happy 2011!

This morning, I hovered over the sink and slurped the pink juice from sliced grapefruit rinds. My fingers grew bitter sticky and my lips tingled a little. I thought about the many times S and I have devoured fruit, dripping over the sink together. But mostly these surreptitious slurping frenzies happen when I'm alone. Preparing pineapple or mango, teething at a spiky husk or chewing on a fibrous hull. This might be my favorite part of fruit, kinda like licking clean the cookie dough beater.

{photo by wtl photos}
This Eckhart Tolle (paraphrased) quote echoed across the moment: Our minds make the world seem more serious than it is. And isn't that the truth? In all the bustle of moving, my seeming inability to make any decisions, baby growing and acclimating to our new home, I have forgotten to have fun. Take it easy. Laugh. Remember: laughter. There's no better tension reliever. 


I thought about how much your comments and kindness mean to me. I have been absent from your blog worlds lately, and I miss you. Sometimes it's the little things, the sweetness of a stranger turned friend, that gets us through the day. Some words of wisdom reread at the appropriate time. We don't have wifi at home, so aside from swimming in lamentably unanswered emails, I'm pretty much lost to blogland at the moment. So, I'm stuck with brief updates and out-of-touchedness for the moment. But I do want to send you all beautiful wishes and vibes for 2011.

May your year be full of laughter.

21 comments:

a whole lotta love said...

Happy New Year!! Definitely do not forget to have fun ;) Life is too important to be taken seriously. Love this pic. I just pinned it to my 'whole lotta fun' page. Check it out for some other fun images that will hopefully make you smile.

A Whole Lotta Fun,
Adrienne

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year!

gracey said...

Happy New Year Heather! :D
Wishing you an awesome, fun, and love-filled 2011!

Faiza said...

happy new year heather! can`t wait for you and serkan to get your first toothless smile from your baby! JOY!

LatteLisa said...

Happy New Year Heather and thank you for the inspiring posts in 2010. Ahead of us is a wonderful (blog)year ;-)

DolceDreams said...

Love that quote!
xo Nathalie

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Happy New Year- Keep on laughing!

thenextarrow said...

no worries, my dear! have fun + happy new year!

xo Alison

Lady Grey said...

My mind always seems to make things more serious than they are.... thank you for this important reminder!

Happy 2011! oxo

LyddieGal said...

mmm, you are making me wish I had some fruit right now.
I'm glad that you are remembering to enjoy the little moments.
I wish you all the best in 2011!

Chic on the Cheap

Maria said...

Happy New Year, Heather! Wishing you a great 2011!

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Casa Très Chic said...

I wish you a blessed 2011, full of peace, love, health, fun and success.
I'm gonna eat some fruit right now.
Xo
Tereza

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm so happy to have celebrated the new year with you and Serkan. :) Love you so much and can't wait for you to find a good apartment--hopefully both with wifi and near me!

lovedfromthestart said...

happy new year as well! I haven't visited your blog for a while... been kind of lost to blogland for a while as well. Hope everything is well!

Amber Whitecliffe and Hilary Johnston said...

yum! watermelon has got to be up there with my top 5 favourite things at summertime!
amber xx

www.amberandhilary.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Heather I'm thinking about you...hope all is well and Happy 2011.

xoxo,
Carrie

MarchMusings said...

Happy New Year. Hope it's a great and lovely one

Erin said...

Happy New Year! May it be full of wonderful memories and lots & lots of laughter!

20 York Street said...

I need to hear that quote from Eckhart.. my mind sometimes if my greatest foe!

But then.. as we all know, all will be well in the end!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

yours truly dear said...

i've been in and out of the blog world lately too. i hope everything is going good for you right now :] sending lots of love and happiness your way!!! ♥

Sarah Klassen said...

... and the same to you and your family! I have missed our visits, and was thinking of you today, so I thought I would stop by and wish you a fabulous start to the new year. I hope that 2011 is filled with many wonderful moments and beautiful memories. (I bet it will!) Looking forward to an update whenever possible, but completely understand...

sending a hug your way,
Sarah

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