Sunday, January 13, 2019

Here. . . In 2019

Don't know why.
Perhaps because it's gloomy outside,
but I need an infusion of pretty things to look at.

A reminder of beautiful places I've been.

Proof that there is art to be made and appreciated.

Reminders that there are always small moments of surprise and awe.

And new ways to make a splash. 

Forget the political drama for just a little while
and revel in the magic around you. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Where Does the Time Go?

It's been over two weeks since last I posted.
Where does the time go?

Part of the time drain
was surrendered to the black hole
called computer crash.

I lost virtually all my photographs,
something that makes blogging a trial
since I am a firm believer in 
words + images.

Don't worry. . . my eldest son
thinks he can salvage them on Saturday
when he, his wife, and their two boys
come for brunch and present opening.

I'd say the rest was frittered away with Christmas preparations,
but that's not accurate. 
I did decorate two trees and buy a few Christmas presents
but I spent Christmas eve and most of Christmas day
by myself, reading and watching my favorite movies.
Having children with in-laws who get a share of holiday time
means time alone if you don't have a significant other.
I've read 3 novels and a memoir in the past five days
and watched favorite movies
(plus -- a week ago, I saw "Green Book" at Grand Cinema).

So, life is good, even after my health scare two weeks ago.
And, though it's late,
I wish you. . . . 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thought Gotcha

Once you try to stop thinking, look out.
You'll be bombarded with miscreant thoughts.

Remember the saying,
"Where attention goes, energy flows?"

By trying NOT to think, you're putting your energy
into your thoughts whether those thoughts are
bidden or unbidden.

If you want to quiet the thought chorus,
try painting abstracts.
Or walking while saying a mantra
(four one-syllable words work best)
a form of meditation.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Annual Words

Do you set your intention by choosing a word
each year?

I've done it several years in a row
and thought I'd share
some of my choices.

2015's word: Inspiration

What will be your choice for 2019?

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hard Stuff

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Know anyone like this?

Seems to be going around.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Just Sayin'

No one makes you happy.
It's something you decide to do for yourself
(kind of like forgiveness).