Oh. Yes. I know the bed is offcenter, but the leafy stencil was painted on the wall years ago and I tried every configuration to make the loveseat work. Next to the bed is the best we can do for now. A little assymmetry is good for the obsessive compulsive to cope with now and then.
So how do ya like my dollar store stick-on word art? It's a phrase from a quote I love. Some day an artistic designer version of the complete quote may grace our walls. In the meantime hot pink words look pretty groovy. They are from an essay by Scottish poet, John Burnside, who was describing traveling in the Midwest (Kansas or Iowa or some such) and buried in the middle of a paragraph deep in the essay was this amazing sentence: "I want the here and now, the divine quotidian, the subtler beauty of the unremarkable."
Yes! Me, too! I love a breath-taking work of art as much as the next girl, but the sweetness of finding beauty or divinity in the ordinary or commonplace is equally satisfying to the soul. Burnside's sentence is like a prayer, really, and I want to exclaim a hearty "Amen!" every time I recite it.
And speaking of a hearty amen...the heart pillow is a love gift from a grateful child that reminds us daily to appreciate every heartbeat. A healthy heart is a remarkably beautiful thing.