Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pop on Over to Bonnie's Place

So much is happening in my life right now
that sometimes I'm left feeling a little bewildered.

I've been invited to write some articles
for a new website that will be debuting
in the next couple of weeks -- more on that
when the site is launched.

But today, I'm being featured as an interviewee at
Bonnie's Original Art Studio. She's introduced her readers
to some fascinating bloggers and if you haven't been following this series, you've missed:

George of Transit Notes, who Bonnie describes as a man of extraordinary talent,  gentle wisdom, a strong intellect and a generous spirit.  Every one of his posts is a tour-de-force, she says.  

Friko of Friko's Musings. Bonnie notes that Friko must be the voice who exposed the clothes-less Emperor.

Kent, the Expat from Hell. She says visiting his blog is a fun and unpredictable ride.

and last but not least,

Ruth of Synch-ro-ni -zing. Ruth is a poet and creator
of beautiful landscape and nature images.

I don't know how I landed in such interesting company,
but I'm honored.  

So honored, in fact, that I decided to wear
my halo today.

Pop on over to Bonnie's to read the interview,
but most of all
go visit the other interviewees.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Haiku My Heart: Unbounded Joy (and email hoax warning)


our souls burst with joy
songs sung to the universe
pure galactic notes

For more Haiku My Heart,
click Here.

NOTICE: Rebecca alerted me early this morning
that my email account had been hijacked
and emails with a link to a Viagara ad
are going out under my email address.
There will be no subject, just a link in the body.

These things are going around - I got 
half a dozen this week from other bloggers
and people I know. I didn't open them,
but still. . . .   Yahoo claims it's not a virus,
that someone got hold of my username and password,
so I now have a new password to remember.

Eee gads!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cosmic Meaning

In light of yesterday's post
with questions about cosmic meaning,
I was amused when I found this quote
by Anaϊs Nin from Diary II:

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,
there is only the meaning we each give
to our life, an individual meaning,
an individual plot, like an individual novel,
a book for each person.

"Textures, Susan's Pier and Susan's Lady with Parasol"   

So here's to coincidence,
creating meaning
and making meaningful images.

Monday, September 20, 2010

If Things Were Different

If things were different, this would be a day for celebration.
A 30th anniversary. 

But it's just another day in a string of days
since things are just the way they are.

I've constructed the narrative, can tell you the little "why"
that explains what caused me to draw the line, 
the story behind his choices. I've even concocted a
plausible answer to "How could I have been so stupid?"

I still don't grasp the cosmic Why.

Did I need to emerge from his shadow
for my creativity to flourish
and find its full expression?

Did I need to cease being, in his words,
"the perfect wife" in order
to be perfectly myself?

Or is the Cosmic Why,
like our marriage,
about him and making him happy?
Letting him be the star. . . 

Perhaps cosmic answers
create themselves
by the choices we make.

Perhaps there ARE no cosmic answers.

As for me, I'll be making Mango Margaritas
for book club tonight.

Let's raise a glass
to loving what is and letting go of
what might have been and what never was,
except in my mind.

And to my ultimate happiness
in the cosmic scheme of things.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Haiku My Heart: Beach Grass

For more Haiku My Heart, click HERE.

beach grass reaches up
as if to stroke the sky's face
gentlewoman's touch      


And for my post on the theme REVEAL,
click here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I'm thinking about choices

and how we have the power

to shape our experience by choosing wisely.

How we have to be present and brave

 and in tune

with our deepest wisdom to do that

and how sometimes choices lead us places

we never thought we'd go.

But here we are.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Silence

Writing is a struggle against silence. 
       ~Carlos Fuentes

Today, I'm struggling against silence
yet I can't find words to write down.
The gray sky, the melancholy of Monday
has stolen the colorful words lined up,
waiting to come out to play.
I think I'll go search for them.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Haiku My Heart: Ephemeral

For more Haiku My Heart, click HERE

nothing lasts for long
in a transitory world
peonies blossom

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Today's my birthday
so I took a long look in the mirror
to see if I looked any different.

I think I see some wrinkles
that weren't there before.

Uh oh.
Time for that expensive cream. 

Monday, September 6, 2010


Sometimes the most difficult
situations turn out to be
hothouses that force us to go

from bud to bloom. 

Even if it seems like
nothing good 
could ever grow
in such a wasteland,
be open to possibility.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Haiku My Heart: Wings

For more Haiku My Heart magic,
click HERE.

a starry heaven
beating wings at her ankles
take the bright exit

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Preview of Coming Attractions

Coming soon. . . .
I'm putting myself on the market.

By the end of this month,
the month of my birth,

I will have given birth
to a photography website

where you can order prints
of my images in a myriad
of sizes and formats.

I hate to seem crass and commercial,
but this is a dream. 

One that's about to come true.

Reach for the stars!