Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Breath of Fresh Air

Dear Friends, (old and new but always cherished)

In these turbulent times I feel an inkling of hope. Yes, I do feel uncomfortable with the uncertain events that continue to unfold daily, and no doubt it will be a long time before we see all the repercussions. But I believe it is in these times that we re-evaluate what is true and important to us. As the dust settles and the air becomes clear we will take a breath of fresh air and know that we are stronger for the struggle just as the new life that struggles out from the cocoon flourishes into a beautiful butterfly. We will be more resilient, more creative and more compassionate.

I think of my grandmother, who lived through the 30's, trying to maintain a household and be a good wife and mother. Even though I never knew her I feel that I have a connection to her through history because we are traveling in similar times. She became adept at re-purposing mundane objects. Flour sacks were fashioned into play dresses for my mom and aunties. Recycling, I believe is the new term.

I want to embrace the challenges in a positive way. Enjoying simple pleasures that have been lost in this era of globalization. Bringing new ideas on how we entertain, decorate and develop relationships. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and perhaps you with me.

Yes, breathe in the fresh air and let the butterfly in you soar.

The Paper Butterfly

Breath of Fresh Air

As the year