Sunday, September 20, 2009
It's that time of year, again, the time for nesting. Mabon, a time of equal day and night, is almost upon us, urging me to find balance between that chock-full calendar and the need to restore our spirits at home. So I rearrange, clean, edit and add. After a day of creating harmony in our spaces, we wake on a not-quite-autumn morning like this one and take in the sight of a room in balance, equal parts cozy, comfortable, functional and beautiful. With immense pleasure we settle in, draw nearer, open books that we ignored during summer, seeking other inspirations in the garden and on the beach. A simple thing like moving a chair here and adding a pillow there and a stack of books on that, and we find ourselves feeing it again--that sense of welcome, of balance, of home.