surrounding yourself with beauty?

I have been thinking a lot about the idea that life is about richness and fullness. There are so many ways to interpret the concept of ‘life in fullness’, and of course it starts with family and friends and moments with the people you love.

I am also trying to work out how much it relates to the places and spaces we live in.

Part of my concern in ascribing to the concept is that often richness and fullness are equated with ‘things’ and acquiring more ‘things’, and I don’t want to be about that, and I certainly don’t want to advocate for that.  But I am discovering that there is also something very nurturing and enriching about surrounding yourself with objects that emanate peace and beauty.  And therefore  filling your life with beauty and richness.

Theologically there are lots of implications, which is also part of what I’m working through.

A friend recently lent me a copy of Sibella Court’s ‘Etcetera: creating beautiful interiors with the things you love‘ and I have loved flipping through her photos and explanations for why she creates particular spaces and the importance of personal treasures to make a space beautiful.   Below is a photo from her store which is opening in Sydney soon, it gives you a little taste of why I like the way she thinks!

And this divine photo from simple bluprint inspires me, makes me sigh with happiness, encourages me towards creativity and makes me wonder at its beauty.  Surely these are all good things?

So lots to think about (and lots to gaze at lovingly!).

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