December 4, 2008

up, down, all around
Looking down and up, as I wait for friends at Brand Park

As things start to get rushed and I start to get frazzled this season, I am trying to remember that I can press pause any time.

Yesterday, I sat in an empty park and spent 5 minutes watching the world around me. It was so calming and uplifting. I wondered why I hadn’t done it sooner.

Moments like those, I think, will be my saving grace.


  1. wendy says:

    I wish I could have met you at the park & this is a good lesson to remember.

  2. rama says:

    mine too. thanks for reminding me.

  3. rama says:

    p.s., i love your feet.

  4. Irit says:

    Christine, as always, you have moved me to tears.

    Your concise musings say so much, and sum up my feelings exactly.

    I wish you and your family a wonderful new year, full of joy and creativity.

    By the way, maybe you can publish a book containing your short posts and lovely accompanying photos. I would certainly buy it. :-)

  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

  • 5-Minute Crush
  • Baby Mama
  • Crafterrific
  • Field Trip
  • Good People
  • Good Things
  • Home Life
  • I Spy
  • Kitchenista
  • Newsflash
  • Shutterbug
  • Sketchbook
  • Special Delivery
  • Today
  • Worker Bee