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Sidling Up to Day of the Dead

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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.

The Boundary Between

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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.

Share the Joy: Color

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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'

Haiku My Heart: Come Fly

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

Share the Joy: Memoirs and Goldfinches

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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 s o 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

Change

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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

Share the Joy Thursday

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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!

Haiku My Heart: Swan Dive

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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 . p.s. There were over 400 visits to FinallyMe.com yesterday. Please check back often to see what's new.