Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A place to catch my fleeting thoughts...

"When, at rare intervals, some thought visits one, as perchance he is walking on a railroad, then indeed the cars go by without his hearing them. But soon, by some inexorable law, our life goes by and the cars return."
-Henry David Thoreau-
I really like Henry David Thoreau's writings. This came from his essays on nature and is titled "Walking". I take this quote to basically mean that as people, we should take note of everything. If you like something that you see, take a picture of it. If you have an idea, or a creative thought, write it down. Our thoughts are fleeting and things will move on. I have been journaling since I was a junior in college. I probably have 8-10 journals that I have filled. They are filled with everything from my deepest thoughts to passing ideas for craft projects. Last week I filled another one. I started to journal in a lab notebook my husband had lying around the back office. The other day I finally embellished it. I used some left over scrapbook paper, some stamps, and some charms. I also added some wire and beading to the spine just for fun. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with motherhood in general lately so I decided to add the quotes from the mom's group I had attended last fall. One of the coordinators of the group had printed out a bunch of different scripture quotes that we could use as meditation, I aged them and put them on the journal. I find them peaceful and quieting to read and look at. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week: if you are in an area that needs more rain I hope what we have gotten here in North Central Ohio the last several days comes your way. Even though it is late, I am going to try to finish my bunny project for my friend Jan tonight. I want to mail it out this week! Cassie


Guendalina said...

I love your embellished journal! Wow, so creative :). Have a great day!

Michelle said...

This is a wonderful idea- to journal not just the bigger events, ideas, or moments, but even the fleeting ones. I will take this to heart!