This is a wonderful tapestry of thoughts about scent, time and mindfulness. Too good not to share!
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
There is a scent on the wind that unearths the past. It whispers tales of forgotten lands once traveled yet faded to the far corners of the mind. It conjures ancient memory, times long removed from us, but inherently part of who we are. This is the petrichor of the mind, revisiting us on the winds of life.
It is said that the olfactory is one of the more primitive parts of the human body. With one scent we can recall a specific day of our past, a perfectly visited moment spurred to the front of the mind.
Sometimes, the past travels on the wind. A stoic reminder of life lived yesterday.
I am often reminded of specific things; a day at track practice or a time spent walking by the creek bank. Sometimes it’s…
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We just finished a new batch of Humboldt Head Dread spread. It really does wonders for dreads, is vegan and petroleum product free. Made with vegetable wax, essential oils, vegetable butters and seed oil, your dreads will thank you! Catch this on our Etsy Shop or violetandcompany.com
Happy Summer Solstice! Dance, sing, be happy, be warm! Eat greens and be with friends! Burn jumbo Citronella incenses to keep the critters away and go to festivals!
Henna sale at Violet and Company! Perfect summer beauty compliment for skin and hair! Add some cranberry juice to get a really red color for hair…Natural and ancient, it is the perfect compliment to your summer look.
Yellow is a color that makes one think of joy. Yellow roses, yellow acacia flowers, yellow sunshine. Our eye is attracted to yellow out in nature. Our spirit is attracted to joy.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~rumi
A week ago yesterday I was confronted with devastating news. This information had no understanding, no good side, no rhyme or reason and, quite simply, I gave up. I was ready to close our little company, ready to just stop trying and quit everything that I loved.
Then I got emails, texts, Facebook messages, all encouraging Violet and I, even though none of our customers really knew the whole story of what had happened. I wanted to thank you all for that encouragement and the example that I see in so many of you who are faced with loss. I am blessed that you have shared with me your stories, your tenacity, your compassionate spirit and your strength in the face of tragedy. Thanks to you and supportive family, Violet and Company Incense will be able to continue. I have found my Hope again-as Rumi implied in his quote above~the Light is starting to enter again…I can breathe again. The store will reopen on 2/15/13 after inventory has been completed~if not before.
I spoke to a customer who bought the Nag Champa bulk 250 gram today. He called me Ma’am and I told him he could just call me Ellen. He explained that he liked to treat everyone with respect, so he says, “Ma’am and Sir”. He said that he is an old hippie and he raised his kids to show respect, not be prejudiced and be accepting of all people. He said that in the 60’s he believed that the world would change into a loving place and he thought it would have happened by now. Then, we both agreed that it is happening little by little, through people like him, who raise children, love their spouses, give to their friends and create this change one person at a time. ❤