May 25th, 2006
what cycle are you?

i like how my friend Pixie referred to herself as being on “low tumble cycle” lately. for me this feels like being quiet, having few words, a time of taking in, instead of putting out, moving my body, organising, purging, preparing for a new phase.
yesterday we rode our bikes thirty miles in the californian countryside, beautiful hills in the background, riding beside rows and rows of olive trees (crushed olives having stained the road black), fruit orchards, and wheat fields (I am in love with the sound of dry wheat). later we enjoyed an amazing meal of purple asperagus, corn on the cob, new potatoes and organic barbequed chicken. food tastes so much better after a day spent outside moving the body. the perfect end of the day was spotting two white owls high up in a tree in our backyard. I am still smiling from it.

May 25 2006
2:47 pm
mia writes:

that sounds beautiful. just the kind of “country” i love. where in ca was this?

May 25 2006
4:08 pm
Michele writes:

Sounds so beautiful and the owls! One of my favorite activities is riding bikes with my husband. Your dinner sounds heavenly.

May 25 2006
11:25 pm
Maryann writes:

hehehe, i guess i’m in the “fluff” cycle right now–not accomplishing very much of anything significant, but at least still moving. :)
thanks for sharing, as always!

May 26 2006
12:14 am
bohemian girl writes:

what a perfect day.
yes…food does taste yummy and makes my belly happy after working the body in nature all day. we’re going camping for a week in Big Sur soon and i cannot wait to feel such things.

May 26 2006
3:11 am
Thea writes:

I am pretty wet – the dryer has just set off to try to dry me:)
I was experiencing this feeling this past weekend-each meal we ater after our hard labor of cleaning out behind our back fence tasted sooooo good.

May 26 2006
12:55 pm
Gidget~Gossip writes:

Hi Keri, your meal sounds delicious. My stomach is a bit empty at the moment and now I’m craving BBQ chicken and corn on the cob!
As far as cycles go I would have to say, I just came from the spin cycle and require a much needed gentle cycle. Infused with some lovely, calming scents.
Enjoy your California days sweet girl.

May 26 2006
12:59 pm
Swirly writes:


May 27 2006
9:11 pm
paradise writes:

what a lovely day.
i agree, food does taste better after having moved the body.
i’ve never come across white owls. to this day, it’s on my to-see list!

May 28 2006
3:10 pm
my pink sky writes:

…come see how i gave one of your books as a gift!…thanks so much for so much inspiration always :)

May 28 2006
9:27 pm
jill writes:

your day sounds simply blissful and i would so much love to try purple asparagus!

Jun 1 2006
7:33 am
Soo writes:

Hi Keri, I really love your blog and your work and the things you say. I’d read it a few months back when I was just starting out as an illustrator and it helped me a lot! I lost your link and have been looking for a few days and just stumbled upon it. I can’t tell you how good that makes m feel! :) do carry on doing what you’re doing, it feels great that I can connect with someone somewhere!

Jun 1 2006
10:55 am
beeb writes:

Ditto to mia’s comment… where is this?
It sounds amazing!

Jun 1 2006
11:41 pm
pixie writes:

mmmm-i LOVE and devour your descriptions of food and the natural world. you have a real gift this way! i could hear the dry wheat whiskering in the breeze….
i absolutely adore you and am so inspired by you.

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