What a difference a view makes.
Granted, the view may still be more "boxy" than I'd like; I have a mountain of stuff I don't really need; and not having an internet connection at home for the first time in... 10 years? is a bit rough.
But, I cook my own meals with my own food and I go for powerwalks with JFC and hit up the library and coffeeshop when necessary. There is even supposed to be a knitting meet up a few blocks away, but I am not sure if it is canceled for summer--I seem to keep missing the knitters. [Still need a buyer for my Lendrum, if you know of anyone local to Phoenix--I've posted to the local board on ravelry and a CL post is forthcoming.]
I'm actually working on a new essay. And next year's applications are in the brainstorm pile.
Also, the hush hush writing project from the Spring is finally in print: Venuszine: Girl's Guide to BBQ The print version is supposedly lovely, three pages with pics, but I haven't found a copy yet. If you see one, let me know how it looks!
The mood, as they say, has shifted (with the sun). Here are a couple of pictures from yesterday's solstice at the Central Library. The top floor was designed specifically for solar noon on the summer solstice: the side walls light up and the candlestick columns get direct light from above, causing them to glow (like candles).
hitting a crystal to open a door, just the subtle beauty of light
moving through a space."