Thursday, February 11, 2010

Iceland

It's been a rough week. The rainy, windy and cold weather mirrors the emotions I've been experiencing from missing my mother beyond words, to the uninspiring routine of work and an overall sense of lostness. I don't often discuss my troubled thoughts on Please Sir because this is my sanctuary...my joyful place to escape from dwelling personal matters and be inspired by talented artists and designers. I hope it is for you too, and every once in awhile a work compels you to open your soul. One such work for me is the Iceland photographic series by Bob O'Connor. The worn out, yet colorful slide by the water brings joy to my heart and reminds me to cherish my time and memories. I am also reminded of the vast beauty of our world and man's endless desire to travel and reflect. I know that through this hardship I am lucky to at least have a place to dream and be surrounded by loving, supportive friends. I hope you are also surviving this week and staying warm and safe.

23 comments:

megan said...

thinking of you, diana, and loving these peaceful photos. iceland and greenland have always been places i'd like to go, too. xoxo

nath said...

beautiful post, with such beautiful eloquent words. be well dear.

Michelle said...

I've been down and out this week, the past few weeks too, and I've thought of you and how it is semi-difficult to stay inspired when things are bleak and in a fog of life. Seriously, next time you are in the area, let's meet up for hot chocolate and flea market trips, sounds renewing.

montague said...

oh, i want to go so bad!

Joanna said...

Such lonely, startling images. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

suzanne cabrera said...

Diana--your heartfelt post brings tears to my eyes. My thoughts are with you. I hope we can get together soon.

K.Line said...

Diana: Beautifully expressed. We're all thinking of you in this really challenging time. xo

please sir said...

Sincere thank you to all. It's been hard to write about my current situation...to even find the words. Step by step I try to wrap my head around it and appreciate all your support. I crave a real Icelandic trip one day too!

Sari said...

Greetings from Reykjavik, I hope you are well.
Thank you for a really nice blog!

turdacres said...

the images resonated with me. a sad dark time for many i think. be well.

cindy said...

i'm so very sorry you have to endure this pain, but pleased you are comfortable sharing your feelings with us here. yes, we visit please sir for the amazing artists you find, including this one, but mostly for you, diana. xo, c

jess gonacha swift said...

Oh, Iceland brings joy to my heart as well! I'm sorry to hear you've had a rough week, Diana-- it's freezing cold here, too, and I feel like Spring is going to make everything better when it finally arrives. A big virtual bear hug to you, and I'm dreaming of Iceland right there with you. :)

em said...

hang in there, things will look up soon.

Krissy said...

thinking of you my dear... hope the sun comes out soon!

(i've been dreaming of iceland for years now. one day...)

Victoria said...

Having lost a parent, I can feel your sadness, and am so sorry. Mourning is a long and bitter sweet road. Please know that the beauty you find and share here, reminds each of us of the never ending wonder and magic all around, and that helps us all to feel a bit happier and less lonely. Thank you for sharing, and be well on this journey... Spring will come again.

Jane Flanagan said...

I'm so sorry this is such a hard time for you. I want to reach out and give you a big hug.

These pictures are so beautiful. I've been in love with Iceland for many years and am actually going there this June. I can't wait.

I hope your weekend is comforting and full of love!

Jane
xx

katiecrackernuts said...

Oh hon, hope there are more things to buoy you through next week. Keep holding your ma close though.

Wendy said...

Love the photos

((HUGS))

shift said...

hope all is well--take care!

Des said...

These photographs are excellent. I've always been fascinated with Iceland's landscape ever since I saw the documentary film, "Heima."

Living wall artist said...

Those pictures are amazing. I love the horse standing by itself, freezing but enduring. I'd imagine that's what you are feeling.
Iceland looks to be a beautiful, harsh and lonely place by those pictures.. but definitely intriguing.

chelsea said...

Sending you a big hug!!!!!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

This is a tough time of year, I agree. And you are so spot on with "the uninspiring routine of work..." Hope you're feeling better.

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