Surrealist art is one of those things I usually have an immediate strong reaction to - as in I either love it or I don't. I have to say I am head over heels for this surreal photo series: Flying Houses, by French photographer Laurent Chehere. I feel like they instantly carry me away to a happy place of french whimsy, and in the heart of January, that is an especially good direction to be guided to. January is one of those months for me I feel takes forever to get through. My birthday is at the end of the month so that could have something to do with it, or just the sudden wind-down that happens after the holidays, or the feeling that I should feel super invigorated for the new year (though I never do. I tend to be more motivated with a bit more sunlight than this time of the year provides.). On the other hand time seems to go faster and faster all the time, with most months feeling like they last a week. So I am trying to enjoy the slowness of the month, knowing it's going to speed up as soon as spring gets here. Because of course when I am busy I am always wishing for these longer days!
Another thing that brightened one of my January days this week is yesterday I got a surprise envelope in the mail. It had the return address of the person whom I buy my labels from for my pillows. I was confused because, well, I hadn't ordered any labels. So I thought, maybe she was sending me a few samples for the new year and how nice is that is of her. But I opened the envelope to find a card with a handwritten note inside. Now Cassie and I have always had a chatty repport with each other and it makes ordering my labels fun because I get to check in with her. But getting that card with two pages of pink handwriting and reading all the hilarious and sweet things she had written was way better than a million labels. Thanks Cassie, you have no idea how much that warmed my heart and made my day xo. I feel like I really want to pay it forward and start sending people surprise notes in the mail because it felt pretty awesome being the recipient of one such little act of kindness.
For more beautiful photos by L. Chehere visit here.