i have been thinking about inner oceans, and unmapped country a lot lately and missing that first traveler on the map of my heart, my mother. tomorrow is my birthday, perhaps that is why i cannot quit the vision of her carrying me the days before july 4th, 1973.
also stirring are images of the colors of the seventies swirling through my earliest birthday celebrations. memories always tinged with bursts of yellow and orange. maybe the memory of these colors actually comes from the warm heat and glow that surrounds my heart when i think of her, and the deep impression she's left on my life.
i am so excited about all that year 34 holds for me! wherever this year takes me, i know she'll be with me, held fast to the map of my heart.
i've postponed launching my july line until this friday, i need a few more days to tie up loose ends. and i need a nice long break to eat cake and go canoeing with ollie and c!
only 3 more days left to snap something from june} pretty little.
hope the sky just bursts with glorious fireworks for you all tomorrow! i love fireworks!
p.s. look for a post over at second storie tonight!