on being a full time dreamer...

posted on: 5.29.2012

And a part time house cleaner.  

And by part time I mean, not so very often, really hardly ever at all.

Oh, my darling, darling dears it has been such a wonderfully long and joyously full weekend in this little life of ours.  We celebrated so many of life's very sweetest moments with family and friends and were so very glad to be in the company of the ones we love as we memorialized those who have gone on so that we might dwell in safety and freedom.  

I'm not sure that I can say which moments were the sweetest from those gathered by our little hearts over the past days.  There were so many very different ones this weekend, from loud dancing and celebrating Friday evening, oh you should have seen little Seanzy cut a rug, to quiet walks and shared laughs over cups and cups and cups of coffee.  Isn't life just the most beautiful when you are so busy living the moments as they occur that you can do nothing more than just be
Oh, please let me learn to just be more often.  

It was all so beautiful and wonderful and full, these days that passed.  And then of course we came home.  Our sweet too often neglected home, with it's piles of laundry and unfinished projects and have I already mentioned the piles of laundry.  It is the greatest reminder that I am a full time dreamer and a part time house cleaner.  And by part time I mean, not so very often, really hardly ever at all.  Oh, you guys, I really am horrible at it and if it were a paid position I would most certainly have been let go from it so very long ago. 
 So, when we walked through the double french doors that lead to hearth and home I sighed the very biggest guilt soaked sigh as I thought of my poor Charlie coming home to the clutter of a house that had been neglected for sake of life and projects and...

But, Charlie, sweet Charlie, it's not at all what he saw when he walked through the door.  He found waiting for us the space we had created together and that had just now allowed us to go out and live fully the moments of the days gone by.  Where I saw piles to be dealt with and tracks to be swept up and prints to be wiped away he saw a few minutes of cleaning that would free us up to live even more.  

And so he took us for a walk along the streets that crisscross our little town.  And we found, blooming amongst the tall weeds and vines, this fiery beauty:


And, what if nature herself had deferred the fulfilling of this dream?  
What if she had chosen to wait until there were no weeds that threaten to overtake or vines that entangle, what then would we have in our world?

Here's to nature a full time dreamer and part time house cleaner.  
And by part time I mean, not so very often, really hardly ever at all.


live sweet,
n


And, here's more of what nature's done gone and created instead of thoroughly cleaning her house.
Just in case, perhaps you were contemplating deferring a dream for sake of dirty dishes.



7 comments:

  1. Love your post Nicole, you write so well! I hope you'll always continue to be a dreamer! Love your pictures too! Have a great day!!

    Bonnie@Simply this and that

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    1. Bonnie,
      Thanks for joining the ride-- it is so very sweet to have you on board.
      Thanks too for taking the time to share your aloha here.

      xoxo,
      Nicole

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  2. Beautiful. Beautiful pictures, beautiful writing. I don't even remember how I found your blog a couple weeks ago, but it didn't take long to become one of my favorites! I added your button to my Favorite Blogs page

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    1. Nicole,

      Have I told you lately... that YOU totally ROCK!

      xoxo,
      N

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  3. I can smell the plumeria which is my favorite flower!
    Thx and Aloha!! ��

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    1. Oh, I love plumeria too! I really, truly do!

      Aloha,
      N

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  4. Nicole,
    I'm practically picking my jaw up off the keyboard. What a beautiful and eloquent suggestion. I just never thought of it that way. A revelation I think. ~Deirdre

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