When I looked at this picture,
taken in the "Venice room"
a/k/a my powder room,
called the Venice room because
of the carnival masks and
art on the walls
the words that leapt to mind were:
A Whiter Shade of Pale.
No particular reason why.
I must have slipped the light fandango
whatever that means.
It was never my favorite.
Here are some of my favorite things:
St. John perfume, followed closely by Hanae Mori and Vera Wang -
having a camera in my hands - soft white cotton hankies with lace -
writing in flow - a delivery from Amazon - independent bookstores -
well-done chick flicks - live musical theater - popcorn with real butter -
Moody Blues tune: Go Now - that soft, silvery shade that
hovers between blue and green like the waters close to the shore
in the Caribbean - sweet peas - reading my blog friends' posts - watching
the neighborhood eagle fish - arranging flowers - Diet Coke with Lime-
Pacific Northwest summers - rocking babies - silver jewelry -
Leona Lewis - books whose language is so rich you could get lost in it -
clean sheets - aha moments - the company of my kids - salads -
Italian food - Venice - wild birds - chai in thin-walled china mugs -
Arcopedico shoes - finding the perfect present for someone I love -
puffy little clouds - golden raspberries right off the bush -
Seahawks football on tv - Art Wolfe and Barbara Cole's photography -
getting lost in thought - hummingbirds - perfect light -
the sound of laughter - fluffy towels - Haagen-Daz Reserve
Fleur de Sel caramel & sea salt ice cream (sinfully delicious)-
reading children's books out loud to kids - the smell of books -
anticipating my upcoming trips - word play - family gatherings -
expensive fountain pens even though I'm left-handed -
decorating for Christmas - perfectly fitting bras with padded straps
that stay put - light bouncing off water - capturing reflections -
encountering people in love - ornate Venetian carnivale masks -
autumn leaves - sunny winter days - when wishes come true.
And so much more.
We're all so multi-faceted.
Made up of lovely little bits,
of likes and dislikes,
native abilities and hard-won skills.
Tell me what you love.
Don't be shy.