With shimmering deadliness,
Flexible and adaptable, give way,
Fray into a panorama of mosaic lines,
Or stand on one’s own accord.
Do not hide: refract and reflect,
Intensify that which one magnifies,
Be ice, be strong in fragility,
be pierced and reformed.
Susceptible to the seasons,
thaw, reform, and crystallize,
Be clear, clarifying.
Allow yourself to be at the mercy of natural cycles,
Grow something bright in a season of death.
Speak only in the drip
of the sun. △
More to Explore
January 29, 2016
A morning at home with a simple bowl of toasted oats and nuts.
December 11, 2016
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December 17, 2016
Our interior design contributor Jennifer Rhode spends the weekend creating sweet modern architecture with her kids.
August 6, 2016
A harvest walk on the wild side with the wilderness perfume crafters of Juniper Ridge
July 6, 2016
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June 17, 2016
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February 8, 2017
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March 13, 2017
With worldly Chef Ellory heading the kitchen, seasonal ingredients shine in simple, clean food at the Café
December 6, 2016
An unfiltered, low-speed journey across Swiss peaks in words and images by Boulder photographer Jamie Kripke
December 15, 2016
More than a hundred years ago, the great-grandfather of Jaana Hjelt’s husband, Esko, opened a wool and felt boot factory in Lankilankoski, Finland, where the Ostrobothnian winters are freezing cold.
September 15, 2016
Savor harvest flavors well into winter by preserving the simple traditions and the sweetest fruits of alpine summer.
June 12, 2016
Home-smoked fish alongside woodsy fiddlehead ferns
March 3, 2017
“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe (1865–1950), interior designer, United States Surrounding yourself with delightful everyday objects you love makes everyday life more beautiful. Items you look at and touch all of the time carry significance in creating life’s simple pleasures. Both form and function …
November 19, 2016
A conversation with Alexandra Gove—collector of beautiful moments and things—about slowing down and being hygge in the present… like the Danish do.
October 19, 2016
An uplifting conversation with the founder of the Boston-based outdoor garment label Alps & Meters
May 29, 2016
Chef Virgilio Martínez-Vélez of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, harvests his rare ingredients high up in the Andes
June 18, 2016
A deliciously bittersweet cold-drip coffee cocktail
September 18, 2016
Using skills derived from the ancient craft of samurai sword-making, a blacksmith in the Japan Alps makes knives so delicate and dangerous they turn chopping into an artful act of passion.
June 12, 2016
Wilderness to table: Serve what nature offers where you are
July 31, 2016
Summit Powder Mountain in Utah is a visionary colony of cabins designed by emerging Slovenian architect Srđan Nađ