Monday, May 16, 2011

Steady, As She Goes

Window, 2011

I've been enjoying Alison's blog for a while now. I often visit quietly, without comment. It seems a private ritual. I don't want to intrude. I'm inspired by this delicate set of actions, performed regularly. There is something very comforting about it. It is beautiful, meditative. Peaceful. If you visit, be gentle, tread lightly. It's a special place.

I'm not sure I understand what this song is actually about, but sometimes I hear the chorus in my head when I leave Alison's space.


  1. What a beautiful place. Thanks, Denise. I immediately made a note to get The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton, which is the source of the amazing quote on Alison's "About" page. (I loved it so much that I went searching!)

  2. Wow, what a lovely blog and a great song. It's nice when we find a space full of poetry and quiet thoughts. Sometimes I like leaving comments but other times I just prefer to sneak in at the back of the room and leave just before the lights are turned back on, being careful not to miss anything.

  3. Thanks for the link. I will visit often. I can see why you like it!

  4. Very insightful! A good lead on another extraordinary site, thanks:)

  5. thank you for the link...her blog is lovely. as is yours.

  6. thanks for the introduction to Alison's beautiful blog! Also I was just perusing your pinterest board - very nicely curated :) You've inspired me to start pinning (I'm a slow adopter, what can I say?)!

  7. thanks for sharing her space. I know I will visit often and as asked, will tread lightly. It does seem a personal ritual despite the public space doesn't it?

  8. I'm intrigued - will follow your link. I trust your recommendations :^)

  9. I can always count on you for inspired leads and links!
    Alison has created a mediative place.

  10. so beautiful, so of inspiration. like you. thanks!

  11. i have blogs that i feel that way about. so beautiful and i don't intrude. i will be happy to check out yours.

  12. Shae, I really like that quote too.

    Emily Vanessa, Blog comments are such an interesting shift in culture. We communicate so differently now than we did just 10 years ago.

    Jane, Glad you like it.

    Mark, Thank you.

    Zia, :)

    amanda jane, Thanks.

    Nancy, Thank you. I do enjoy collecting on Pinterest.

    Rachel, I agree, but since it is actually public I assume interaction is welcome. I sometimes leave a note (comment).

    Janis, I'm trusted. This pleases me.

    nancy (at good food matters), Thank you. Alison's space reminds me of the benefits of contemplation and ritual.

    Lecia, You are welcome.

    tiziana, Thank you.

    Char, I'm sure you'll see the beauty in Alison's space.

  13. thanks for introducing me to that blog, it is indeed a quiet, thoughtful space.

  14. Thank you for the introduction to Alison's blog. I love it and it does have a peaceful feeling to it. Something I might want to check in at every day for a little dose of zen.

  15. So gentle.

    Happy weekend, a lot of calm winds!

  16. I have a special quiet place I like to visit too - it's here. I'm sorry it's been a while....

  17. I am going to quietly tip-toe over there...i love finding new voices (and you are the best for sharing).
    I kind of feel about your blog the same way you feel about Alison's...

  18. hila, You are welcome.

    raina, I do enjoy that little dose of quiet contemplation.

    Anna Emilia, Gentle is a good description.

    mosey, Oh, thank you. Visit whenever you have time and are in the mood. No apologies.

    Amelia, It is always nice to find a new and special voice. Thank you.