Keep an Eye Open

Keep an Eye Open

Feeling like Harriet the Spy these days… wanting to learn everything, see everything, and write down everything…

But what good is it if you don’t put beauty back into this world??!

I’ve been blogging for a better part of over a decade now… I’ve had many different blogs from blogspot to tumblr to WordPress… but this one was the first one I actually purchased the domain name too… not everyone understands blogging… and I am no pro… but I know the power in word … they are, after all, how we learn.

If I could offer any advice to anyone it would be that… life is a weird mother fucker… but if you play your cards right… and keep an eye open… you’ll find the beauty in EVERY hand you are dealt. Baby… know when to hold them… and when to fold them… and pray for the courage and wisdom to know the difference.

Be love… and you’ll attract love. And NEVER stop learning. That is all.

Loosen thy Pen.

Writing. God. The writing.

The exchange of words. The words. Nothing makes me feel more alive than writing.

When I was in college I took a couple creative writing classes. I debated on minoring in creative writing or printmaking but ended up doing neither… mostly because a single class was nearly 4 grand at SCAD. But really I was just a little chicken nugget and didn’t want to pay it back…

I’m still paying back what I have accrued.

But… the lessons I learned in my days in art school has served me well…

Ps. I’m finally writing my book…

Mercury in Retrograde.

The Tivoli River by Kelly Walden of the Walden Moon

Ah-ha…MERCURY, you sneaky one….no wonder I’ve felt so off leading up until today. Mercury is in retrograde and is to blame…and it’ll be in retrograde until October 9th. Time to turn inward.

Mercury is the planet that governs things like thinking, communication skills, and writing. It also happens to be the planet that rules Virgo and Gemini. Being a Virgo myself…I tend to want to know everything and I think way too much. Sometimes I get so lost in thinking that I create more problems than there really are…So be mindful of that when you start to reflect inward..

Being that Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun…it orbits the fastest around the Sun…so fast, that around three times per year, it appears to be moving backwards, or as they call it…retrograde. From September 17th, 2015 until October 9th, 2015 Mercury will be in retrograde…this means LOOK INWARD.

This is a time to reflect on life…to think about what’s ahead….but chill. This is NOT the time to make big decisions (wait at least two weeks after the retrograde is over before making decisions you think about during this time)….this is a time to think…plan…but sit…and sit…and sit with yourself and evaluate your life. Think about what has come and what has passed. Ask yourself big questions…questions you haven’t asked yourself before…questions you are afraid of asking yourself…

This is the time for…reading this:

“I want to watch the blue mist of the night come on,

The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,

The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,

And the moon rise and turn them silver.

I shall see the springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;

And when old winter puts his blank face to the glass,

I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,

And build me stately palaces of candlelight”

– Charles Baudelaire, translation from Landscape, Flowers of Evil

NOW is the time…to build your stately palaces of candlelight…don’t even wait for winter to get here…from the feel of it, AUTUMN is going to be a chilly one…and with Mercury in retrograde, WE need a little candlelight..

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. That photograph was from today…it’s the Tivoli river that runs along my neighborhood…I was headed to pick up Ava from dance and saw the sky and made a short stop to the public dock for a little photo-op.

P.S.S. MOM and DAD….hurry up and move back down south so you can kick the renters out of your house and settle back in…because I’d really love to walk on YOUR dock whenever I want…instead of the public one…I mean really! 🙂