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Table After a Rainy Day

Table After a Rainy Day

Coffee table books by Naomi Yamada

Here is a recent photo of my coffee table.

This past weekend it rained the entire time.  An unexpected (& much needed) luxury in Los Angeles.  It was all the reason I needed to stay in and stay cozy.  I gathered up some books (some old, some brand new), a few notebooks, magazines and indulged in some quality time with ideas, history and pictures. The odd thing is this felt invigorating even though all I did was loaf around with books (and my new favorite hot beverage:  chai marsala tea with almond milk - that is a whole other post, it is super delicious). Since there is something that feels healing to me about long awaited rain, I also burned some palo santo to add dimension to my indulgent and refreshing weekend.

I read and looked, looked and flipped, jotted and drew.... and did some shopping (that is an Everlane page on the bottom right - who doesn't want to get a cozy sweater on a drizzly day?).  I did this for two days while looking out the window and watching the garden drink up the rain and turn the happiest shade of green - it was refreshing to the earth and to my spirit.  I love the rain.

I think I am a "pluviophile".

Pluviophile (noun).  A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

 
Faded Camo

Faded Camo

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!