Monday, October 8

incense burning*

incense burning, canon digital rebel xti

I have some cool things to share about my girly weekend but I am taking time to marinate in it all today as I walk around to pick up the remnants of our sweet time together.

One thing I will share is that I burned almost a whole box of incense while Boho Boy was gone. Burning incense used to be an integral part of my every day until I met him. As much as he digs the smell and the energy, he's allergic to it. Well, at least we haven't found one that doesn't send him into a fit of stuffed noses and headaches. A small thing for me to let go of for such an amazing guy.

Although, this weekend as the nag champa floated around my home I found myself reconnecting with a part of me that is very sacred. Something I can relish in during our times apart. Rather than it being a part of my every day, it can now be a ritual to reinforce my belief that I am not just a part of a couple but also very much an individual.

side note: For those of you that missed it the first time around, the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer is airing again tonight on the Discovery Health Channel at 8 PM ET/PT and will repeat itself at 11 PM ET/PT. I have her book and am devouring it.


Blogger Vanessa said...

what a simple, wonderful statement.
i echo it here...

October 8, 2007 at 1:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about Crazy Sexy Cancer... I've been wanting to see it. I have to work tonight, but I scheduled it to record!

And YAY for you and a relaxing girly weekend where you got reconnected with some of your individual loves.

October 8, 2007 at 2:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the note about Crazy Sexy Cancer! i've been wanting to see it & tonight i will be tuning in, thanks to *you*.

peace, gem

October 8, 2007 at 3:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Georgia said...

Mmmmm.... Nag Champa is divine.


October 8, 2007 at 3:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

mmmm.... this is beautiful honey. i so agree with honoring your individuality as you honor your relationship with your love. xoxo

October 8, 2007 at 3:44:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That photo is stunning!

October 8, 2007 at 4:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

it's thanksgiving monday here north of the border.
i'm counting you among my blessing, my love.
thank you for this gorgeous photo and beautiful reminder.

October 8, 2007 at 6:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger bee said...

oooh. this post FEELS so good.

i am sitting in the office part of my bedroom...my salt lamp is glowing...i am burning herbs and sage...around me is art and plants and a string of elephants from india...i am wrapped in this beautiful green shawl that a grandmother knitted for me...this post was reading food for my soul.(i get in certain moods where i feel like reading something that nourishes and speaks to me on a variety of different levels.)

you are such a wonderful sister-spirit, to so many of us.

i don't have television but i will look for an online copy of that documentary (...?)

i hope you sleep well.

October 8, 2007 at 6:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Deirdre said...

I also have to wait until my sweetie has left the house to burn incense and sage. He's got horrible allergies. I forget how much I like the rich scents. Thanks for the reminder.

October 8, 2007 at 8:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lianne said...

I think it is really important for us to develop rituals in celebration of our lives. I think it is wonderful that you have such a gentle and beautiful man by your side. Goodness knows you deserve it and every other good thing.

Thank you for brightening up our lives... well, my life. :)

October 9, 2007 at 7:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mccabe said...

i love the connection and theme here.....
and how you gracefully tied them together.


love you
mccabe x

ps i will have to show this to t-she will love your idea of ritual with the incense. ;)

October 9, 2007 at 8:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger daisies said...

beautiful photo and so important i think to honor your self as an individual as well as part of a couple :) mmmmm incense is a huge part of our daily routine and am thankful that with all my allergies that is not one of them :) xoxo

we don't have discovery health but am looking forward to seeing it at the end of october on tlc, well obtaining a recorded version from a friend anyway as i don't have cable :)

October 9, 2007 at 9:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger kelly barton art + design said...

that is part of my everyday....i bit of nagchampa in the studio. my kids all burn it too. just tonight gabe smelled his shirt and was happy it smelled of incense.

October 9, 2007 at 5:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh this photograph is just breathtaking. What a talent you are darling.
Love you

October 11, 2007 at 2:37:00 AM PDT  
Blogger madelyn said...

I love nag champa and also
just discovered a lovely woman
on etsy who makes delicious
soft natureal incense - she
made it because she is also
allergic to it:)
Perhaps your man will be able to
enjoy hers?

Incense burning is such a lovely way
to centre the mind and spirit -
and time alone is invigorating -
brings a new sense of energy and
care to our loved ones when we

October 11, 2007 at 1:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger madelyn said...

Here is the link for the incense -
It is incredibly reasonable as well -
i bought this particular one -
it is quite natural:)


October 11, 2007 at 1:45:00 PM PDT  

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