Tuesday, January 31

what would you say

this past weekend it was if spring announced it is arrival and although there is thin layer of snow as i type this from a cafe i am beginning to wonder if spring is possible so soon.  k, the dogs and i went for a walk at a conservancy on saturday the weather was incredibly beautiful, sweater and hats were soon wrapped around our waist and stuffed in our pockets.  i have this goal to see an owl, so we looked at trees with holes that made for great nesting spots so that we could return at dusk in hopes to catch a view of them. the weekend was a mix cleaning all the animals areas, baking bread, reading quietly the lovely new kinfolk magazine, watching movies and going to the theatre. at home we watched "another earth" i liked it, maybe it was the farm house and it's furnishings, maybe it was how beautiful it would be to see a planet from my window or the loveliness of the actress. in the movie a questions was asked. " what would you say to yourself if you met you on another planet" immediately thought 'it is not your fault" then later letting the question linger in my thoughts  i would say to her, me, live .

what would you say to yourself?


25 comments:

tj said...

...At this moment a gazillion things ran thru my mind but the one that keeps coming back is, "it is what it is". Life. Embrace it for what it is at this very moment. Love it for all its shortcomings, faults, triumphs, hurt, dreams shattered and dreams yet to be seen.

...I read your post recently regarding the absence of children in your life, I didn't respond because a flood of emotions came at me. I too am childless, not by choice. It is a void that only those afflicted know. It runs deep and it always aches. I don't know what else to say that you don't know already except that there are many like us out there and we know. We understand. We're here.

...That is all for now with the exception of repeating myself regarding the beauty that is your photos. I just love 'em and thank you for sharing 'em. :o)

...Blessings

Daniella said...

I'm not sure what I would say! I think i'd be stuck with a mix of emotions, confusion definitely! How weird would that be? I'll have to watch this film some time.

Lovely photos as always... and isn't the new kinfolk great!

bigBANG studio said...

Hi darling Nadia! Waaaay overdue visiting around these parts, but HOLY SMOKES, lady, you're been up to some amazing walks with camera in tow. These shots are delicious- and so glad you've gotten your hands on a Kinfolk Magazine! I'll have another article in the next issue.

Sending you big hugs. xoxo

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Beautiful photos as usual! I suppose it would depend on how I feel at that given time, I am unsure about what I would say...Live...probably sums it up though. Sharon

Juliana said...

Live. More specifically: don't worry as much, take more chances, be braver.

Caroline said...

Your words are gorgeous. And your photos are beautiful.

country girl said...

Such beautiful pictures! They are glowing!
I think I would tell the other me..."Live in gratitude and enjoy."

xoxo

jora said...

I recently found your blog through Stephmodo and I am enjoying it immensely. I love your photos and your thoughts. I have serious Vermont farm life envy..... I have actually been researching real estate there because of your blog! ;-)

onesilentwinter said...

dear Jora, thank you for your kind words. i have to tell you that if you are looking for a farm or a home with land, vermont is full of them at the moment- some so dreamy. i would be ahppy to send you real estate magazines if you want something to leaf through!

Imagine you will fly... said...

... if I would meet her/me on a parallel universe ... I would be so startled I'd cover my mouth with both of my hands and stare ... for a while ... then, I would spread my arms and she/me would do the same ... and with a smile and a tear we would give each other a BIG HUG!
... no words.

Patrice A. said...

dear you,
I am asking that same question myself
for an other reason
and other questions like
would I like me?
would we became friends?
I think I would not say that much
just spread my arms and hold me

I just recently found you
and love what I see and read
enjoying it from a distance

j said...

I'd probably just smile and say relax, have fun.

My tip for tracking an owl is to find a place thick with evergreens and stay put. When dusk falls cup your mouth and imitate the call of a Great Horned Owl. It sounds crazy but I've had many conversations with owls that way. Keep a sharp eye out for when they get close enough to see that you are not an owl, they quickly become silent! Yeah, I'm that crazy lady in the woods. :)

onesilentwinter said...

thanks J- i am going to try that- so evergreens is the key- thank you!

Kristin said...

I would say to myself:

Enjoy every day, every minute. The time passes too quickly.

judith said...

I just wanted to thank you so much for your writing and your beautiful photographs. I appreciate your depth of sharing and your insights. I too love being rural and am grateful for the incredible solace it brings.

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

wow that last photo with the glare... it's so beautiful nadia. and it looks like the bread turned out wonderfully. yum.

Kaylovesvintage said...

fresh bread and kinfolk that sounds wonderful

elisvermeulen said...

Gorgous shots.
and not sure what I would say to me. I will perhaps make tea and bread, or take me to sit on a high dune somewhere and ask if she remembers.

Erica said...

I would tell myself to lighten up. I've been too stressed and worried lately...thank you for the reminder that I need to put an end to that nonsense.

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Your photographs are beautiful.
If I met myself I would say, "you are alive and well, you love and are loved."

Diane.

Melanie said...

Your photos are making me so homesick for my parent's country home where I grew up.

Anonymous said...

"...bienvenue! I knew you would be here one day!...Welcome home, as you have been making your home wherever you have been!"-

I've only recently discovered your blog, but I've been checking in daily every since :)...Interesting and inspiring...Bonjour from the Swiss Alps (home at the moment!)

Nicole Franzen// La Buena Vida said...

love these shots :)

Tash said...

I would tell myself to live in each moment, that life is as fragile as they say..

We crossed the border into Stowe last weekend for the day. A much needed pause and some fresh mountain air. I thought of you, I thought how closeby you were and how it would be nice to visit you next time. We picked up real estate booklets and we look them over while we eat dinner every night and dream a little. We aren't familiar with all of VT but if you have any suggestions Nadia, I would appreciate it. Living out our dreams has become very important to us.

Its funny I was just telling J that I haven't seen an owl in nature. I have only seen one in my dreams.

xx

Tash said...

PS: Your photos are incredible xx