There used to be a time, before Eva, when I had the luxury to become bored. And then, when I got tired of suffering myself and the mood I was in, I started creating.
I used to welcome boredom, knowing that it could spark the kind of creativity that lets me forget time, completely absorbing me in the moment.
Nowadays there is always someone that wants something from me. 'Mummy look', a scratch, food, more food, water, and the constant cleaning up of a little or big daily mess.
The boredom created by that is different, the endless repetition of the same-old same-old, stretching indefinitely into the future, sucking just enough energy that I do not reach the boiling point that sparks me out of my own small world and into transformation.
But I need to be creative. Otherwise life is bled dry of colours and flavours.
This is why, every day, every moment, I am looking for the sacred in the ordinary, the sparkle in the everyday, the inspiration in what is actually never repetition, but always a brand new moment of my life.
This is also why I have decided to document more of our daily, ordinary life. Not to escape from it, but to become more aware of the magic it carries.
In twelve days, we are leaving for Germany. And now already I get unsettled by the thought of having to pack.
So we got creative about it, trying on different combinations, seeing how few things we get away with taking without looking the same every day.
And now the decisions are made, we had a plenty of fun, and with the suitcase half empty, we will be able to bring back a lot of lovely things!
I am linking to Mix It and the Pleated Poppy.
Wishing you a day filled with little wonders!
Lots of love,