My parasol made for sunshade,

 

Before I pushed the power button on my computer,  I was caught in a bliss of solitude.
 Looking out the kitchen window, I saw a big bellied gray bird. She had an appetite and was licking the backyard shrub into shape.   Watching her nibble on little red berries gave me a stomach growl, so I found myself a chocolate chip cookie, and married that cookie to a sea of milk.

 
 
 

When I look out my window, it seems that the trees stretch in a never ending line. The clouds appear as fountains, pouring shadows onto the city. When I look out these windows, it seems that my fate is to belong outside. All I want to do is bring my parasol to the park, and press my fingers into the honeyed ground.

I want to skip through trails barefoot, like I do in my dreams, without my toes getting caught on wires, jagged stone, or scratchy weeds. Sometimes, I wonder if the only place I can be barefoot is my home.  The last time I went outside without my shoes, pieces of needle-shaped rocks clung to my feet.  The pain was so severe, it felt as if my foot was the petal to a honey bee's work.

 

If I can't be barefoot on dirt made trails, at least I can swing my feet to live music.  

On Tuesday, I spent the nightfall two rows away from a magical songwriter, his name is John Prine.
 I knew at some point in the evening I would cry, as I often do at concerts, I just didn't know when.  40 minutes into the concert, and I was close to sobs.

  Somehow, I held it together just enough to keep my eyes from turning into rain clouds.  I think it was his finger picking that turned my eyes red. It reminded me of the way Carter plays his guitar. Carter's hands are much smaller, but they move the same way. 

I think people often forget how beautiful hands are. The way they bend, and attach us to companions. The way they create, and make sounds.  I do believe, finer than any diamond ring is the hands of a guitar player.  
I don't think anybody in this world has hands like Carter.


Have a wonderful weekend
xx

Don't forget to enter the giveaway here : 


 floral dress - value village - $5 
parasol & ivory lace gloves - wild west mercantile - $40 
lace collar - romwe - sponsor
Michael Antonio Studio Gallista Yellow Velvet Cutout platforms - LuLu*s - sponsor


43 comments:

  1. That parasol is gorgeous!!

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  2. Anonymous11.5.12

    Precious. So precious.

    Love the way you describe things with perfect detail. And you dress with perfect detail

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  3. alas, amy's in love with carter & his guitar playing hands. does she sob when he plays solo concerts for only her? :) be careful going barefoot indeed. i suddenly feel like donning a pair of lace gloves, a lace collar, & a parasol, of course if i wore that people would say, "who's that crazy, old lady?? ;)

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  4. Such a gorgeous collar and shoes!! I'm in love with this outfit :)

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  5. Such a cute outfit!

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  6. I love your sense of style so much!

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  7. Gorgeous! The delicate lace of the gloves and parasol are enchanting. And I love the way you talk about a guitar player's hands. My husband plays this one song he wrote on guitar and there's the one chord transition where it's magical. It's so hard to explain, but I think you know what I'm talking about. That song was actually written for another girl before he met me, but I love it so much just watching him play. :) <3

    toni

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  8. omg I just love your dress!! and the shoes are amazing too <3

    xoxo
    Irina

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  9. Wow this is such a great outfit, I wasn't expecting to scroll down and come across the bright yellow shoes but they truly look fantastic!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  10. amy, you're so pretty. sounds like you have great days there. much love from me. xx

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  11. I love your jeans ,day are on my wishlist! And your pictures are great ! keep posting ! xx

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  12. Cute outfit!! And great blog!!

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  13. Cute outfit!! And great blog!!

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  14. Beautiful outfit...I like the combination... and those yellow wedges are great! x

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  15. This is fun!! Love the dress and collar! Great blog!

    -Lauren

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  16. i love your collar! great colors in this outfit too.

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  17. cute outfit, love the collar


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  18. Love your style! That dress is so cute and the parasol is gorgeous!

    Peace & Delight,
    Bel Kazan
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  19. Those shoes are way too amazing. Love the parasol too :)

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  20. I love how you write and I like the parasol and the lace so much :)

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  21. I love your dress, it's so adorable.

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  22. Beautiful dress! We like it! Very adorable.. We love your shoes too..

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  23. I'm in love with your heels...
    Without words !

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  24. Your shoes are amazing. You have a fantastic blog - I'm a new follower:)
    xoxo,
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  25. I just love the lace details in this outfit. Your parasol is beautiful and I love the collar and gloves you wore. Your dress is so colorful and pretty too!

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  26. Anonymous15.5.12

    I don't know what I like most. Parasol, dress, yellow shoes, or your words :-) XXOO

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  27. THOSE SHOES ARE PERFECT! love it!!!!!xxxxxx


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  28. Such a great outfit - I absolutely love the shoes and the dress, and you match it all together so wonderfully. Lovely in vintage.

    Caitie
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  29. Awww I absolutely adore every single detail of this outfit!^^
    <3<3 You're looking amazing!!!

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  30. I love your umbrella!
    Have a personal style and I like it :)
    kisses

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  31. i love your outfit and the way you write!!.. So beautiful <3

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  32. What a cute parasol and your dress is lovely!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  33. Cute look!! I love your shoes and parasol!

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  34. the lace details here are fabulous, the shoes are killers !!! love everything, you look gorgeous !!

    Very nice blog


    Bisous from France

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  35. incredible this dress and shoes, you are so nicee!

    xx

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  36. this post is so inspiring. you look amazing. love the shoes ;)

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  37. you are so pretty :)

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  38. I love your umbrella!

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