The first week of November sings a special song; A lilty,whimsical tune that shines light in the air and love to the heart. This song brings the rhythm of all things good… of family, of gathering… of doing for others instead of oneself… of reflection.
Dear friends, it’s time for the slow down. Holidays officially come after Halloween… ready or not… like clockwork, your body wakes after the hallows of Oct 31st… and suddenly, a most particular vibe is amongst us. November’s first day’s sun may still shine bright, but her winds deliver the beginnings of winter’s messages. While still a mere soft whisper, it ruffles our innate instinct to start the gathering inward. Spending our shorter days in light wisely, we bring our creativity inside…. and the inward thinking and nesting for the cold months to come begin.
This particular month carries thoughts of finding an old cabin in the woods and filling it with loved ones. A place where TVs are absent, phones are turned off, and cameras that aren’t instant are brought out to capture the hazy emotions of warmth, of home. Fathers splitting wood, babies laughing aloud to crazy Aunts’ antics, and you… you sit and take it all in. Feeling blessed to be part of such a crazy beautiful group of individuals, seeing parts of yourself in each family member, yet so standalone in your very own individual self.
Soak up every moment of this month’s light of glow. Inhale to sweet smells of wood burning fireplaces and home roasted meals. Dance with the sounds of laughter and peaceful togetherness. This month we honor what we are most thankful for… each day, every day, show your thanks to those you love, and those you have yet to know.
Photography: Annie Edmonds
Hair and Makeup: Emily Nickrent
Model: Delany @ Ford