california dreamin on such a winter's day
i thought it was appropriate to wear my new blue-skies-winter-days dress in this afternoon's bright california sunshine....
and where, oh where did this perfect misty dame of a gown come from?
well, i received a bit of bright blue heaven in the mail yesterday, lovingly packaged up with images of ladylove and laughter and air and feathers...
all the way from a tiny island up north, through the blustery days and to my sunny california doorstep.
FROM MILLA! milla the merry, milla the wise, milla the mistress of magical parcels.
everyone was very excited about the arrival...
and i was immediately transported into mystical lands through images, fabrics, creations, and words.
even darin got a late-birthday bundle!
he got home from work later and joyously perused his loot. he loves mail almost as much as i do!
check out how perfectly his new handmade badass 70s snap shirt fits him...
and this...a lovely little tome. what a story, what magic, what synchronicity. he is actually reading it RIGHT NOW after a months-long search for an old copy. he is reading this same copy. now we have a more magical version, straight from milla's hands.
this is his "are you a witch milla?" face...
as for me, my riches knew no bound.
this most gorgeous gunne, the blue of oceans and sky, the blue of blood, the blue of hearts.
the perfect blue for a winter lady with a penchant for cowgirls and mystics.
and maxi dresses!
and the most exquisite earrings i've ever. ever. seen. i quake in my bones just placing them upon my lobes.
i am not exaggerating, that's how magical they feel.
how perfect that they are dream-catchers with feathers.
darin and i are on a bit of a dream journey lately; one of those themes that keep coming up.
my dreams have been crazy, long, realistic, fantastic, everything in between but most of all memorable.
and a pretty scarf too, all shot through with shimmer. reminds me of a dolphin, and my water soul.
i tried it out a few ways, feeling like a rambler, a homesteader, a nomad, a gypsygirl.
and best of all, mary.
classic mary right here folks, especially the benevolent gaze...told you i was an actor ;)
squintin at the sun, feeling my roots, laughing a little at my raspy goofy soul. and that crazy blue sky.
and the storms on the way,
and twirling my feathers all the while.
thank you milla. you sure know how to brighten a girl's life.