• Reflections
  • Friday, June 16, 2017

    “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher Yesterday I was at the library. As I walked and browsed, my body taking on the familiar ‘library stance’ of bending slightly at the waist and tipping my head just so such that I could read the titles […]

  • Reflections
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    “Is it so small a thing To have enjoy’d the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done.” ~ Matthew Arnold We’re in the gardens at the care home where my mother-in-love lives. Gerry is pushing her wheelchair while she mostly dozes; I’m walking alongside with […]

  • Reflections
  • Monday, June 5, 2017

    “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.” ~ Alice Walker “Do you want to see some magic?” I’ve been sitting in the sunshine on the deck for the past fifteen or so minutes eating my yogurt and granola. “Come on, but be quiet.” I lead the way. Maya stretches out on the warm deck; […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017

    “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]

  • Inspirational
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017

    “How fragile we are, between the few good moments.” ~ Jane Hirshfield Its early, not yet five in the morning, and Gerry and I are sipping coffee in bed and reading while Maya, our Yorkie, snoozes between us. The morning is air filling the room through the open window is  cool and clean. All is quiet. […]

  • Reflections
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    “Life kisses our faces every morning.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Sweet morning. Possibility and peace rest lightly with the first waking moments. Windows open, slight breeze dancing with the curtains, and the air so fresh I feel as if I could go outside in my nightgown and dance barefoot on the dewy lawn. It’s quiet; my […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    “The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols I set a glass of water on the shelf next to the treadmill and slip my feet into a pair of waiting shoes. They’re fun shoes, with red and white stripes, a contrast to the heavy Nikes I can no longer […]