8.17.2010

New Beginnings

White.

A clean slate.

A fresh start.

A new beginning.



"I want to taste and glory in each day...


...and never be afraid to experience pain; and never shut myself up in a numb core of non-feeling...


...or stop questioning and criticizing life and take the easy way out.


To learn and to think...


...to think and live...


...to live and learn...


...this always, with new insight...


...new understanding...


...new love."

-from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath



Images here

45 comments:

Little Bear Stories said...

beautiful and inspiring, this is a great way to start each day! xx

Hazel Williams said...

What a gorgeous post! I love all of the white images & the beautiful dresses. You always find such beautiful imagery!

:) Hazel

Signe said...

Very nice pictures, especially the first one :)

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Perfect... As I pack up our flat for a new beginning elsewhere...
Love the first image, balloon image and the lying under a tree swathed in white one.

Diana Mieczan said...

So inspiring...Your post always leave me with something to think about...Really love that!

Stunning images:)
Happy Tuesday,sweetie

Krystal said...

this was very inspirational and full of thought :) thanks lady

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love all of the stunning whites! You're right, white is so clean and inspirational! Love it, have the most gorgeous day, my dear! XX!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Your posts are always so inspirational! I love them!

G said...

gorgeous. x

I'maNolaGirl said...

These images were just stunning and perfectly suited for this lovely bit of wisdom!

SabinePsynopsis said...

to dream and to dare...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!

Cláudia Murakami said...

My favorite post, Poppies!! LOVE it!!
kisses!!!!! Bela.

Debby said...

Beautiful, stunning photos with a beautiful message, love it!! xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

beautiful and inspiring post!

xo

photohogger said...

Such great images! Love that one of the lady on the bike with a scarf around her head. Classic!

Have a great Tuesday Shawna!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful state of mind to be in!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

I love these pictures!!!! Hope you are having a great Tuesday! :)

Marie said...

Inspirational post and lovely images!:D

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Leah said...

Thank you for all your amazing pictures they are endlessly inspiring!

Luvs!

Trish said...

Hey there my sweet angel, how are you doing Shawna? I know what a tough week this has been for us all, it's just not the same without our big sister Lisa around, is it love? Stay close, that is what Lisa would say, stay close to each other, don't let go. I'm here for you darling - call me anytime.

This post gave me the chills, so incredibly beautiful and moving; you are so talented and full of kindness and love, and it really, really shows.

Love always to you xoxo Trishy

Jennifer said...

STUNNING!

How refreshing it is to start with a clean slate. I adore this.

Taj Acosta said...

Pretty, great inspiration dear, hope you are feeling a little better day by day. xoxo

Valerie said...

These images definitely make me feel like something new and exciting is in the air. I love wearing white for that reason as well. Cheers to new beginnings!

xo
Valerie

Kristin said...

Just lovely!!! Love the bridge picture! Have a beautiful day! xoxoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Beautiful and so inspirational! That first photo instantly put a smile on my face :)

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Just Martha said...

Great way to start the day..... Thanks

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

This post rocks! :) Plus Sylvia Plath has always been my main poet crush.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

white has been an obsession for me lately. Beautiful
New beginnings.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Carmel said...

Lovely. We have been through similar here recently. I empathise and am myself trying to look at what I have in a different light and be more grateful.
I wish you well.
Carmel

Wild and Precious said...

beautiful post!!! thank you for sharing it!

thanks for stopping by today to check out Little Blue Dear's guest post!
xo,
Wild&Precious

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Be-autiful. I *love* white. It's so clean, fresh and inspiring. If I could, everything in my apartment would be white!

MarchMusings said...

Amazing photos. How nice to be able to make a new beginning in a new town or city

Rosie said...

Ahhh...oh so pretty...once again.
Hope your enjoying these last fleeting days of summer...just came home today from a little get away with my daughter...oh so fun...
sending you a little hug...love R

Sweet Freak said...

Yay, Sylvia. Wow. "To think and live..." love it.

Ready for the day now!

Persis Shah said...

GORGEOUS. GORGEOUS. GORGEOUS....all of this post is just sooo dreamy, pristine and inspiring....im in love!!!

this free bird said...

I love the pictures, the writing, all of it. Perhaps Sylvia Plath's journals need to find their way into my hands.

Thanks for sharing. Really a thinker of a post.

xoxo,
Carrie

Cláudia Murakami said...

Thank you, sweet Poppies!!!!!!! I am happier for your words!!!
XOXO. Bela.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

How wonderful. And love the image you ended the sequence on.

Gloria said...

Love the words from the journal. These images go so perfectly with them!! :)

georgia~gigi said...

What a post Poppie Girl! I needed to hear all those beautiful words! Thank God for Grace!
Love ya
gi gi

emily said...

this is lovelyyyy! have a great new day! :) xxx

Cornflake said...

I'm reminding myself a lot at the moment to embrace each day as if it were my last - easier said than done when you have a full time job though!

Silly but true, I still can't believe I'm mortal sometimes!

Abby said...

Such wise words here! And beautiful pictures.

Bren said...

I needed this post today, even if I am reading it about a week late. Came to me at the right time. :) Gorgeous images, and reminders.

Thanks Shawna!

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty