33 years after a young Australian boy, age 16, came to live with my parents for a year as part of the rotary student exchange program, I now have the opportunity to visit… Continue reading
Some cannot see the forest, for the trees… Ask yourself… “Can I?” Step back, refocus, try to see the big picture from another perspective.
Eye of the Storm “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much… Continue reading
“Murky water is turbid; let it settle and it clears. A dusty mirror is dim; clean it and it is bright. What I realize as I observe this is the Tao of clarifying… Continue reading
I grew up underneath tall pines. Back then my circle was small, but mighty. As children, we few played together in pinestraw, we braided the strands, wove the pieces into our hair…at Christmas-time… Continue reading
“Few things in nature can compare to the long, mournful wail of a loon echoing across water and through the forest. It’s an evocative sound that will stick with you for the rest… Continue reading
All that you touch All that you see All that you taste All you feel All that you love All that you hate All you distrust All you save All that you give… Continue reading
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~Henry Miller
“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything should just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my… Continue reading
Tequila Sunrise I woke up at 5:15 to this, just before the rains came and seemingly washed it away…too sleepy to work the settings on my camera properly, I think I got lucky,… Continue reading
What was it like to be a 17 year old Polish immigrant teenage girl in Chicago in 1948? My Mother-in-law, who passed from this life last May, the day after Mother’s Day, to move… Continue reading
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi
Little darling The smiles returning to the faces Little darling It seems like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right Sun,… Continue reading
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
“The Planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” ~D. Orr
She remembered watching a sunset from this spot… Not so long ago…just a lifetime.
It’s a process, like most things worthwhile. I’ll keep plugging away at it until I get it right, or as right as is possible. Tenacity has it’s rewards.