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Thursday
Jul012010

the perfect day with kelly - the blue muse


good morning,
happy canada day..... :)

i'm so thrilled to have Kelly Letky from the blue muse sharing with us.
Kelly is a graphic artist, an incredible jewelry designer and an amazing writer and photographer. 
sigh.....
she actually has 2 beautiful blogs
they are a must visit....really wonderful!

oh and kelly also guest posts over on vision and verb.

i know you will love her thoughts on the  'perfect day'.

......

When Kim first asked me to share my perfect day, of course I said, "Thank you, I am honored," and then I said, "yay!" and then I started to think… “Geez, what would make up my perfect day?”

And the possibilities rolled through my mind, and I pondered and I pondered, and you know how it is when you go window shopping and you have no money in your pocket, and you see so many things that you absolutely love and want and need, but then when you go shopping and you actually have money to spend because you've saved up your pennies, you never find anything that seems quite right and you don’t buy anything?

That is how it went for me, as I shopped for my perfect day. The possibilities spread out before me:

My perfect day would start with tea, because every day starts with tea (don't even talk to me until I've had tea!). And of course, on the perfect day there would be blue skies…


And there would have to be reading, since I was very young that has always been my favorite way to spend time. A whole day before me with a fabulous book and a comfortable chair and nothing else to do would be wonderful…


There might be some gardening, I love to putter out there with the sun on my back and time on my hands and some music in the background, Joni Mitchell or Bob Dylan, and as time slips towards dusk, Ben Webster…


And there would be some time to write the perfect poem, or start that novel, or finally, paint my masterpiece. If not with paint, then with words. (Or perhaps with photoshop). This is my favorite attempt, so far…


There would definitely be a long, long run and nothing would stop me, nothing would hurt, and I would fly down this path with a smile on my face…


And there might be some with extra dark chocolate and strawberries and a glass of red wine, a quiet evening with my family, outside by the fire, my husband and I holding hands as the moon climbs high in the sky…

I gazed through all these windows that could be my perfect day, and there was more, so much more that I might choose: a trip to Alaska, a nice long massage, dinner and a movie, exploring in an antique shop, climbing a mountain to see the view. All things that would be part of my perfect, perfect day.

But I realized, as I peeked in and out of each pane, each one a wonderful, beautiful possibility, that my perfect day, really... is today.

This day, the one I am in, right here, right now.

I might be working too hard and washing the dishes and folding the laundry and struggling for time to myself, but I am here, living and loving and smelling and tasting and thinking and feeling and running through life with arms wide open, hair flying, lungs filled with precious air.

Yes. Just that.

Exactly. Perfect.

.....

thank you so much for this kelly!
i truly enjoyed every morsel....both words and images....
you have such an amazing gift.

all of the images are WOW! 
just beyond.
truly!!

here's to our perfect days, each day... in its own way....

xxo, kim


Reader Comments (13)

I *love* both of Kelly's blogs... I'm so happy to see her featured in this great spotlight :)

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*megula*

it is a really lovely day

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

and such a wonderful conclusion ...

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS. Etole

What a great feature, I loved it.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDyche Designs

this is so very wonderful, stunning images! . i enjoy so much getting to know bloggers in this way

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELK

What a beautiful day and beautiful post! These images made me swoon. Thanks, Kelly!

And thanks, Kim, for this series. You keep introducing me to new bloggers and new ways to think about what makes a day perfect.

Hugs to you, my friend! xoxo Gigi

P.S. I'm back on my island in Maine for a week, so I'm about as close to a perfect day as can be right now!!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGigi

Such a perfect way to get to know Kelly better -- perfect images to help us envision her perfect day.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuehenryphotography

i want to be with ms. kelly on her perfect day. i'll be quiet, won't bug her or anything, and when she's running i'll even just go real slow back behind her - she'll never know i'm there - and i promise to walk away when she & hubby start all that hand-holding stuff. promise!

smooches!!
Debi

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersmith kaich jones

Oh that was good for my soul!

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternacherluver

Love reading these. Photos are wonderful. Have a great day. Stop by for a giggle today.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Lee Bradley

I enjoyed every word in this post! So glad I was moved to read it! Lovely blog! Truly inspiring! Thank you so much!

Elizabeth

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth GLZ

i love kelly and loved her perfect day...but now i have to follow her and we both have to have our tea in the morning or else....

so can the way our perfect day begins, be the same...OF COURSE IT CAN....you don't mess with tea drinkers and no tea....you just don't !

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

truly beautiful.

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDana Barbieri

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