September 30, 2012

Distractions...



Accidental Brilliance Layout + Text with images via architectural digest, ascotfriday, pinterest

Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from Of Monsters + Men...



Strength + Courage...with them by your side, there is nothing that you can't do. There is beauty in the knowing that strength will show up just when you need it + behind it will be courage. There are an infinite amount of experiences that are waiting for you + because there is no time to waste...summon it, all your strength + courage...go find people, places + experiences to love...truly love, deeply.



September 29, 2012

For Today...



FOCUS...on what makes you happy. FOCUS on the people who appreciate you + make you feel good...the ones that make you feel calm + make you laugh. For today,  FOCUS on what you want + what you deserve. FOCUS on yourself + where you want to go.

Love What She Is Wearing...



...never get tired of a good hat, doesn't matter if it's on a woman or a man- they just work when you needed a little somethin' extra + little bit of attitude.

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September 28, 2012

Accidental Brilliance Wisdom...


New Mumford + Sons...Playin' on Repeat

...and sometimes you wait for something for a very long time and it doesn't come. There is that lesson that says, with patience all good things arrive. But, what about the things right in front of you ?  The ones that can be yours, that might actually mean more than what you were waiting for...sitting right in front of you, essentially already yours for the taking.  Life is strange that way, right when you need something or someone it appears. No doubt some things truly are worth the wait but, don't forget to look right in front of you + always remember...all you have to do is ask for what you want instead of waiting.


The Girl Has Got It Goin' On...



...just before bed she thought about something someone had once said to her a very long time ago. She wasn't like any other + few might know what to do with it all. Somewhere in the back of her mind  + along the way she had decided she would find him, the one who might unravel it all, get it + know what to do with it. Confidence is a beautiful thing,  with it you can walk assured that it will all be ok, that you will find what you need.

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September 24, 2012

Ritual...

There is something to the idea of ritual, the notion that there is something that you do because there is not only purpose but reason. In the process of the everyday to achieve the calm that is needed, ritual is important because it gives sense + though each day is different, ritual grants consistency. Where do you go to find the flow ? How do you achieve the balance ? It is the rituals that you repeat, that are anything but mundane that offer the stability to allow you to take the risks that truly let your life unfold. There is comfort in the repetition that gives you the strength to then step outside your comfort zone...where the real + amazing things begin to happen.



Accidental Brilliance Muse...



...because there is that in between time when, the day is still warm but the night has a tiny chill. The first days of Fall when everything is changing + the streets are filled with muse worthy inspiration.

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September 23, 2012

Distractions...





Accidental Brilliance Layout and text with images via soulsurfer tumblr, pinterest, we heart it

Simple Wisdom of Buddha + Somethin' from The Lumineers



It can be said that the doors we open + close each day decide the lives we live. The only way to receive, experience + benefit from everything that life has to offer is to remain in a state of openness. This means no matter what life throws your way, keep your mind open, keep your heart open + keep your outlook open. Slow yourself down + realize that a mind once opened never closes.



September 22, 2012

Weekend Wisdom...

Michael Kiwanuka...This one playin' on repeat

...and then there are voices, people, places or experiences that although you have never known them, somehow you know them. The familiarity of unfamiliar things, always reminds me that, life is pretty amazing.


September 21, 2012

For Today...



...because there will never be this moment again. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. And know that where you are, what you have and what you can do is enough + will make a difference. 

September 20, 2012

Deposit For The Style Files...



...because the most imperfect things are in their own way the most perfect. The pair of worn in jeans that has seen you through it...the good, the bad + everything that came between. The late nights, long talks, year after year that, despite tatters and in certain places torn, never lets you down + always looks good.

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Taken by the illustrations of Sabine Pieper...




Taken by the illustrations of Sabine Pieper , somehow they capture that juxtaposition between what is the static + silence of thoughts that float through the mind. That balance between letting your imagination run wild + still maintaining the calm to make it a reality. The sweet spot where anything is possible + there is no fear to let go... a little more than you had before.




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Accidental Brilliance Wednesday Wisdom...


September 18, 2012

Cat Power...Tunes for a Tuesday

I have always found it curious the things you remember + I suppose the things you remember to forget. What makes something stick ? Strange how sometimes the smallest things stick...perhaps because they fit perfectly into the tiny holes we accumulate in the heart over time. While listening to the latest Cat Power album I thought of a tiny moment from a long time ago that somehow has always stuck. It was in a small shop in the West Village, my sister + I had wandered in + although we have shared a lifetime of moments, this one stuck. I remember it over + again for some reason on various days across many years. The store was a narrow little space, dimly lit + filled with all sorts of odds + ends from a pocket sized deck of tarot cards to a Jesus for your dashboard. I remember the salesgirl distinctly, she had on a little red dress with black polka dots, glasses + a pair of converse high tops. I asked her what music was playing, Cat Power she said. And maybe because it was how she said it or our mood but, we just started laughing...that's what I remember, my sister's laughter. Memory is exquisite that way, it fills the tiny holes + captures just what you need to carry with you.