a more peaceful place

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I think that sometimes the heart needs a quiet place, a place unclogged with responsibilities, frustrations, demands. It is here that thoughts get sorted, understanding blossoms, faith grows. In this place, the heart learns to be, and to trust, and to live in the necessary dailiness to which we are bound by time.

It is from this place that I often write, a stolen, quiet allowance out of our daytime schedule for me. Here, the thoughts rise and fall, feelings surge into prose and poetry and find vent and I add simplicity to my day as I pour it all out in words that are sometimes published, sometimes not.

My blog has not been simple lately. Three columns and pictures and text and links and colors that just aren't where I am, who I am, what I want to be. At her blog, Emily offers "a place for the soul to breathe." Ann writes away from the noise, to "create a retreat, build a still chapel."

In the crazy of this summer, as I open my heart again to a new little life, I crave simplicity. I seek out the places that share what I know, Who I know, the safe places that build and entreat and encourage as they softly challenge. I am preparing and simplifying my life; I look for a quieter place for my heart, one that doesn't present an endless list of links, the cluttered double sidebars, the constant detraction from the words I have written and loved.

As old dreams die and new dreams come that I don't yet know, it is time to make a way for a more open space, a softer landing, a simpler place to offer the rambled thoughts that make their way onto my blog.

If you have come here from my old blogsite, I am so excited that you followed me! I hope you stay for a while. I won't be blogging there any longer, so please do change any links/shortcuts you may have for me to http://www.thisrestlesheart.com/.

My next post will mark my thousandth blog post from {this} restless heart, counting (of course) the 998 posts written at my previous site. In honor of the occasion, I'll be hosting a giveaway of some sort!

See you soon!

P.S. The comment link is hiding at the top of my posts now - in the little comment balloon up at the right!

8 comments:

Heidi said...

I love. :) It's very you.

Megsie said...

Ohhh...*sigh*...I really like the site...soft and pretty and very simple...

Alison said...

I love the new look! It's absolutely lovely and peaceful. And I'm needing that new contact info.;)

Alethea Jordan said...

This is amazing, sis. I love it. =)

Cassandra Frear said...

I can completely identify with your decision.

Laure said...

beautiful habitat for a beautiful soul ...

i didn't realize you lived in colorado. so do i ...

much joy in living ... here!

laure
from uncommon ordinary

Kelly said...

Laure - We honeymooned in Colorado - I lived there for two wonderful years and miss it so much. But we live near the sea now, in Charleston, South Carolina, and I go to the beach to listen to the waves.

Jen said...

beautiful! Your photography and prose are inspiring and encouraging.

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