Tuesday, March 11, 2008

touch and feel

I went to a bookshop tonight, my child stayed home. I missed her bedtime while sitting amidst the books I'd gathered, one on Morocco, on Venezuela. Three on tropical design, one about landscaping and one specifically about bathrooms. A vegetarian cookbook. A book about making everything you might need with materials from the earth. I left the shop with only one book, one about bringing community together to elevate consciousness. To bring forth awakening. I feel it now, it's starting to bubble.

I touch these books and I begin to dream. It's finally time to dream.

30 comments:

cce said...

Are you moving to Saigon? What's the deal. I'm a landscape designer with an expertise in tropical plants. I could come help you redo the yard around your home in Bali or where ever. Now I'm just really, really curious about what all this means.

kristen said...

so. excited.

and seriously, it's one of my favorite things, the bookstore, alone, at bedtime. xo

kristen said...

in my excitement, i forgot to say that i'm excited to hear what your plans are...

Gwen said...

You left with only one? As has been proven time and time again, you are a much stronger woman than me. And not just at the bookstore.

Sober Briquette said...

what a feeling. thanks for sharing it. I feel the bubbling now too...

Janet said...

Oooh, I love the bubbling. And I'm dying a bit of curiousity over here.

Defiantmuse said...

Here's to mango juice dripping down arms and cold beers to beat the heat.

mamatulip said...

And I can dream vicariously through you.

thailandchani said...

So which book did you choose?

I can think of a few on that topic but neither of them are ones I'd think of you getting.

Arwen said...

These days, whenever I leave the bookstore, I seem to have picked up werewolf, vampire or zombie book where there is a female protagonist. I don't even want to think about what it means.
Your book sounds much healthier.

deb said...

It's a good feeling, possibilities.

flutter said...

The dreams will come to fruition now, sweet spirit

Jennifer said...

Dreaming with you. Dreaming with you.

Tell me, what book did you get? Because you know I'm right there with you on that one right now, too.

furiousBall said...

it's a powerful thing, a plan. i love time in libraries and bookstores.

Magpie said...

That made me smile. I could smell and feel those books right there with you.

theflyingmum said...

Just read your "Cracks and Fissures" post. What bothers me most, is the mom's response to the teacher (and yes, the teacher's reaction is troubling too, but in a different way)
OK, so, if a kid "makes things up" something as big as "my mommy hit me between the legs really hard..." and mama just shrugs it off? No, sorry, it's not the little one who's dishing out the make-believe. You did the right thig. Let's just hope the school director does too.
And I'm looking forward to reading about that inspiring book!

PunditMom said...

Just don't wander too far from us! :)

Sandra said...

If your dreams are even a fraction of what I imagine them to be then I sit waiting on the edge of my seat to learn more. Big hugs to you.

hele said...

It sounds so wonderful

Amy Y said...

I'm curious too, Mama.
And I must say... you have a great deal of self control! Good for you! :)

painted maypole said...

dream on....

Kyla said...

I love sitting in the bookstore alone. Heavenly.

Dream big, jen. Dream big.

ms chica said...

It's always time to dream. Doing is another matter.

Orangeblossoms said...

very curious as to the title of this book, Jen.... very curious.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

I love bookstores for that kind of thing. But something tells me your dreams are a bit different from mine.

Beck said...

That very edge of adventure - it's exciting to read about!
And I would LOVE an evening out at a bookshop by myself. Oh, would I ever.

Christine said...

keep dreaming. . .for all of us.

Running on empty

liv said...

oh, babe. whatever the dream and plan are, i'm totally on board.

carrie said...

I could live in a bookstore . . . one with really good coffee.

Ally said...

Butterflied in my tummy from just reading this post. This is exciting!