Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Meaning Makers

Carmi from
as our theme this week.

This theme literally speaks
 to what's happening in my life. 
(probably your life as well)

Please enjoy my perception of
 it arrives from a place very long ago 

Where I cherish bringing spirit and magic throughout our family traditions

I won't count the number of Christmas trees I've decorated so far in my life, just know this is a repetitive thing I do.

Let's roll out our inspirations!

This may be mostly repetitive, but there are changes too.

and as Thomas Moore quoted

"To live with a high degree of artfulness
 means to attend to the small things 
that keep the soul engaged
 in whatever we are doing,
 and it is the very heart of soul-making."

The meeting (and shaking hands) of one painted nutcracker to a newly constructed nutcracker ready for paint.


"We can only see half of anything.
The other half is the meaning 
we give to anything we see."

The meaning these charming memory makers offer
are memories of yesterday, very long ago.

"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all.
There is only the meaning we all give to our lives,
an individual meaning."
Anais Nin

I love sharing 
My very own meaning.

"It is the nature of things to be drawn
to the very experiences
that will spoil our innocence
transform our lives
and give us necessary complexity and depth."
Thomas Moore

"Off to the paint shop Nutcracker?"

"Usually, the main problem with life conundrums
 is that we don't bring to them enough imagination."
Thomas Moore

"The world is full of magic things, 
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
W.B. Yeats

"If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!
Shel Silverstein

"Anything is possible. Anything can be."

Take good care of you
and I'm wishing happy decorating and festivity making for all!
Thanks for sharing this time with me and saying hello.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

The elves dress smartly this time of year.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all the cute elves and pretty decorations. I enjoy seeing them, all my decorations were left back in Md.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

photodoug said...

Karen, Elves are cool. Thanks for sharing.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your colourful repetition.

RedPat said...

I haven't started decorating yet!

Cloudia said...

You are a wise and beautiful soul who heals mine. thanks Karen

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

You made a smile in me, thanks !

Gilly said...

Love all your elves - I bet they are busy this time of the year!!

kaykuala said...

The elves seem to have a way of making themselves look so adorable despite being referred to as a mischievous little being sometimes


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super 'repetitive' post Karen ☺ I agree, the world is full of magic things.. we just have to keep open to them!

Jeanie said...

Your elves, nutcrackers and German figures -- they just make me feel all merry!

Debbie said...

you've got some great elves and nutcrackers!! fun stuff for christmas decor, matching your fun spirit!!!

Bob Scotney said...

Our Christmas decorations have been pulled out of storage today but none can match your delightful elves. If you have made all these yourself then you have a marvellous talent.