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When the light is at its softest, it casts its longest and deepest shadows. I love the light, its warmth and its magic, its power and its life… but again and again I am drawn back to the shadow. The soft light of dawn breaking through the darkness, creating patterns on the earth with the shadows of everything that grows there. As if a slow breath of air, brings it all back to life.

At the end of the day, the light slowly seeps out of the air and shadows become longer as the light disappears. Slowly, slowly and then all at once. It’s beautiful to watch. Knowing that soon it will change again. Darkness is only ever temporary. As is light. It comes. It goes. It changes. Always.

The pursuit of happiness is perhaps the greatest adventure of all. To learn to let go of pain and expectations and to live right here, in the very moment you are in, is perhaps one of the greatest tests of our modern world. But the greatest challenges have the greatest rewards. The liberation to have the time to listen to yourself is a powerful thing. The time to see both the light and the shadow. The time to watch it change. There is great beauty in the darkness, because it’s always fleeting. As the light moves, so do the shadows. In both the day and the heart…


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  • February 20, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Daniela - your daughter is so nice and i love the way you write to and about her.
    i love this quality that she seems to have, to be so gentle and wild at the same time.
    and happy.
    wish you lots of luck to both of you!ReplyCancel

  • February 20, 2014 - 6:14 pm

    Emma - Lovely heart felt words like you say it can be hard to remenber to be in.the here and now in this rat race of a world. I like to chill and enjoy the silence sometimes and watch dusk happening outside this is a rare treat with two full of life and little boys in the house. Thanks for sharing love your blog. EmsReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2014 - 7:31 am

    Alicia - Just had a look at the new blog, Sash. Common Threads Collaboration is wonderful! Uplifting and truly gorgeous contributions! It is really really nice! x AlicjaReplyCancel

    • February 23, 2014 - 8:34 pm

      Sash - Thanks Alicja 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Krystal - Beautifully written and your photos are captivating.ReplyCancel

    • February 23, 2014 - 8:34 pm

      Sash - Thanks so much Krystal 🙂ReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Sam - Bo is just devastatingly beautiful, isn’t she? Those eyes.ReplyCancel

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