sounds of the woods

falling deeply in love with the silence of the mornings has given me a new sense of the dawn.  the world feels still and the light milky.  the windows are wide open and the forrest is full of sounds from our fellow friends sipping on raindrops and scouring the dewy ground.  a tiny breeze softly moves the wind chime and the sound of magic floods my senses. fall has found me and for this i must celebrate.


if i were a doll, you would be my house

is good to be home. back to the panoramic forest that feels like it will soon weave its vines through these walls. it may want to wrap us up in a warm wooded embrace and whisper to us all, that we have always been one.  the golden light pours in, in prisms of green, yellow, orange, and red and my heart feels full and luminous.  warm milk warms our bodies as the cool air creeps in through cracks in the windows. these haunted halls tell stories of their own, and remind us of the wonders and magic that fill the earth. for there are many things we still do not know, for some my be revealed in short comings as we make ourselves quite.  i miss the cats that used to rule this place.  their independent souls began to cry out for our love and affection when we were grown and away, but they are somewhere else now.  i wonder if home will always be this place. if it always be here. i want to believe i am always wide open to change, but these walls watched me grow. within these rooms, i became myself.  and still,  becoming who i am.


Go now, and live

go now, and live. 
experience. dream. risk. close your eyes and jump. enjoy the freefall. choose exhilaration over comfort. choose magic of everyday life. make friends with your intuition. trust your gut. discover the beauty of uncertainty. know yourself fully before you make promises to another. make millions of mistakes so that you will know how to choose what you really need. know when to hold on and when to let go. love hard and often without reservation. seek knowledge. open yourself up to possibility. keep you heart open, your head high, and your spirit free. embrace your darkness along with your light. awaken to the brilliance in ordinary moments. tell the truth about yourself no matter the cost. own your reality without apology. see goodness in the world. be bold. be fierce. be grateful. be wild, crazy, and gloriously free. be you. 
go now, and live.
-Jeanette Leblanc