Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Moon - Dreaming of a Juicy Home...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
I'm attempting to follow along with Kat McNally's reflective writing challenge April Moon and I'm already behind, so I'll be writing on two prompts today...


What feelings does this word evoke?

"Juicy" for me brings feelings of excitement! This is no longer a word that I associate with food, but with things that go deep, like a meaningful discussion with my life coach, or being deep in the process of creating something new or getting lost in a good book...

What sorts of memories does it recall?

The memory of my dear Wise Woman showing me the grapefruit she planned to eat on her morning break (we used to work together) and I told her how the color of the grapefruit was a gorgeous shade of pink, surrounded by the texture of the yellow rind, and it was so pretty I wanted to eat it myself! She looked at her morning grapefruit differently after that ;)

Which of your senses start to tingle?

Just hearing the word "juicy" makes my heart RACE! It races with the promise of possibilities... 

How would you represent what this word means to you?

This is how I represent what the word 'juicy' means to me:


What feelings does this word evoke? 

The first thing that always seems to come to mind when I hear this word is the song by Talking Heads "Naive Melody", because of the opening lines:

is where I want to be,
pick me up and turn me around...

And the feelings this song evokes are bittersweet, nostalgic sadness...

I don't know that I've felt like I was 'HOME' anywhere in my life. Even the place I lived in, until my recent move, never fully felt like HOME, it was more of a residence I lived in, despite my attempts to make it feel like a HOME...

A cozy corner created in my old home for knitting and talking with a friend, or just reading...

But what is HOME? I think many people see it as a PLACE to live in, but for me, I think HOME is more of a place where I am HAPPY and there are many places that I feel happy, though I don't live in them. So, for your viewing pleasure and consideration, here are my representations of what HOME means to ME:

Ventura, California
Me, nestled in the trunk of my very favorite tree in Ventura, the old fig tree

The Presentation Center, Los Gatos
The Pueblo at The Presentation Center, home of the Artful Journey Retreats

The Huntington Library
Me, in front of The Huntington Library, home to lovely flowers and BOOKS!

ANY library
My (new) local library is a 10 minute walk away and they have a fabulous bookstore!

A good book
This bookcase sits just outside my new studio space and it's filled with my craft least MOST of them!

What are some things that feel like HOME for YOU?

1 comment:

Kat McNally said...

I love that home and books are inseparable for you. Can totally relate to that! :)
And, of course, it's not surprise that juiciness and art are inextricable in the world of The Creative Beast.