Thursday, January 17, 2013

music | balmorhea

Music, for me, is the key that unlocks the door to my subconscious.  There is nothing more influential to my mood, my creativity, my sanity than music.  Here lately, I've been extremely drawn to the beautiful arrangements composed by a group based out of Austin, Texas : Balmorhea.  I first learned about them after watching this Kinfolk video and immediately fell in love.  What I enjoy most about their music is the texture of their sound.  Multi layers of classical instruments such as the cello and violin, interwoven with that of the electric bass and guitar, create such a masterpiece that shows the quality and brilliance of its creators.  So for those of you who join me now, to add a little more mood to the ambience, simply listen below.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013's word of the year : celebrate


It is already half way through January.  Can you believe it?!  And only now have I been able to truly sit down and share with you my word for 2013:  c e l e b r a t e.

Last year was a difficult one.  I know there are many of you out there who would agree with me.  But I won't go into those times right now.  Instead, despite all the hardship, frustrations, disappointments, loneliness, and grief of 2012, I choose now to celebrate the fact I survived.  I look around and see times are changing and rapidly.  This year I want to celebrate friendship, family, and the beauty that this life, this world, has to offer if only I would slow down enough to see it, and embrace it.  I'm putting on my rose-tinted glasses and welcoming the sunshine!

And how about you?  What is YOUR word for 2013?