Yesterday, one of my favorite blogs Wishstudio linked to a great post at White Hot Truth about defining what we are attracted to, and what it can tell us about ourselves. As Danielle of White Hot Truth says, "Being aware of not only what we are attracted to, but why we're attracted to it, gives us access to the most tender and creative places within ourselves. If you put your finger on the magnetism, you can attract more of what you want into you life."
What a powerful concept.
Here's my list.
1. Long strands of colorful beads (like the ones pictured above at Eastern Market)
2. The scent of neroli, jasmine, vanilla, cinnamon, and roses - not all at once though!
4. Clean modernist lines mixed with soft, feminine details
6. Bookstores and libraries
7. The colors periwinkle, turquoise, and deep rich coral
8. O'Keeffe's "Purple Petunia" (1925, Oil on canvas)
9. Vintage jewelry
10. People who are good listeners
11. The words of Rumi, Mary Oliver, e.e. cummings, and Brian Andreas
12. Old, slightly creaky china cabinets with glass doors for displaying pretty dishes and plates
13. The French language...ditto with Italian
14. Hazy pink-purple sunsets
15. People who are genuinely curious about and interested in others
17. Twinkly eyes
18. Cavallini stationary
19. Fellow creatives
20. Lush musical harmonies
Looking at my list, it seems like the patterns that arise are beauty, color, creativity, wisdom, and authenticity. Now the question is: How can I cultivate more of these things in my life?
What about you? What things are you attracted to? What patterns emerge from your list? If you write your own list, paste a link in the comments. I would love to read it!
Photo by Flickr user Steve Thornton.