nothing staid, nothing settled, in this universe,

“Nothing could be slow enough, nothing lasts too long. No pleasure could equal, she thought, straightening the chairs, pushing in one book on the shelf, this having done with the triumphs of youth, lost herself in the process of living, to find it with a shock of delight, as the sun rose, as the day sank. Many a time had she gone, at Barton when they were all talking, to look at the sky; seen it between peoples shoulders at dinner; seen it in London when she could not sleep. She walked to the window.” - Virginia Woolf*
With my feet on the leaf crunch,  and two leg elbows kissed by the breeze,  I am aware. When the pine's turn into soft wood, and the dandelions die, we are reminded of the beauty.  The beauty in the breath of our bellies.  Would there be Summers, or poetry in cabins, or wool sweater stretches, or fire smoked eyes, if we never heard the Autumn bird's song?

As quickly as winds form,  my feelings do change.  I want to record my wishes as they mold, my dreams as they dangle, and my sorrows as they spew.    Today, I feel rested, cold in the bones, but sprightly.  Tomorrow, the sun may form, and I may change.   


Have you ever wandered into the woods?  It's not for the lily-livered or those who are spooked by shadows. It's for the courageous or the lonely.   Sometimes, I wish I could live between the trees, dining on the splendor of sap. whispering to the flowering plant. becoming one with the dogwood. 

 I want to travel the wind, like a honey locust leaf. I want to envelope pebbles into my hand. I want to lick rain drippings from the Cedar.    Each time the wind howls, I hear my invitation.  I am being called into the forests, and for my family, I must decline.  If I could live in the woods, with plants for my feeding, and critters for companions, I might, but I would probably miss hand holding, and pumpkin pie.


If I dined, howled, and slept below the trees of the forest, I would miss so many things.  I wouldn't know the feeling of such gracious gifts, such as anniversary rings, and boxes with bows from my sponsors.  I was happily sent this custom made diamond anniversary ring from sweet people. The color is purple, like the dahlia's of the spring garden.  When the sun soars, the anniversary ring sings in the light.  Sometimes, while wearing the jewel encrusted circle, I imagine I've been courted by a cowboy, or a guitar-bent swain, or a gentleman of flowers.  

If I lived in the woodland, surrounded by cedar, and muddy trails, I would miss this. 
jewels, and cowboys. hot soap, and perfume. songwriters, and singing.


I think I'll attach my self to the cotton bed, and nap below rain clouds.
Kisses, and be well !


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what i wore*
dress- Value Village $5
white wedges- ALDO
ring- http://www.anjolee.com/

58 comments:

  1. You look so beautiful. And right now, I'd love to live out in the woods. No one to argue with.
    I suppose it would get lonely after a while.

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  2. your hair is gorgeous!!!

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  3. This is the perfect 70's inspired outfit! I wouldn't change a thing
    <3

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  4. I love this outfit, especially the vest. Your hair is amazing! Very 70s chic :)

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  5. Such a pretty, paisley printed dress! And the ring is beautiful.

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  6. I'm a fur vest lover too! And I see you play the banjo! I'm learning to play a fret-less mountain banjo :) twin souls.Thanks for stopping by my website.

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  7. love the print of ur dress!!! and that fur vest really adds the finishing touch!

    xoxo jenna

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  8. you are a beautiful person.

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  9. your face is so majestic and beautiful xxxx

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  10. ode to autumn with a vintage dress, & fur. wearing shoes resembling an era made today, the headband more modern. she stands among the leaves. my fave lines:.."Tomorrow, the sun may form, and I may change.".."I am being called into the forests, and for my family, I must decline.".."I would miss this.jewels, and cowboys. hot soap, and perfume. songwriters, and singing."..
    with great admiration.
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  11. Anonymous7.10.11

    I want your hair !!!! Your words make me feel very happy Miss!!

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  12. Ahh you are too pretty! I love your very 70s/boho style. Beautiful dress, the colors and pattern are both lovely. Great look as always :)

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  13. You're so gorgeous! I'm loving that fur vest :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  14. Fall looks beautiful on you!! I think you look lovely and i adore your blog, it is so pretty and organized!

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  15. Beautiful flowing words as always fellow Albertan. You're a woman after my own heart!

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  16. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, dearie, it made me smile. :)

    I love the paisley pattern on your dress...paisley has always evoked a sense of mystery and sadness in me, for whatever reason. It kind of makes me nostalgic.

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  17. just found your blog! LOVE IT! you are adorable!

    <3
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  18. Such a beautiful ring! What a great gift.

    I love the pretty print on your dress and the cool texture that fur vest brings to your outfit. Very awesome shoes too!

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  19. i loveyour style,very nice outfit...ciao

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  20. lovely blog dear! thanks for your comment.
    xx http://opinionslave.blogspot.com
    / twitter: @opinionslave

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  21. The ring is so beautiful x

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  22. beautiful words, amy- i'm feeling so dreamy now :) the ring is stunning and somehow, really suits you.

    annie | WEMAKEPLANS

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  23. great text!!!!!! amazing outfit too!!!
    i\m your new follower!!!
    thanx for your lovely comment!!!
    xxx
    naiad
    http://stateofgracebynaiad.blogspot.com/

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  24. beautiful ring and i love the fur addition to the outfit!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  25. Love the shoes! Thanks for stopping by ;)

    Cheers,

    Lola

    www.lolabenito.com

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  26. Gorgeous! Those neutrals are perfect for fall.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  27. As always, loving the outfit. The dress was only $5?! You always put me in the mood to thrift shop!

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  28. Oh I love that dress!

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  29. Gorgeous shoes!
    xx

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  30. Anonymous8.10.11

    The ring sure does sparkle- Purple is the perfect color, and the way you describe it makes me want to buy myself rings. You are so elegant and classy. I love your style.

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  31. You looks beautiful! Love your dress, it's very pretty!

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  32. this is such a good look for you
    great blog
    <3 http://polliani.com

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  33. I just love that dress. :D x

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  34. Beautiful, strong narration. Stunning look, too!

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  35. this outfit just brings us back in time!
    i love it and you look great in it :)
    oh and that ring! it's so pretty and delicate.

    xx

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  36. Great outfit!

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  37. I'm pretty certain I need that dress in my life.

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  38. Beautiful photographs and outfit as always!

    Kristina oxoxo

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  39. Everything about this outfit is absolutely fantastic.

    http://voicefromthewall.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love your style!:)


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  41. Love it! I've been dying for a fur vest. Great blog! Following: )
    sequinshoesstrawberries.blogspot.com

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  42. Such a wonderful outfit! The dress is beautiful and I love how you've combined it.

    xx,

    Sam

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  43. Your hair and make up are beautiful, as is the dress

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  44. Hello Lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog :) Happy to find such a lovely lady with cute bohemian style and wonderful writing ;) xxx

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  45. Sometimes it indeed is like that, that I lost myself in the process of living. Don't you just hate that, getting to caught up that you forgot yourself...

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  46. Oh, and big big P.S : amazing pattern on that lovely dress lady!

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  47. Anonymous10.10.11

    Your blog is so sweet and warming.

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  48. gorgeous post: adore the V. Wolf slice of prose.

    love the vest with the dress you
    wear it perfectly.

    delish blog.

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  49. I love... your dress, your shoes, your hair! Wow you look amazing. And the fur jacket completes it all! xo

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  50. Anonymous11.10.11

    Lovely! this is simply beautiful!

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  51. Hello Amy :) Im spanish and i love all your clothes :) i m a follower you and i hope that you come to Spain ,Madrid :)

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  52. really beatiful autumn outfit
    the colors are just divine :)

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  53. Wow. This is my first time here and, since it started with a Virginia Woolf quote, I think I'll like it here.

    Beautiful hair and beautiful words. But especially the words.

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  54. This look is perfect! The ring is beautiful.

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  55. Your words are as pretty and enchanting as the sparkles in your hair and on your finger. So happy you stopped by my blog, I hope you'll visit again soon! XO p.s.) Enjoy the pumpkin dip, it's my new favorite!

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  56. Hey girl!
    I love your blog...I´m following you now.
    xoxo
    Silvia
    http://bohememoi.blogspot.com

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