28 October 2007

gathering

I crave light. I walk around the house, opening windows, doors, curtains, always opening. Washing the walls with lucent morning light, or the burnished glow of four o'clock, or pre-dusk's blushing patina.

As autumn whittles down the days, light becomes all the more precious. And I hoard it, gather it up in bouquets so pungent I can breathe in the memory of it all winter long.

13 comments:

kate5kiwis said...

i know exactly what you mean, i am such a *sunshine girl* myself.
yeah, i feel claustrophobic if the curtains and wondows aren't flung far and wide the instant i wake up...
a sunshine day is a happy day X

Katy said...

I feel the same way!!! I love how you wrote that! :)

Amelia said...

That's my first thing to accomplish each morning....open all windows and blinds. :o)
Love the new Fall look on your blog!

I've missed you, sorry I took a long break!

Amelia

Kimberly said...

So when's your first book coming out? That was amazing...

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Oh wow. I am so loving that! "bouqets so pungent I can breath in the memory all winter long." Truly image mastery. Could you be tagged? I'm not sure the rules of etiquette for tagging but... could you? Sarah

~love said...

*sigh* me too! each time we've built a house, that is my biggest requirement...."is there a way to get any more natural light into this house?!" when the answer is no, they we can build! =)
it's amazing what light can do to your soul!! =)

Melissa said...

My hubby is that way... he often refers to me as "the cave dweller" because I keep blinds shut most of the time. Not sure why that is...

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

Me too!!! First thing I do is let the day in! I crave sunlight!

Wenderina said...

You captured my day today. Waking up in the dark is horrible. How can it be time to go to work when the moon is still out? Incredible choice of words. My English Major soul solutes you.

~love said...

*sigh* me too! each time we've built a house, that is my biggest requirement...."is there a way to get any more natural light into this house?!" when the answer is no, they we can build! =)
it's amazing what light can do to your soul!! =)

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Oh wow. I am so loving that! "bouqets so pungent I can breath in the memory all winter long." Truly image mastery. Could you be tagged? I'm not sure the rules of etiquette for tagging but... could you? Sarah

kate5kiwis said...

i know exactly what you mean, i am such a *sunshine girl* myself.
yeah, i feel claustrophobic if the curtains and wondows aren't flung far and wide the instant i wake up...
a sunshine day is a happy day X

Amelia said...

That's my first thing to accomplish each morning....open all windows and blinds. :o)
Love the new Fall look on your blog!

I've missed you, sorry I took a long break!

Amelia