9.3.10

Luxuriate

I have to admit that I have been giving my computer a lot less attention since my Quantifiable Evidence post.  I only really started blogging hard core last November when the weather was too cold to spend time outdoors.  I didn't really think about what I would do once it warmed up.  I don't think I am a "unfair weather blogger" but it is true that I have been spending less and less time on my computer in exact measurement to the degree of sunlight and warmth available.  Hmmm.  I am a creature of pleasure, sensation and desire fulfillment.  Does that make sense?   I pour my heart into doing things I LOVE to do.  I can still get things done that I don't feel passion for, but I don't luxuriate in them.  LUXURIATE.  That is an adjective my husband uses to describe my state of being when I do something I enjoy.  While I eat Honey Greek Yogurt or hash browns, when I shave my legs, while dancing alone, or taking blog pictures, laying in sunny windows, or sleeping in.  I do it slowly and unhurried, in the moment.  Deep breaths with a smile on my face.  Smells.  Yoga sessions could last for hours, savasana, a complete trip to nowhere. Food tastes so much better when it lingers over each area of the tongue.  I close my eyes a lot.  I love earthly pleasures.  To be fair to my husband, I am sure it can be super annoying to live with, and it does not create a very productive environment when it comes to taking care of "business" like dishes (over piled in my sink) laundry (mountains) and obligations (ah, tomorrow).  Living in the moment has its plusses and minuses.

Apparently, I still love blogging and bloggers and blog watching, but there are so many new pleasures that have been getting in line recently.  Lately, I have been really into dancing.  I just found the Feist album, Let it Die  and just want to play "Inside and Out" over and over and dance with my eyes closed.  I am sure I will find a happy medium somewhere.

I AM so happy to be wearing my Sabrina dress again today!  I found these shoes during the great reorganization Saturday and was excited to wear them after taking a couple years off from them.  I think I bought them in 07 at Old Navy actually!  Crazy.

COMMENT OF THE DAY:  I read this comment probably 5 times.  Thanks lady.

sandyb said...

I just love the way you described LUXURIATE here. Loved it. Reading it almost felt slow and easy, just like the feelings you described. It's wonderful to hear the positive message here, about relishing in the things we love.
I visit your blog because your outfits are always a pleasure to see (I mean, girl, you got style!) but the way you write out your thoughts like this... well, just absolutely lovely.
And yes, from one yoga teacher to another, I completely look forward to that "trip to nowhere" myself.

28 comments:

GingerB said...

How about these pants with the white/dress/shirt that the pencil skirt didn't quite work with?

spike. said...

I love dancing around to that song too!

amanda said...

i love reading your blog because not only do i learn more about you but i learn more about myself. you make me think more critically and stuff. i'm having a lot of fun thinking of the things i luxuriate in. and you know, you are gorgeous and i love seeing what you wear and how you wear it. love the dress over the jeans.

Brittany said...

It sure has been beautiful, huh!? It's actually encouraging me to take more pictures, since I take all of mine outside! Love how you keep reinventing this dress!

Girl from the North Country said...

mmm.. Honey Greek yogurt='s heaven!

I take great pride and I'm a firm believer that to enjoy life little things must come first and for most!

P.S. Still love that dress and you my dear!

janeen said...

hi, i've never commented here before... i just have to say you're adorable, love your style...

Sara Lynn said...

I really love this dress on you. very sweet :)

Holli said...

Living in the moment...enjoying each and every one of them and completely "being" in it...The best way to live for sure! Love, love, love your blog!

Jen said...

I wish, WISH I had time to luxuriate. My life is a whirlwind of work, travel and blogging. I must try to slow down and appreciate life a little more!

sandyb said...

I just love the way you described LUXURIATE here. Loved it. Reading it almost felt slow and easy, just like the feelings you described. It's wonderful to hear the positive message here, about relishing in the things we love.

I visit your blog because your outfits are always a pleasure to see (I mean, girl, you got style!) but the way you write out your thoughts like this... well, just absolutely lovely.

And yes, from one yoga teacher to another, I completely look forward to that "trip to nowhere" myself.

Sal said...

Oh I hear ya - it can be hard to stay glued to a monitor when there's spring to be enjoyed! Hope you'll squeeze in a bit of blogging here and there, lady. I adore seeing how you pair things up!

futurelint said...

That dress is sooooo amazing, and I love the story behind it... yeah, I try to update the blog, but it starts to resemble a ghost town when I can start riding my bike around town...

Seval said...

it's still tooooooo cold in here!!! oh but don't worry, it's really hot in summer :D Anyways, first, i know the tastes on my mouth just get bigger and bigger when they stay there longer!!! but i have to say that you are the first person i've ever known that likes to shave her legs :D hahahh we actually like after the shave till the next time :D Kisses!

tess said...

I love that idea of luxuriate, I need to just purely enjoy things again. I always eat on the run and am too busy to just sit outside :( time to change that!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, although I suppose what your husband calls luxuriating, I would call being mindful.

That dress is just gorgeous!

Celine said...

What a beautifully written post. You do realize you just described happiness, right? Taking the time to really savor those moments, tastes, smells, whatever. That is truly reaping all that is good out of life. You know? Nice :)

C

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Morgan said...

Good News!! I just went to Old Navy today and they have the exact same shoes there. Seems to me they like a good wedge.
Maybe you can start taking more pictures outside to enjoy the sun and the world of blogging...just a thought!!

Catherine said...

That dress really is gorgeous, and you look great today!

Catherine

Faux Naif said...

you look so wonderful! gosh, i will have to come back here - i can't believe i didn't know about your blog; it's completely brilliant!

Sydney said...

I read your blog all of the time, and haven't commented in a while, but i have to say that a) 'inside and out' is one of my favorite songs, and b) that dress is so fantastic. i am absolutely in love with it.

Lucy Marmalade said...

I have never been partial to the dress-over-pants look, but you're making me change my opinion. You really make it work!!

Mel said...

What a lovely dress, the print is exquisite! I also adore how you wore it over pants!

LyddieGal said...

I suppose cleaning does have an advantage or two.... the sandals are so cute and I love how you've styled the dress.

Healthy and Homemade said...

I love the jeans with the dress! I need to do this with my skinnies because I feel hugely fat when I wear them now =/ Odd.

Jocelyne said...

Luxuriate what a perfect word, I might have to adopt that one. That dress is dreamy And you just are just so cute, always!

Delightfully Tacky said...

Love love love this dress. So beautiful.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love the pattern on your cute dress. it fits you great too!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Silvya said...

I really like this look! :)

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