Head over to My Crafty Spot for my latest guest blog for a DYI Ice Bowl
Life is short. Moments fly by in seconds so fast and days so full, time simply slips away from us. Try as we might, it’s hard to slow down to take it in and remember how sacred and extraordinary each moment in this life is. Sometimes it’s good to do something for the sheer beauty of it. It may not be practical, or very useful, or last very long but gosh darn it, it’s pretty and it should be enjoyed. Not to philosophize too much but life is like an Ice bowl. What I love most about these delicate bowls of ice are their fleeting nature and the natural whimsy of the patterns that come out. There is a certain amount of unpredictability with how the items freeze and the shape that the bowl will take on that I love. They melt though. It’s one of two things ice does best, liquefy and make things cold. I loved how this DYI made me slow down taking the time to pop the blueberries in my mouth one at a time and watch the ice slowly melt away. It made me remember that life is transitory and this moment will never be repeated, no matter how much you want it you can never have it again. Now it’s here, all crystallized in its icy wonder and when it’s gone, all we have left are the memoires.
So, in the honor of the ephemeral nature of life, I give you the Ice Bowl. Its beauty lies in its fragility and impermanent nature. It’s as striking in its display as it is in its design. I recommend taking the time to make one, serve with fresh fruit or creamy ice cream, or simply use it as a summer time centerpiece to remind us all of the momentary nature of beauty and life.
In the words of the new Disney Ice Queen, let it go…but make sure you take the time to enjoy it before you do,