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my six senses instagram easter weekend.

3 Apr 2013

i realize that it is already wednesday, but i’m still gonna share my weekend pictures now. i figure as long as it’s not the next weekend, then i’m still safe. just wanna let y’all know that my senses were on overload this past weekend/week. it was a combination good and tough times. and it was intense. lots of family. emotional. beautiful. difficult. and, as i said, intense. in good & bad ways. here’s some of what perked my senses.

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seeing: family gathered around the table for easter dinner. from the youngest to the oldest. so great. blue skies up above me. a bright full moon outside my litchen window.

hearing: our sweet little bella’s recorded voice entertaining our sweet little niece. nails being hammered into wood on good friday.

tasting: easter dinner. filled with meat traditionally, but vegetarians can make it work too.

touching: the wax dripping from the candles we lit on easter morning.

smelling: bouquets of tulips. fresh, crisp air on a long walk.

feeling: warm sunshine shining down on me. happy that early spring air has found its way to sweden. peace as i drank my morning cup of coffee on my first morning of spring break.

i made it through the week, and now i’m doing the best i can to just relax. spending some time at home. meeting friends for drinks. being with my love. although it’s my vacation week (or 2, who knows what i’ll do next week), it’s still a little tough in life right now. we didn’t make it to china, of course. but, i’m working really hard to focus on other things coming up… like moving. and there is still a sense that we need to focus on each day as it comes. survival mode, you might say. or enjoying the moment. it depends on whether you are a glass half empty or glass half full kinda person. me? i choose half-full. so, i’m determined to soak up my moments, breathe deeply, and remember all that is wonderful and that for which i am grateful.

by the way, speaking of senses, as i type this, my love is playing her guitar and singing. our cat is snuggling beside me. and the sunset outside is stunning. the pink horizon fading to dark blue overhead. life is not perfect, but sometimes for one split second, it feels perfect in that moment.

so, what has peaked your senses over the past few days? what thoughts have you got rolling around in your head?

peace, dear friends.

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  • Reply Mridubala 3 Apr 2013 at 20:39

    They are great, especially -3rd, 6th, 13th and the flowers

    • Reply liz 5 Apr 2013 at 22:07

      thanks so much!! it ended up being a beautiful week for photography. 😉

      • Reply Mridubala 6 Apr 2013 at 15:13

        Yes, it shows!! 🙂
        If possible, plz check my latest story too -my little child, thanks

  • Reply carissalick 4 Apr 2013 at 00:41

    Wonderful pictures! I love the flowers picture, too, but the one that really pulls on my heart-strings is seeing you all at the table together. I love this whole family.

    • Reply liz 5 Apr 2013 at 22:07

      thanks, carissa! i know. it was an amazing easter moment. 🙂

  • Reply Barb 4 Apr 2013 at 05:00

    I have been hearing birds lately. I have heard cardinals many times already but today was the first time this year I spotted the bright red source of the sound! I ventured out on the nearby trail on Saturday, that had been snow and ice covered since Christmas, and saw my first robin of the season–a sure sign of spring. I have been noting warm and cool breezes on my face, and the wonderful sunshine, now high enough to warm things up. Sidewalks and yards are now exposed–this is not a season of traditional beauty, but we have hope of green and other colors soon returning!

  • Reply southernhon 4 Apr 2013 at 14:13

    I love these! I especially love the one of the family gathered around the table.
    I’m glad your Easter celebration was wonderful.

    • Reply liz 5 Apr 2013 at 22:06

      thank you, my dear!!

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