Writer’s block, maybe?  I’m not sure.  These past couple of weeks have been really difficult, if I am honest with myself and all of you.  I have certainly not felt my best and still am fighting a bit of this ugly sick that keeps trying to linger around.  Somewhere, in the midst of this I have lost some inspiration.  Tis sad, but true.  I am searching for inspiration and coming up short.  I even thought, today perhaps, I shall find a beautiful picture of somewhere I’d like to be and for some reason nothing looks enticing.  That’s pretty sad.  Inspiration will return, it always does.  And better days are to come, I know this for sure.

So today, I’ve chosen a lovely chandelier.  A nice rainbowy (yes, rainbowy is a word, at least in my dictionary) one because I need a little bit of rainbow today (rainbows are a sign of promise, you see).  Many of you know, I love beautiful chandeliers but today I’ve chosen this not only for a bit of pretty but because to me this represents light.  And I’m needing a little bit of that.  Even when these beauties are dimmed or even turned off they still illuminate light and they still shine and sparkle.  And I do believe that in all of us there is light and there is a shimmer even when things seem utterly dull and dark.  Sometimes, it just takes the remembering and the knowing.  The believing that if I just turn the switch the light will come on.  I’m turning the switch on today and I’m looking for that little shimmer of light, the glow that I know is there.   And I hope that if any of you are feeling a bit in the dark, like me, that you will look for the light too.  A very bright and rainbowy one, indeed.
{image via Flickr}


  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 1:06pm

    Trina, I feel ya! this weekend when I was researching inspiration for posts, i too was not being inspired…I have been having allergies all week and am so stressed about my home, (closing date 1 week from today) and designing my kitchen and bath… then work. then I also feel bad that I haven’t been able to read and comment much on my favorite blogs…. I think I need to step back and breathe and then it will come into focus. I hope you are feeling better soon and the inspiration begins to flow.
    Have a wonderful monday, and remember it will come!

  • Laura Trevey
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 1:19pm

    Everyone needs a rainbow :)

  • vicki archer
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 1:35pm

    The light is always there Trina and the inspiration will come – sometimes we all need to take a break, whether willingly or not. Take care and I wish you the very brightest of days, xv.

  • Miz.November
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 2:42pm

    Reminds me of the song we used to sing in Sunday school. “This little light of mine. I’m gonna let it shine…” Don’t worry girl, your light will get stoked again.

  • Trina
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 3:57pm

    “Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.” Emily Dickenson. I’ve always loved that quote – and her.

  • A-M
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 4:15pm

    I hear you Trina. I have been really sick for 8 weeks and battling to be a Mum and still run the house (and build the other house!). All I can say is be kind to yourself and nurture. I hope you are feeling better soon. Such an inspirational post though. When I am down, I bring everyone else down too. You have managed to turn it all into a positive. I love that! A-M xx

  • Maggie May
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 4:47pm

    Try lots of garlic and green tea. Not together :) Garlic is a potent immune booster, anti bacterial and anti viral, and green tea all of those as well. I use them every time I’m sick.

  • Eden Rose
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 5:45pm

    Lovely chandelier! Getting sick can knock you off your blogging peg for weeks, chillax and it will come back, hope you feel better soon XX

  • Meredith
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 7:02pm

    Sorry you’re not feeling your sparkly self. It’s difficult to feel creatively inspired when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Beautiful chandelier and gorgeous post all the same. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Shelly Beson
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 8:53pm

    It seems to me like those of you with the most fabulous and popular blogs are being way too hard on yourselves. I love your blogs but if you get a little burned out it’s ok. We’ll wait. No worries.

    Sincerely, Shelly

  • Fancy for nyc
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 10:25pm

    I’m always inspired by the Asian ladies at the nail salon…But seriously, convince some good friends and plan a weekend trip. A change of scenery is always good therapy and it’s fun too.

  • Rachel
    Commented on April 20th, 2009 at 11:06pm

    Well, that chandelier is lovely!

    That feeling of not feeling like yourself is the worst. Hope you start feeling better!

  • paula
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 7:35am

    I hope you have a very rainbowy week. You are lovely:)

  • VictoriaArt
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 7:45am

    Trina, why don’t you take it a little slower, we will all be here waiting for you when you are BACK…
    Sometimes we are for a while dispirited, but to be sure all will be alright soon!
    I love that chandelier, a friend if mine in Berlin has one like that too and it is always hip and cheerful!
    Big Hug! Victoria

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 8:37am

    you are all sweet dears.. thank you all for the sweet comments, kindness and love…. I really appreciate it! it’s like a big hug :)

  • SoftSpoken
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 3:13pm

    I’ve never been a fan of huge, crystal chandeliers (I guess they always seemed a little gaudy). But this colorful chandelier is fun and refreshing take.

  • Amanda
    Commented on April 21st, 2009 at 9:39pm

    I hope you’re feeling better Trina, both your health and your soul. You are such an inspiration to me, I hope you find your inspiration again soon. xx

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