Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Well, these days that ol' fall fashion bug has bitten me hard and I'm utterly failing in my attempts to hold back from shopping too much...
Had to get this necklace to brighten up my fall colored outfits...
While I'm at it, I also am obsessing over this here necklace...
Oh etsy, you are my downfall tonight and always...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
by Sun Kil Moon
On a more personal note...I've been drawn to pre-Columbian Latin American history and tradition ever since I first learned about it in high school.
Back then, when I was a naive and fully sheltered teenager, I went to the Yucatan to climb Chichen Itza, which itself was a completely magical experience I have never forgotten. I must say though, what struck me most on the trip was the poverty and chaos I witnessed around the area, and it broke my young heart, leaving a deep impact on me. It seems odd to say, but I haven't been back since, despite my only growing interest over the years in Mexican folk art and history. I have felt in the passing years that it's beyond time for me to go back and see the country and all its infinite realities with adult eyes.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
(Still in the Gillian Welch mood...)
Saw a coworker wearing this necklace and was immediately obsessed! And look, there's lots of other hidden-knife necklaces too! I dunno, there's something intriguing and pleasing about carrying a clandestine blade around one's neck...
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
or, how I spent my summer....
First of all, I saw my heroes Gillian Welch and David Rawlings perform this song in person this weekend at the Bluegrass Festival and it was may-jor.
But anyway, this summer was momentous for me on many levels, chief among them due to the fact that I strapped on my Justin roper boots and started horseback riding again after a 20 (!) year hiatus.
Meet my new besties, Reno and Z. (Dirtier than I've ever seen them thanks to the rain yesterday and their favorite past time...)
Reno is a red dun Quarter Horse and I adore him. Total sweetsie. He is my main guy. I'm just riding for the sheer pleasure of it, starting basically from zero in a western saddle and bitless bridle and hoping to be mainly a trail rider once I am back in tip top shape. So much has changed in the horse world since I was a kid riding, and now there's something wonderful called Natural Horsemanship that I am a rapturous student of.
Life in the saddle is something I hope to never give up again! It's the perfect combination of so many things I love and it's also an unparalleled opportunity to build a relationship with a gorgeous, strong willed creature. Being able to feel to your bones the fact that an animal is giving its all and that you are communicating and moving together is incredible, exhilarating, and simply everything.