Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sweetness and light





Hemos pasado unos días en casa de mis padres, por aquello de que las niñas estaban de vacaciones y a los que superábamos el metro y medio nos tocaba trabajar. Es un respiro que haya más manos que se ocupen, ojos que vigilen y espacio que triplica el de tu casa para que corran. Porque lo cierto es que pese a todo lo que vuelcas en el blog, a que quieras que sea tu diario, tan sólo refleja ligeramente la realidad: por supuesto que hay muchos momentos de color, sol, playa, amigos y buen rollo. Pero por cada uno de ellos, hay una pelea entre hermanas, unos zapatos embarrados manchandolo todo, una repetición constante de órdenes e instrucciones... Todos necesitamos un respiro de vez en cuando. Por eso creo que en muchos blogs todo es Dulzura y Claridad.
Bienvenido Abril!

We've just spent a few days at my parents, since the kids where still on vacation and all those standing over one and a half metres had to go to work. It's a relief to have more hands to hold them, eyes to watch and a good running space triple to our house's. Because, the thing is, although you try to write about your daily life in your blog, although you try it to be a kind of diary, it is not. It's a partial reflection of life. True, indeed, but partial. There are a lot of truly good moments, full of color, sun, beach, flowers friends and cool stuff. Those we like to load our pages with. For every one of those there are fights between little sisters, muddy shoes smudging everything, a constant order and instructions replaying... We all need a break every now and then; I believe that's why many blogs I read are so full of Sweetness and Light.
Welcome April!

Sweetness and Light, Sweetness and Light
Why can't it always be Sweetness and Light
-Steve Wynn

17 comments:

Maria said...

what a cute lamp and drawing! and your welcome April-text was wonderful. Hope you had a sweet day:)

Raquel said...

Lo cierto es que en los posts sacamos el lado bueno o divertido de la vida

comfies said...

what a sweet post this is! i love the picture of the lampshade alongside your drawing..

Miho Sakato said...

hola!

beautiful illustrations and lovely photos!!

i love your blog.

gracias
besos

alix said...

es muy bonita esta imagen!
bienvenido abril y bienvenida la primavera!

cally said...

beautiful lamp and drawing
and your writing is so true. sometimes i think i should have to blogs, the sweetness and light, the bitter and dark. or perhaps not :)

FruensWerk said...

Sweet lamp and drawing :D
And wonderful words...........

Jill said...

This is all so true...blogging only shows those "best" moments (at least my blog does), meanwhile our bathroom sink is clogged, the sky is gray, I spend the day breaking up fights with the kids and burn the dinner...so it's always nice to read all these lovely blogs as a form of escape. Also, a glass of wine at dinner always helps too, and of course helpful grandparents :)

andrea tachezy said...

So nice and truly words and great drawing!

jo said...

que lindas palabras. y muy ciertas.

lo padre (o guay, como dicen por allá) es que la dulzura y claridad se contagia :)

con los brazos bien abiertos, bienvenido sea abril!

zou said...

gracias esti...

Ciara said...

Oh Esti, you said it. It's just one of the many reasons I keep a blog. To remind me to make sure to see the lovliness that is there every day, and not get dragged down by the mundane. Thank you!

And yes. Grandparents. :-)

Mrs.French said...

beautiful insight (I may have to link to this post, if that is ok with you?). I don't think anyone wants to hear about my dog stealing the chicken off the counter while I was trying to prepare dinner.

Kirti said...

That's it Esti. And we need to be able to look back on the good stuff because that's what we'll remember. It's good to hear sometimes though that everyone experiences a bit of shit in amongst the sweetness.Then we don't feel so crazy and isolated!! Wild, wild wind here stirring up the pot!!!

instantanés said...

Que verdade ... Tão bem escrita ! As tuas palavras, os teus desenhos harmonizam-se tão bem ... Que prazer (siempre) cá vir ... Lindo lindo dia para ti !! E aproveita estes dias de "sossego" ... espero que entiendes el portugês (sim?), hoy el español não me vem, e el inglés também nao :) !!

Esti said...

thanks everybody. it feels good to hear that life isn't as perfect as we sometimes unconciously portray. This sweetness and light thing makes me improve on a daily basis, and that's worth it though.

mrs. french, of course feel free to link this or any other post. i'm obliged.

karina said...

Dulzura e inspiracion,me encanta el mundo blogger