(all photos taken with my new old vintage pentax and fuji film, the one i bought recently at a flea market,
i'm so happy it works!)
the weekend brought fog again. if i wanted to see the sun i would need to go up. up into the foothills, so that's what i did. first to the vendanta temple and bookstore to browse and birdwatch (and enjoy the warm sun). this place, vedanta, means 'knowledge', veda, and 'the goal of', anta. it's said that it is universal in it's application and equally relevant to all countries, all cultures, and all religious backgrounds. i thought of blogging and how we affirm the oneness of existence, and the harmony of religions. the book i bought seemed to reflect this, it's written by twelve spiritual writers, six from the east and six from the west : rumi, st. francis of assisi, hafiz, kabir, st. teresa of avila, tukaram, st. catherine of siena, mira, st. thomas aquinas, rabia, meister eckhart, st. john of the cross.
sitting there in the peaceful surroundings thinking about all the blessings in my life i realized this blog recently had it's three year anniversary, and so did my etsy shop. i know if you blog, you feel like i do, and if your like me, how difficult it is to put into words just what it's brought to your life. i'm forever grateful to everyone i've met in and through this virtual world, which isn't really about technology at all. it's really full of real and kind and lovely people. like you.
in celebration of these last three years here i'd like to giveaway any one print in my shop, your choice. no, two, i'll choose two names, there are two anniversarys to celebrate. thank you for your friendship here and on etsy (oh and can't forget ravelry, i started there three years ago august too!) i say this all the time, but you really are the best.
x o lori
p.s. i'll choose the names next sunday september 11, around 6 p.m. pacific standard time. :)