at least freer, than we were.


Candace L. Talmadge is an inner shift specialist and author. For a free-ebook that covers this topic in more depth, visit www.greenstoneofhealing.com and sign up for the occasional newsletter.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Cozy Sweaters and Chunky Cuffs


I love this look, pairing a chunky cuff with a nice warm sweater. Check out more of our cuffs here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Meditation: What's the Difference?


I saw this on Facebook the other day and it made me stop in my tracks. It really is amazing to be offered a window into different cultures. I believe differences are something to celebrate, as they give us so many opportunities to learn. I respect, appreciate, and subscribe to the technological and entertainment advances of the American culture that the picture on the left demonstrates; but oh, how frequently I wish things were slower, simpler, and more pure, just like the picture of the boy on the right demonstrates... 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sushi Anyone?


One of my latest designs for the home - a sushi set! Two small sauce dishes and one sushi tray. What do you think?


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Art Glass Show & Sale


Today at my favorite local art event to participate in - The Art Glass Show and Sale at Spanish Village Art Studios in Balboa Park. The weather is perfect, and the setting is always so inspiring! Shiny, happy people were everywhere!

Check out the video that shows what Spanish Village is all about:

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday Meditation: Finding Freedom in Difficult Moments


Equanimity is the state of balance and non-reactivity that arises when we are resting in full presence.
This brief video explores the possibility of finding this freedom when things don't go our way.

How many times do you allow a small part of what's not right in a current situation to negatively impact the entire experience? And then, when that yucky part of the situation is no longer there, well...how often do you find that the situation didn't actually improve as much as you assumed they would?

I found this brief excerpt, from a talk Tara Brach gave, to be incredibly eye-opening and 100% relatable. Watch it. What do you take away from the woman's experience that Tara so beautifully recounts?


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll

Fun and HOT day at this great event today. The booth looked really nice and there were lots of happy people about, including this adorable couple trying to decide which sun catcher they wanted. They decided on all three.

Next stop is the Art Glass Show & Sale at Spanish Village in Balboa Park next weekend! Come visit me!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall in Cardiff


I'm so thankful that Fall in Southern California allows us to still bare our legs, show off some ankle jewelry, and run around in Tom's. :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kale B’ Gone: It’s like magic!


Since it's now officially fall, let's ring it in with one of the great Autumn Vegetables! Kale! Guest post by Leesa King.

Don’t you just loovee when the produce drawer of your refrigerator is overflowing with kale? So healthy and innocent, full of beta-carotene (the pigment component of vegetables, precursor to Vitamin A) and yet you run for the cupboard at the mere thought of it?

Image source: veganyumminess.com
If you’re anything like me at the grocery store, you walk confidently towards the produce department and take one of every color and shape from the organic selection of seasonal items. [Recent favorites: green kale, summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, yams, blueberries, and melon] You then glide to the checkout counter with dignity and pride, imagining yourself dancing around the kitchen as the star of a 50’s musical as a modern foodie housewife. Yet, as Monday melts into Friday, the coconut date rolls are all gone and the kale remains. The guilt looms.

Even famous magicians can’t make kale disappear. It’s just too dang chewy.
Here’s a simple and easy way to prepare it, and even get your kids/husband to eat it. AND LOVE IT.

Ever heard the phrase “put a bird on it!”?
Or remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding where the dad sprays windex on everything?
Call me crazy, but I’m the bbq sauce lady. It’s my safety tool of choice in the kitchen. Just as long as there’s no high-fructose corn syrup involved.

Make your own version of this spicy asian bbq sauce or simply add your favorite store-bought BBQ to the kale once it’s done stewing. If making your own, learn to go with the ebb and flow of the ingredients with your taste buds in charge. Anti-recipes are much more fun and allow your inner Julia Child to shine!

Scratch BBQ:
As much minced garlic as you can handle
1 Tbs. Low sodium soy sauce, Tamari, or Braggs liquid aminos (I used a combination of braggs & soy)
1 Tbs. Red chili paste, or Roasted red pepper paste
Dash of olive oil & apple cider vinegar
Liquid smoke [seriously only use ⅛ of a teaspoon, this stuff is strong]
A sprinkle of: salt & pepper, red chili flakes, lemon pepper, paprika
4 oz tomato paste (or a few tablespoons for a small batch)
A timid or bold squeeze of the sriracha bottle for kick

Over low-medium heat, add all ingredients to a pot or skillet, depending on the size of your kale surplus, and simmer for about 5 minutes while you prepare the greens.

Wash kale thoroughly and tear the bottom half of the chunky stems completely off. [Throw this bit away, even the garbage disposal will struggle with it] Rip the rest up into pieces and send straight into the sauce with about 2 Tbs water & cover. Stir every minute or two so it all cooks evenly, about 7-10 minutes, again based on your preference. It’ll smell so good you’ll feel like you’re stirring a pot of witch’s potion. Muahaha! Try not to laugh mysteriously. Then serve it up hot & delicious and feed the frenzy, yelling things like “Get it while it’s hot!” And then, somehow, the kale is gone.

It’s a mirakale! Heh, heh. Cheers!



Leesa King is an avid traveler, photographer, and writer based in San Diego, CA.

She is studying kinesiology and nutrition while she hikes, runs, and marathons this great nation!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Meditations: Mala Beads

Here's a short video on how to use your Mala Beads for Meditation, brought to you by Brenda Blanco.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Peace On Earth


I am re-posting this meditation from a year and a half ago. In honor of the victims of 9/11, who will forever be in our hearts, let us focus on peace and healingNot war, not retaliation, not anger, not hatred.

March 5, 2012
Courtesy of freedigitialphotos.com
I know I am not alone here when I say that the amount of bad news being delivered over the media 24 hours a day is overwhelming and disheartening. I have found that my Piscean tendencies make it difficult sometimes to filter out the negativity and not feel the weight of the world on my shoulders and in my heart.

Here is a mediation from Madonna Gauding's book, The Meditation Bible, that helps lessen fear and anxiety, promotes personal and world peace, and empowers us when feeling otherwise powerless amidst the strife and conflict that dominates our world. 

Here is what she writes:
Television and the Internet provide us with 24-hour, instantaneous news. Often that news is about violence, war, and conflict of all kinds. It is easy to feel hopeless and powerless, or to bury our feelings only to have them manifest in sleepless nights or other stress-related problems. Try this meditation when you are aware that conflicts are causing you stress, whether in your personal life or half-way around the world. 
Let's Meditate
1. Find a quiet place at home or outdoors. Sit in any way you find comfortable. Breathe deeply for a few minutes.
2. Think about a particular conflict that affects you. Try not to take sides, favoring one warring group over another. Acknowledge that both the aggressor and those transgressed upon are suffering. 
3. Generate the desire for all beings involved to hear their anger and pain. Include yourself in this wish. Visualize a sacred being - God, Buddha, Krishna, the Virgin Mary or your higher power. Imagine a cooling and healing white light emanating from that being to you, filling your body and calming any anger or fear you may feel.
4. From your heart, send out light to those at war.Visualize that they have ended their conflict and are beginning to live in peace. End your meditation session when you feel ready. 
We can all do our part to create more peace in the world by starting with ourselves. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Celebrate National Yoga Month

Yoga can be a time for reflection, for strength, and for self appreciation. We set an intention and capture our very own reason for continually coming back to our mat.

In honor of National Yoga Month, please tell us… "What brings you to your mat?"

When you share with us, you'll receive your own promo code, good for a free hand-dyed silk ribbon with your next purchase. Tie it on your wrist as reminder to carry that intention with you throughout your whole day. <3

Instructions to receive your special promo code:
Just tell us on our Facebook wall hereWhat brings you to your mat?
Then, we'll send you the promo code via email automatically when you claim your coupon HERE, and thanks for joining in the Yoga Month celebration!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Meditations: Three Simple Meditations by Brenda Blanco


There is a lot of misconception about what meditation is. Often, people think meditation has something to do with being enlightened or going off to a magical place in your mind…
Plain and simple, meditation is about being present. Here. Now. It’s the practice of sitting still and being in the present moment. It’s challenging because your monkey mind wants to race about, worrying about what happened yesterday and what we have to do later. The more you can practice quieting your mind, the happier and healthier your mind and body will be.
I know that can sound daunting so here are a few simple meditation techniques you can try.
For all of these, start out slow, put a 2-minute or 5-minute timer on your phone (I like the free Insight Timer app) and work your way up to 10 to 15 minutes after weeks or months of practice. Meditate in a positive place that is clean and free of clutter. Use light incense to purify the space. It is best to have a corner in the house reserved for concentration and meditation and meditate at the same time every day. The best time to practice is first thing in the morning. The mind is calm upon waking, and one slips easily into meditation at this time. Do not think that sleep is being sacrificed, as meditation imparts far greater benefits than sleep. You can sit on a chair, on a pillow or against the wall as long as you can maintain good posture comfortably.
Meditation Techniques
Third-Eye Meditation: Sit comfortably and bring all your attention to the space between your eyebrows. This area is known as the Third Eye or Seat of the Mind. You may see brilliant lights, colors, or mental images. Don’t judge what you experience. Just continue to observe. Focusing all the attention here will stimulate the Pituitary gland, which controls the sixth sense, deep in the brain.
So-Hum Meditation: Sitting comfortably with the eyes closed, bring all of the attention to the breath. Listen for or imagine that during every inhalation the sound “So” is heard, and within each exhalation, the sound “Hum.” So is already an integral part of each inhalation and Hum is an organic part of each exhalation. Sohum is Sanskrit for “I am that. That I am.” – that being the Supreme Self. 

Study of the Self: Sit comfortably and watch the mind. Leave the body by itself and leave the breath by itself. Witness the thoughts that rise like bubbles of gas in liquid, and remain unconcerned as they float to the surface and pass away. Observe all the activities of the mind and their effect on the body and the senses. Who is watching? The mind, of course. This is very powerful form of concentration / meditation.
BRENDA BLANCO has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show and is an ambassador for yoga and wellness brands like Lululemon and SheaMoisture. She leads yoga teacher trainings and international retreats as well as group and private yoga classes in the Northern NJ. She is also a wellness blogger and author of the upcoming book, Career Yogi, a guidebook for new and aspiring yoga teachers. Learn more about Brenda at www.brendablanco.com

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Meditations: 3 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress


Please enjoy this wonderful guest post by T. Hilda White, MD and Co-Founder of Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health

3 Quick and Easy Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Techniques

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes teach students self care skills to enhance awareness of and acceptance of present moment experience. In MBSR we call this innate human capacity "mindfulness," and it can be cultivated through practice. Why cultivate mindfulness? With this increased acceptance and awareness skill, you are able to notice, in your inner and outer world, important elements that create stress for you which you might otherwise miss.

Several skills we teach involve awareness of breathing, awareness of the body and release of tension in the body if possible and gentle stretching movements. If you are you a person with many demands on your time and it seems impossible to come to an MBSR class for two hours a week, here's a way to begin to touch into these powerful practices.

Try these three moments of self care throughout your days:

1) Set an hourly reminder on the device of your choice. At that moment, stop what you are doing for 3 minutes. Sit or stand tall with dignity and take 3-4 deep breaths, making sure you expand your chest and belly with the breath.

2) Throughout your day, try this delicious stretch: sit straight but relaxed on the edge of your chair with your feet firmly resting on the floor. Bring your attention to your shoulders and let them drop away from your ears. Bend your arms as if you were going to rest your forearms and hands on your thighs. Now, imagine you are trying to press your elbows into the floor, very firmly, and hold this for a count of five. You should feel a stretch in the top of your shoulders where we all hold so much tension. Let go after a count of 5 and feel the release of tension. 

3) Once a week, eat lunch or supper alone in a quiet place if possible. When you eat, put your fork down between each bite (or your sandwich or glass) and focus on the experience. For example, what does the food feel like in your mouth, how does it taste, what happens when you chew, or swallow. If your mind wanders, as it surely will, just come back to your experience of eating your meal.

You may have noticed these practices all involve an intimate connection with your body. Your body is a wonderful source of information for how stress may be affecting you, for example breathing with shallow breaths, holding muscle tension that drains you of energy, or feeding yourself in a hurried and unconscious way. Try these simple ways of checking in and letting your body give you important feedback you can use for increasing self awareness and healing.

Upstream brings mindfulness practice to Columbia, SC, in an 8-week class series format, focused on teaching self-care techniques for stress relief to students of all ability levels. Upstream co-founders Hilda White, M.D. (pictured here, and author of this post) and Jemme B. Stewart use the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) toolset to help busy individuals combat stress, anxiety, sleep issues, pain and more.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Meditations: Texture

I took this picture the other day when I was running in Italy. I literally stopped in my tracks, so taken by these layers of texture in nature. I took a few minutes to just gaze at the beauty and to really experience what was in front of me. 


The puffy white clouds, so light and airy, seemed almost tangible. I imagined myself reaching out with my fingertips and pinching off a small piece of cloud, like cotton candy, to dissolve in my hand. The distant mountains softened the edges of the horizon while the trees and shrubbery added form, color, and perspective. Their rougher texture contrasted with the clouds, the grass field, and the rolls of hay.

I could hear birds and crickets, I could see grasshoppers jumping in the field, and could feel a slight breeze that gently rustled the trees behind me. 

Wherever you are, you will always have an opportunity to notice the textures around you. Don't close your eyes for this meditation. Keep them open, but also see with your hands, with your breath, with your ears. Appreciate the differences and variances that make our world so interesting.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Italy Summer: Sardinia

This is part of Cocoon's Summer In Italy series. 

After we settled into the village for a few days, we went with some friends to the island of Sardinia. From the airplane I could see how mountainous and huge the island is. Known for it's turquoise sea and white sandy beaches, Sardinia also boasts strong Pecorino cheeses and produces 80% of Italian cork. 

We stayed near the city of Palau, a bustling little sea port from where you rent boats to explore the surrounding islands. One day we did exactly that. The water was the clearest blue I've ever seen, and jumping from the boat and swimming to the shores of various islands was such a treat! We also tried out windsurfing, ate a lot of shell fish, and did a lot of sunning and swimming.

The most unforgettable place on Sardinia? Porto Cervo. Oh. My. God. If I had to use one word to describe it? Decadent. I mean, the multi-million dollar yachts, the Bugatti sports car display, the temporary Harrods boutique along the water, the mansions on the hills, the colorful architecture, the Gucci, Versace, Missoni, (I could go on forever with designer stores) boutiques...Wow. Unbelieveably, grotesquely, jaw-droppingly, mouth-wateringly, over-the-top in a hugely pretentious, yet, gotta touch it/gape at it/lust after it, if only for a second, kinda way.

Enjoy these photos, and see more Italy Summer 2013 pictures here.


Porto Mannu where we stayed

Our gang on our island boat tour
Capturing the beauty of Sardinia

We're in luck!


Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo
Porto Cervo

Beautiful Bugatti at Porto Cervo

Even Batman in Porto Cervo

  
Family Shot

Dreaming in Porto Cervo

Skull of Diamonds?

Porto Rafael
Sardinia Bay






Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Meditations: And So I Sit


Enjoy these beautiful words from Claire Colbeck. I found this on Elephant Journal - one of my favorite blog spots!

And So I Sit. ~ Claire Colbeck

Via Claire Colbeckon Jul 10, 2013

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An opening; followed by a closing.

A pattern revisited again and again.
Year to year; moment to moment.
Where tears once flowed, are now dried remnants of their path.
Where heartache once resided, is now a smooth rhythm.
Where once hoped for difference, is now at peace with what is.
There is a lull in the shift; a closure, where once was broken open.
I question in which state it is easier to move through the world.
There is something about heart-bursting, palpable discomfort.
There is something about knowing everything will be okay, and discovering why that is.
Like working with your hands—there is connection in the motion and movement.
In the doing. In the creating and exploring.
In scraping the idea and starting again.
In following the path of your medium as it unfolds in your hands.
I watch my heart open, and close.
I watch my mind wander, and wonder.
I watch my storyline unfold, like a tale to be told through the ages.
And then I return.
To the place it started; to the place it’s always been.
An opening; followed by a closing.
The ebb and flow.
Like ocean waves, who uncover, and recover, again and again.
Baring it’s soul upon the sand.
Tiny fragments piece together the story, like a tale to be told through the ages.
And then it returns.
The ocean becomes an ocean again; it’s sole purpose to uncover, and recover.
And to exist in the space between the two.
Where the lull happens in the shift; a closure, where once was broken open.
To trust that the pause is infinite; and yet is it?
…and so i sit.

Ed: Bryonie Wise
{Photo: via Pinterest}
Words are, and have always been, a way Claire Colbeck explores what she discovers in this world. You can find her most alive in the simplicity of nature, exploring the world with others, or at her second home – where she moves through and guides yoga. One day, she envisions “looking out at trees both far older and wiser than me, as I place words down on paper…”