I had vertigo a few years go – what a strange experience. I woke one morning feeling as if my head had slipped off the backside of the pillow and was sliding backwards off the bed. When I finally stood I nearly fell. I grabbed the wall and had to hold onto something the whole way into the living room. I went to the doctor – not much to do, I guess. Maybe it was inner ear – all I know is that my balance was off for about two weeks. We take so much for granted, don’t we? Balance, walking without the help of a wall or chair to guide us, standing up straight – we take the patterns of our lives for granted, even as they are often the things that give our lives meaning.
A pattern is like a ritual – repeated, ingrained, creating a groove in the world, in our lives. They’re powerful, patterns, to make and break.
Come celebrate with us on the 25th, if you’re near New York. Let’s kick off the new year together.
This is a pattern designed by Alexander Wyly, our visual artist for this month. I love these colors and the dynamic, starburst effect.