Saturday, September 6, 2008

the thrill of arrival


[having a chocolate chip cookie and coffee for breakfast]

in about an hour my lovely one will be landing in india, and i've been quite the global voyeur keeping track of his flight path [technology is amazing!]. i'm filled with anticipation just thinking about his arrival. to me, landing in a foreign country is an experience like none other; i was never able to fully articulate the power of this feeling until a friend directed me to pico iyer's pitch-perfect description of those first few moments in "the thrill of arrival".

this weekend i'm freshening up my line of children's stationery, and of course, i'm feeling a little lonely... but also excited for the fresh pieces of inspiration that will no doubt flow into artsyville soon from foreign lands. happy saturday to you all :)

UPDATE: i just noticed there's no landing gear on this plane. now that would be an arrival to remember.

14 comments:

Krissy said...

aw.. my lovely is away this weekend too! Right before we leave for vacation!! Hope you have a great weekend- a chocolate chip cookie is a great way to start :)

(myself... I'm having a cherry frosted pop-tart!)

♥ Tiny Red said...

awww you must be missing him already. i hope it all goes ok for him over there and that he copes well with the malaria pills hallucinations :)

have a nice weekend!
T

aimee said...

k: oh, a frosted cherry pop tart - (why do they even have the unfrosted kind?) yum...

t: thanks! i hope you enjoy that well-deserved weekend :)

Esti said...

Now that I'm back home I have to catch up with your posts...
For how long is he going to be away? You sound like you can handle it fine; me, I'd be walking up my walls if husband was away for too long...
:)

aimee said...

oh esti, i'm already on the ceiling! but i have a few handy coping mechanisms that i'm sure will surface on a future post. good to have you back :)

hrsj said...

i hope your girls will keep you happily busy to occupy your thoughts while he's away.
i really want to see your stationery and hope you share with us very soon :)

Bella Sinclair said...

*sigh* India is so far away. I hope he isn't gone too long. Skype, if you haven't already tried it, is WONderful.

I didn't know you made stationery! I did a little of that in New York and miss it. I would LOVE to see your creations. I'm sure they're heavenly!

I hope you do make it to Japan one day. The bread here is to-die-for. So incredibly fluffy and soft. I had chocolate bread for breakfast, myself. Another co-inky-dink! You know you have your blogging buddies if you get too lonely. :)

soulbrush said...

no landing gear.....aaaaaagggghhhhh

linda sarah said...

This is beautiful! I love the boldness and simplicity of your pictures - and they bring a big smile:-) Wonderful work!

aimee said...

wow, you're all doing a marvelous job of keeping me company! thanks!

and welcome linda sarah :)

please sir said...

Wow - sounds like an amazing time - have fun!

Kelly C. said...

sending you big loves while your love is away!!

jess gonacha said...

oh aimee, this is such a good reminder. i'm in such a funk today, and it feels like it'll last forever-- but you just never know what will come, do you? so great!!

Shugar said...

awww, I hope he'll be back soon. I bet you miss him! My other half will be away from tomorrow too. I'll be missing him too!