Spring Vacation (In My Mind!)


And I’ve got it bad!

I’m in a happy, befuddled daze.

Muddling along, fevered and  grinning.

No ambition.

Fuzzy and unfocused.

Prone to long bouts of daydreaming.

Lost in my own vivid imagination.

I’ve been promising myself for weeks

that I’d sit down and write you a long love letter about it…

but the days slip by and I get distracted…

you know…

Spring Fever!

I’m in the midst of a huge whirlwind of activity–

(as usual)–

classes, workshops, medical appointments, community commitments,

family matters, counseling sessions, plus the happy, complicated logistics

of plain, old everyday LIFE!

There’s a lot of emotion streaming through me right now…

but I think I’ve finally found words it…

So in my day dreams I am taking a bit of a bohemian vacation.

I’ve packed my colorful imaginary luggage

and taken my gypsy wagon to an enchanted fairy realm

where there is peace and beauty…

and no twittering from a twit.

I imagine my days are completely free here

and I amuse myself in a thousand tiny ways…

slow stitching…

painting salvaged old chairs,

& picking bunches of butterfly-kissed flowers.

In my magical little nest,

I imagine myself swathed in color and calm,

resting and reading,

making art all day with my dog Gus.

I pretend I am a child again–

free of all responsibilities

except living fully,

in every moment,

with wild enthusiasm

and complete awe.

And when I imagine myself as a wild, winsome

heathen adventuress and bohemian artiste,

I wear clothes like this

and carry a little bag like this, full of enchantments.

When I find myself curling up for a nap

with my cat Max purring in my ear,

I am bathed in lush color

and gentle, muted light.

So, if you’re looking for me,

please come join me in my spring fever dream!

Behind the beaded curtain,

up the stairs into the radiance of the moon glow,

into the pure magic of our wildest imaginations…

where we can leave behind

all our woes and worries,

all the torments of politics and cruel power.

In the evening,

we’ll make a little fire to comfort the darkness

and cherish together

every moment we have

on this swirling blue planet

in a sea of glittering stars.

Let us pull together,

never far from each other’s hearts,

always holding up the chalice

of our friendship together.

Let us always…

(Note: copies of this beautiful print available from Kaitie Daisy on Etsy!)

Love and Love and More Love To You

(cuz there’s never too much of that!)

And a very Happy Spring!

From Gypsy Kait

Merriment Marauder

P. S. Please check out my April & May schedule of classes and sign up quick–

this is our bizzee season at The Creative Cottage and I don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

©Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2018. All Rights Reserved

6 comments on “Spring Vacation (In My Mind!)

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Sounds like an awesome imaginary escape. Can I come? Gypsy wagon? Cool clothes and bags of enchantments?! You know I need that re-enchanting. Thanks for your kind gesture to Steven….he was so touched. You are soooo thoughtful.

    Hope things are doing well with Albert and the medical maze and y’all are enjoying this beautiful Spring as best as possible.

    I will see you for both Shenanigan’s, of course. Put me in on May 12 for toilet paper fun and I will get a sub so I can come to the advanced journaler’s class so I can work with the Tyvek. I keep not being able to come to those due to teaching but I want to learn how to work with that so I will just have them find me a sub!! Besides, I’m tired of teaching those classes anyway but my wallet keeps me motivated! The shibori and potluck sounds like loads of fun. Would love to take the metal class again since I used up much of mine on the little notebook/journal I’ll be working on forever! Wrong day for me. Some beautiful photos of things.

    See ya soon! Love, hugs and stardust! K


    • Dearest Kim~Thanks for the great gift of Steven’s expertise & goodness of spirit and for YOU–dear woman of grit & soft, substance & worth. Tiz a delight to know you! I have you signed up for classes and fondly hope you can find a way to attend the others that call to you. You are a gift in my life! love Kait

  2. I want to sign up for them all!!!! I want to be there surrounded by the wings of your gypsy troupe, which is mine, tho absent from me! Absolutely gorgeous post, darling Kait! You played my soul deftly. i love you and our troupe. Kisses powdered with a little snow from Iowa!

    • Dearest Nancy–we miss you and your exuberant spirit & wisdom. You are often sitting at the messy, happy, snack-filled table with us, making mischief and merriment. We know you are furthering the work of soul-sistering in the world and we celebrate with each small glimmer & spark you ignite in others. you are loved and remembered by your Tucson tribe of crazy dames–please come visit when you can–always a place at the Creative Cottage for you! Love & Happy Spring, KaitieBug

  3. What a deeelightful, poetic color-blast homage to the changing of the Seasons!!! See you Sat. luv Lolo

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