Saturday, July 16, 2005

sunset beach

sunset beach terrace
Originally uploaded by heathero.

another fabulous discovery... took the car ferry to this little island. we were just driving the winding roads, water often on both sides of the road, trees surrounding you and then opening up to the sea... it felt so amazing to be there...
and then we found sunset beach, and it has a feeling that i can't quite explain... what is it? maybe its the randomness of it all... you are in the middle of what feels like no where and you stumble upon something that feels like a long kept secret. you know you will return, but will it still be there? will it be a part of your imagination, a nice dream? a place that doesn't feel entirely real and allows you to just be... its nice to know that those places exist.

to say that i i am enjoying this fabulous summertime is an understatement, like saying that i like ice cream... this time feels like a precious gift; i am so thankful and just do not want to waste it...
just like life.
i want to truly live everyday, becoming closer and closer to the person that i was meant to be... living with conviction and peace and love in my heart... and giving myself time to do that. giving myself time to reflect and be inspired... i love my life!!!

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." -Soren Kierkegaard

Friday, July 08, 2005


Originally uploaded by heathero.
summer is here in full effect and i am loving every day of being
here and having this time to relax, think, explore, and just take
care of myself...

i ate my first ripe tomato, summer's gift to the patient gardener,
and every bite was delicious... every bite screamed summer and i
realized that nothing tastes quite so delicious as a tomato you you
see begin as a flower, develop into something the size of a tiny
green pea, and then, under my daily inspection, form into something
so vastly different from the winter balls of red styrofoam that we
purchase in the store... something closer to a strawberry than to
the grocery store winter fruit that we call a tomato...

went canoeing on day during the weekend, and took a trip to the
beach in queens on tuesday... i am delighted to know there is such
a nice beach so close to my home... i plan to return often this

the end of the school year was rough but if these days are my reward
then it was all worth it... i've only been out 9 days and already i
feel miles away from the negativity...thankfully... :)

i hope that you are well and happy, feeling the sun on your skin and
eating good food...

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. -Buddha

Sunday, July 03, 2005

summer is here!!

hot summer day
Originally uploaded by heathero.

after a l o n g new york winter and a v e r y l o n g school year, summer is finally here and i am loving every minute of it... even this minute where i am feeling a bit stuffed up and drousy. i am embracing it all! the first offical weekend of my summer off. i realized that this is the first time in who knows how long that i have decided to just stay put for a bit... no big travel plans, no heavy work or school schedules, just plans to take it easy for a while. i want to read and relax and garden and create... make time to photograph, write, go to the beach, try to surf, garden, sew, adventure in and around this great city where i live, and take naps whenever i want to. no rushing around, no hurrying through things... it sounds almost too good to be true! and hopefully i will be able to do it and not begin to fill up my time with "business"...

i do think that can be a challenge sometimes, to just be and not try to overdo and over stretch oneself. i know thats hard for me, as i often overcommitt and stay entirely too "busy".... and i see it all over this city and our society as a whole... people rushing form here to there, not taking the time to ask themsleves why? why do we rush so, race around, staying so busy?? i think its rather healthy to take a pause sometimes and just be still... and this is what i plan on doing...

"Doing nothing is easier said than done." Raymond Devos