Monday, May 9, 2011
Soul Food #89~
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Journals.. I like journals..wait... I love journals..
I have to say to date..my favorite journals.. were the baby books..and later years books.. I kept for my 2 daughters.I loved writing down what they were doing ..what they liked etc..the last was a book about them..my mother and myself..they have them now..
I made little welcome books with photos for the 4 boys when they were born(Such highlights in my life~) and they were fun to make also..
Journals.. are a great way of keeping memories.. now the web helps us chronicle and keep tabs..But I still love the feeling of paper in my hands....
A favorite journal also.. is from our trip to Europe ... a green suede journal..I added watercolor..wine labels.. ticket stubs.. street maps of the little or larger European towns..menus..etc..my day..every day....It's a treasure for me now..to look back on it..I loved taking it out and happily writing down all my thoughts..and my excitement of such a trip..
Not all journals are filled with joy and adventure..some are filled with different things..
But the beauty of a journal..apart from it's cover..are the blank pages.. ready to receive.. the NOW~
Everchanging.. with always the glimmer of hope..with faith and peace~
To quote the title of Thich Nhat Hanh's book that I appreciate so often~
The journal..the book..the candle.. are treasures~