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What a 107 year old poet can teach us about Mindfulness….

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

It’s a special kind of person who can find meaning in the seemingly pointless, never-ceasing task of daily bed-making. Peggy Freydberg does just that in the first pages of Poems from the Pond, a recently published collection of her poems, all of which she wrote between the ages View More

It’s a special kind of person who can find meaning in the seemingly pointless, never-ceasing task of daily bed-making.
Peggy Freydberg does just that in the first pages of Poems from the Pond, a recently published collection of her poems, all of which she wrote between the ages of 90 and 106.
“It’s the ultimate lesson in mindfulness,” says author and producer Laurie David, who edited the book. “I now look at the task of making your bed as a gift the day is giving to you. That’s how she did. Making the bed is no longer something you do out of drudgery, it’s something you do out of celebration of waking up.” (With every crease and fluff.)

Meet Peggy Freydberg

 

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PoemsfromthePondDavid discovered Freydberg after writer-educator and NPR commentator Nancy Aronie organized a small reading of her poems on Martha’s Vineyard last year. Freydberg was 106 at the time, and when David heard her read, she decided the words needed to be shared with the world. “I knew I had to put it together really fast because my dream was to be able to hand it to her,” she says.
Seven months later Poems from the Pondwas published, and while Freydberg didn’t make it to the official publication date, David did get to show her a copy of the finished pages before she passed away at 107. Since then, the book sold out a first printing almost right away (a second just hit shelves) and has been endorsed and read from by people like U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and actress Meg Ryan.
I picked it up and read it cover to cover in days, dogearing pages as I found verse after verse that spoke to me. “We’re all struggling with these issues of loss and aging and anxiety and fear, and she addresses all these things in her poems,” David says. She does it by spotting beauty in the mundane and big truths in life’s smallest struggles in a visionary way. A poem about a lost hair comb, for instance, is also a treatise on attachment and searching for answers. And, of course, the bed-making.
Inspired to stop complaining about crumpled sheets?

Read “Chorus of Cells,” here. —Lisa Elaine Held

Chorus of Cells
Excerpted from Poems from the Pond, by Peggy Freydberg
Every morning,
even being very old,
(or perhaps because of it),
I like to make my bed.
In fact, the starting of each day
unhelplessly,
is the biggest thing I ever do.
I smooth away the dreams disclosed by tangled sheets,
I smack the dented pillow’s revelations to oblivion,
I finish with the pattern of the spread exactly centered.
The night is won.
And now the day can open.
All this I like to do,
mastering the making of my bed
with hands that trust beginnings.
All this I need to do,
directed by the silent message
of the luxury of my breathing.
And every night,
I like to fold the covers back,
and get in bed,
and live the dark, wise poetry of the night’s dreaming,
dreading the extent of its improbabilities,
but surrendering to the truth it knows and I do not;
even though its technicolor cruelties,
or the music of its myths,
feels like someone else’s experience,
not mine.
I know that I could no more cease
to want to make my bed each morning,
and fold the covers back at night,
than I could cease
to want to put one foot before the other.
Being very old and so because of it,
all this I am compelled to do,
day after day,
night after night,
directed by the silent message
of the constancy of my breathing,
that bears the news I am alive.
(Photo: Eli Dagostino)

Sit Back And Enjoy The Latest Issue Of LONNY!!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

LONNY MAGAZINE-Click Link and ENJOY!! http://www.lonny.com/mag/-jplXnnDVzQ/May+2015    

LONNY MAGAZINE-Click Link and ENJOY!! http://www.lonny.com/mag/-jplXnnDVzQ/May+2015
 

 

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I love these chairs!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Chairs are to my house as jackets are to my closet… From: SWITCH MODERN let me present the Corallo Armchair by Campana Brothers     From: Flat Goods here is the Ettore Cardboard Chair I wished I could have seen this to get ideas from when I had View More

Chairs are to my house as jackets are to my closet…

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From: SWITCH MODERN let me present the Corallo Armchair by Campana Brothers

 

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From: Flat Goods here is the Ettore Cardboard Chair

I wished I could have seen this to get ideas from when I had to design a cardboard chair in my 3-D Art Class while getting my design degree.

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From: Chair Unique- The Deluxe Cushioned Lounger Air Chair

Channing Collection by Jonathan Adler

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

We are loving this new collection by Jonathan Adler. The combination of clean lines and bold hardware allow for perfect statement pieces!    

We are loving this new collection by Jonathan Adler. The combination of clean lines and bold hardware allow for perfect statement pieces!

 

 

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Channing Buffet Table $2,950

Channing Buffet Table $2,950

Channing Dresser $2,950

Channing Dresser $2,950

Channing Media Console $2,950

Channing Media Console $2,950

Loving This Edgy Striped Wallpaper We Saw At The Vegas Market….

Friday, August 29th, 2014

….by Kelly Wearstler for Kravet

….by Kelly Wearstler for Kravet

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Scenes From Market In Las Vegas…

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Take a look at some of the great pieces we saw at the Las Vegas Market! Want to learn more about these items? Let us know! info@beverlytaylordesign.com

Take a look at some of the great pieces we saw at the Las Vegas Market!

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Want to learn more about these items? Let us know! info@beverlytaylordesign.com

How Amazing is Surya?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

This weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the Surya exhibition at market in Las Vegas. What a fun place to be! Their showroom was so warm and inviting with plenty of helpful, friendly reps to answer all our questions. Their selections are simply stunning so we just View More

This weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the Surya exhibition at market in Las Vegas. What a fun place to be! Their showroom was so warm and inviting with plenty of helpful, friendly reps to answer all our questions. Their selections are simply stunning so we just had to show you some first-hand pics of their brand new rugs.

 

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We’re Raising the Bar (Stool)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

These five bar stools allow for informal kitchen dining and can double as extra seating anywhere in the house.   The swivel seat makes for easy conversation.   We love this French style for its caned back/handsome leather combo.     Good for small spaces. It almost disappears. View More

These five bar stools allow for informal kitchen dining and can double as extra seating anywhere in the house.

 

The swivel seat makes for easy conversation.

 

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Wyndham Swivel, Arteriors

We love this French style for its caned back/handsome leather combo.

 

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Vintage French Cane Back Round Leather, Restoration Hardware

 

Good for small spaces. It almost disappears.

 

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Vapor, CB2

Back in the Saddle again! This time at the kitchen island.

 

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Saddle Bar Stool, West Elm

 The shape, the cow hide, the brass. Simply love.

 

Calvin, Arteriors

Calvin, Arteriors

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How Much Do YOU Bench?

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

You can bench in an entryway or at the foot of a bed. Wherever you choose to bench, make sure you do it in style. Posted by Intern Bailey

You can bench in an entryway or at the foot of a bed. Wherever you choose to bench, make sure you do it in style.

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Spindle Bench, Jayson Home

Knox Bench, Dwell Studio

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Tufted Bench, West Elm

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Transitional Bench, Elte

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One Versatile Little Chair

Friday, July 18th, 2014

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below. The Saddle at a desk We love how View More

On our latest trip to West Elm, we came across this swiveling office chair. We love it for its petite proportions and clean lines. Best of all, it looks good enough to use anywhere. Check out all the options below.

The Saddle at a desk

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We love how this bed side table doubles as a vanity. The Saddle makes a great vanity chair.saddle vanity

Or accent chair

saddle accent chairOr dining chair

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Posted by Intern Bailey