I have, for months and months, and maybe even longer, been thinking about changing the title of this blog. Which, if you read the description of how I originally came up with the title for the blog, you may think is ironic. Thinking thinking thinking, mulling mulling mulling. It goes something like that. But, life moves, and so do we. Change can be scary, but also really good.
I need to make it fresh, to enliven it. Or maybe I need this as an excuse to enliven myself. Either way, I’ve been thinking about other titles for a long time. Nothing seemed to fit, until recently, when I came across a quote, it’s actually on my inspirations page of this blog, and was suddenly, another irony, inspired.
The quote, “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” ~ William Wordsworth
This means a lot to me. I have this little mantra, or life philosophy, or whatever you want to call it, made up of four words. Kindness, joy, hope, love. The quote by Wordsworth incorporates all of those things. It is hopeful, speaks to kindest and love, and references joy.
It’s my goal in life to see into things. Not just look at, look past, look forward to, but to see. I want to notice life, pay attention, soak it up. I think my love of the arts and nature and people comes from this place. My hopeful nature and smiles for people I know and don’t know also come from this place. I feel like I’ve always known what was really important in life. I’ve been lucky in that. Some of the circumstances through my life to this point have just sort of put an exclamation point on it, but I’ve always known.
And the truth is, this is going to sound familiar to anyone who has read anything I’ve ever written here, that the only things that matter in life are the people we love and who love us and the experiences we have with them. Period. The end. Drop the mike.
So, in that vein, taking the focus off of my head, and what’s inside it (speaking to the current title of the blog), I thought I’d change to something that speaks to all of it, the inner and outer worlds. Something that inspires hope and connection.
Something like, The Life of Things. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feelin’ good.”
I believe, since I’m not changing the URL, that your subscriptions and follows will all still work. Here’s hoping that’s true.