Monday, October 31, 2011

Sidling Up to Day of the Dead




It’s Halloween so Dia de los Muertos can’t be far behind.

The thought of Day of the Dead
brings back so many colorful memories.

Of lovers. . . 


beauties with their marigold bundles


women making mischief


folk art expressions of gratitude


a boy with sad eyes in clown makeup



and so much more. . . .

tomorrow.

More tomorrow.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Boundary Between




There are places where the boundary
between seen and unseen is thin.


They're most often places where ancient peoples
gathered to celebrate religious rites


with purity of intention so powerful
that the ancient sites seem to have brought



the imprint of holiness into the stones and soil, 
the walls and ceilings of temples standing in place
for millennia.


In these places I’m acutely conscious
of carrying the DNA imprint of my ancestors,



of bringing them with me on my journey.


Whispering to them, were you here?
Are you with me now?



Is it your presence I feel in this holy place?

© 2007 Gavin Kremian


Is it your hard-won wisdom that burbles up
and lodges in my being?  


And I am filled with wonder.





Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Share the Joy: Color





I’ve been crazy busy this week, loading up photos
On the photo sales website I’ve been meaning to get to.


In the process I was reminded how much JOY I get


From taking photographs of colorful things,


Things with a hint of movement,


Bright shiny things.

And within a couple of weeks,
when I've got all the tech gremlins out of the new site
MERI MAGIC,
I'll tell you the address in time
to order some holiday gifts for special people
(or yourself).


What gives you JOY this week?
To play along and share YOUR joy





1. do a post that tells and shows us
what gives you joy.

2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.

3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog. 
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.

4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.



Let's start an epidemic of joy!

 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Haiku My Heart: Come Fly







I hear her calling
come play with me, dance with wings
high above the earth    


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Share the Joy: Memoirs and Goldfinches

Hey Everyone it’s time for a little exercise
Let’s jump for JOY!



This week I’m feeling joy and gratitude for
The memoir class I’m taking. It’s really opening possibilities.



I’m joyful that so many of you are willing to be profiled
For www.FinallyMe.com’s Fascinating Women series.
Thanks, Deb!  Visit her blog too.

© 2011 Deb Taylor

and check Queen of Art Kim's article on being loved
because it gives me lots of JOY
and hope, too -
hope that I can know the feeling of being loved once more.

© 2011 Kim Mailhot


And I’m full of JOY that the tree outside my home office
window has been full of dancing goldfinches today.
The cats and I have loved that. I just wish those little birds
would hold still so I could take their pictures.


Hummingbirds, could you talk to them please?
Tell them I don’t bite and the cats are indoor felines.



What gives you JOY?

To play along and share YOUR joy:





1. do a post that tells and shows us
 what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post 
and paste it into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.

3. Then click the NEXT box
If the "next" box doesn't pop up, click the link
to go to the page to select your image --
choose one from your post so you'll entice people to visit.

(If you just can't get it to work, email me
and give me the URL of the post you're adding
and I'll take care of it).

4. visit other players -- as many as possible -- 
and let their joy infect you.  

5. Leave them a comment about their post
because everyone enJOYs getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!





Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Change

For nothing is fixed, 
forever and forever and forever, 
it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, 
the light is always changing, 
the sea does not cease to grind down rock. 


Generations do not cease to be born, and 
we are responsible to them 
because we are the only witnesses they have. 
The sea rises, the light fails, 
lovers cling to each other, 
and children cling to us.


 The moment we cease to hold each other, 
the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
- James Baldwin

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday

Too many balls in the air!

Between reading and writing assignments
for my Memoir Writing class and
working on Finally Me articles,



I totally forgot to Share the Joy.

What gives you JOY?

To play along and share YOUR joy:





1. do a post that tells and shows us
 what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post 
and paste it into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.

3. Then click the NEXT box
If the "next" box doesn't pop up, click the link
to go to the page to select your image --
choose one from your post so you'll entice people to visit.

(If you just can't get it to work, email me
and give me the URL of the post you're adding
and I'll take care of it).

4. visit other players -- as many as possible -- 
and let their joy infect you.  

5. Leave them a comment about their post
because everyone enJOYs getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!





Friday, October 7, 2011

Haiku My Heart: Swan Dive





fall morning sun
casts her spotlight on you
time for your swan dive 



This week's Haiku My Heart offerings
can be found at Rebecca's place.

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