Starry Eyed

….and all that image conjures.  To be giddy, and light, and filled with promise.  The holidays can elicit that heady surrealism, and can just as quickly diverge from other wordly to out of your mind.  From the perfect dress, to the seemingly effortless yet imaginative gift – from the right holiday greeting, to those unexpected meetings, the holidays may indeed be making you see stars.  Staying grounded while inhaling the intoxicating scents of the season may feel unattainable.

Antoine de Saint Exu

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Stars after all are a paradox.  They are indeed visible to our eye but have vanished from the sky’s canvas long before we go about the business of seeing them.  They are symbolic, they’re scientific, they’re the subject of famous works of art, they are often a feature of nautical design, and adorn everything from the grandest residences, to the most modest.

stary night

Starry Night

Stars Rock – perhaps that why we have Rock Stars.  I love them, and hope your holiday is filled with them – both metaphorically and figuratively speaking.  I am working hard to remind myself…what is essential is invisible to the eye…..after all a home decor addict such as myself needs a universe of reminding when it comes to this truth.



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