kate5kiwis: hippie happy place


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, January 31, 2009

hippie happy place

it's a funny thing, but when ya write about yer meltdown, it kind of minimises it. perhaps the very act of writing it sort of takes its power away?
late afternoon today, woozie asked me to braid her hair up. i used to do it all the time when she were a' wee girlie. but wee girlies grow up and mostly do their own hair. 'cept for tonight.

so we went to our happy place, in front of a movie or twosie, and braided and braided and watched and chatted and braided and snuggled and watched and braided. and we nipped outside for a photo or twenty three.
making people happy always makes me happy. and making stuff is such wonderful therapy, dontcha think? (i'm still not taking up knitting, though.)
it's impossible to capture her vibrancy in two dimensions, especially in the fading light. but i think, especially tonight, at sunset, with her hair newly braided, that she is the most beautiful woozie in the world.

and i think that everything is gonna be alright. and maybe even very, very happy. especially if i make stuff. so i have plans hatching for *FREEFALL FEBRUARY* - The One Hot Month (bwahaha, guess the movie half-line) When Katie Makes Eleventy Billion Stuffs So She Doesn't Go Crazy At Home All On Her Onesies...


Blogger Steve said...

Doing is always, always infinitely better than brooding...

2:28 AM  
Blogger Ginaagain said...

I loved your meltdown. I believe you are correct.. writing it out helps to put distance between the feeling and the thinking. Keep writing. The world needs more Katie poetry.

Your Woozie is incredibly beautiful and her confidence shines through. You are a great Mom and you made great kids. Now go make eleventy billion other things! I think we are on the same wavelength for February (my least favorite month of the year.)

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes, writing always does that for me too. Not that I have felt that way for ages but when I did and when I do again I shall write.

You must definitely look forward to your month with nothing- those come so rarely and you will be SO busy once the course starts. Just chill and enjoy and do whatever you feel like each day - making if that's what rocks your boat. February is really short anyway! It's usually the month I choose for my no-alcohol month.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous teeni said...

You do a fabulous braiding job. Your daughter is gorgeous. I'm glad you had some special time together. And yes, sometimes writing things out helps because it gets it off our chest and we can look at it instead of just feeling it happening to us.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Katepai said...

Great braids. You so clever.

It's been 38 here and oh so hot hot hot. Thankfully we have the most beautiful beach on our doorstep.... wild and beautiful!!!

Welcome to fabuloso February.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Hey there gorgeous woozie girl! Soph has just had her hair cut for school and it's doing this 1960's curl-at-the-bottom thing, so cute.

So, what are you going to make? A whole month... how cool. Lots of time to do magic. y fabbie order for the first term has arrived and there is a PINK skull and crossbones one. My girls will be in raptures.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

I love that hair! And the photo in the rosy light.

You're not alone -- you're just standing at The Center of it all, watching it swirl around you for a bit! It's good to catch your breath for a minute, before jumping back into the dance. It's Sunday morning, here. I hope you have a Very Good Monday. xxxooo

12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, she is the most beautiful "woozie" in the world. Love you Katie, I really do.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Embejo said...

Looking forward for me and my girl to have times like this. Your Woozie is beautiful.

Been missing your blog...sorry....bloglines or somethung.

11:34 PM  

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