You cannot liberate me, I can only liberate myself.
~ Dalai Lama
If legend is to believed, during the Battle of Bannockburn, such a sight was a symbol of hope and the cause of renewed energy for William Wallace and forces. The saltire, flag of Scotland, the word based on the Latin ‘saltare,’ meaning ‘to dance.’ Oh yes Scotland, I would dance for you.
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The bravest woman on Earth.
Today is Women’s Day- a good day to celebrate this incredible young woman.
Malala’s story is amazing.
Camper Van, Somerset, England
photo via anna
One glance at this photo and the images in my head are multiplying, one on top of the other of the south coast of England, the smell of the sea, a cup of tea on the dash and music for the open road….
I appear to have been born that age and am only becoming more so. It’s chief advantage is that it’s soooo liberating…
I have always wanted to take to the road with something like this. I think we’ve forgotten with our concrete and chrome modernity how much we long for rest for our eyes, the glow of gentle light and the warmth of wood. Simple things soothe; nature all around, a nice meal, a good book, a chat with a friend. This caravan seems to belong to those things, to a less complicated life that’s in stark contrast to how most of us live now.
These lovely photos come from a revelation of a blog, what a surprise it was. It’s the work of Christine Alvarado, maker of quirky, beautiful dolls. Her skill is exceptional and the dolls can easily be described as art. She references a book called, “Les Roulottes,” by Jeane Bayol, a French interior designer that provided inspiration for Christine. Jeane sells and reconstructs gypsy caravans in the heart of Provence and the photos are credited to Jeane’s gorgeous book.
For more information:
Christine Alvarado’s blog is called Du Buh Designs:
Jeane Bayol’s website: http://www.les-verdines.com/index.htm
An invitation to be bold, to seek colour and light in your experiences or simply to surround yourself with it.
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A gypsy caravan. Do those words resonate with you as they do with me? Well, wait for the rest because there’s more. For the free of spirit this is going to make you sigh with restless longing…
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You might look at this and see a pleasant sky, the sun diffuse behind the clouds and the dark silhouettes of birds in formation. If you are me and you look at this you see hope, a fresh start, a new beginning. You see yourself embarking on a journey without a safety net, you know not exactly where you’ll end up but that’s okay. You feel hopeful, free and ready to spread your wings. You’re flying. Or, you might just see some birds.