Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Novel Idea

What the world needs
is a new kind
of army.
The army
of the kind.

-Cleveland Armory

Have a happy kind of day!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


You ask about poetry.
You ask from an island
so far away it remains unspoiled.
To walk quietly 'till the miracle in everything speaks
is poetry.
You want to look for poetry in your soul
and in everyday life,
as you search for stones on the beach.
Four thousand miles away,
as the sun ices the snow, I smile.
For in this moment, you are the poem.
After years of looking, I can only say
that searching for small things
worn by the deep
is the art of poetry.
But listening to what they say
is the poem.

~Mark Nepo

Happy Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


"Who wants to become a writer?
And why?
Because it's the answer
to everything.
To "Why am I here?"
To uselessness.
It's the streaming reason for living.
To note, to pin down, to build up,
to create,
to be astonished at nothing,
to cherish the oddities,
to let nothing down the drain,
to make something,
to make a great flower out of life,
even if it's a cactus."....

~Enid Bognold~ 1889-1981

....Or, in this case, a mushroom.

Grab a pen you love and have a great week!
With love and hugs.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Never Say Good Bye

"Never say good bye
because saying good bye
means going away.
Going away
means forgetting."

~Peter Pan~

Happy Friday!
With love and hugs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

No Haiku

White cloak.
Silent peace.
Spring snow.
Puddles and boots.

With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day

I love water!
I love the ocean.
The sight, the sound, the taste.
Her strength , her calm, her fury.
I love gushing streams,
And wide open lakes.
I love a hot, sudsy shower
To start my day and clear my mind.
I love to sip a tall glass of
Ice cold water, rimmed with lemon.
I love the therapy of water.
I love that I never have to think about water.
It pours freely.
Abundant; wherever I go.

But today is different.
Today is about the
860 million people who
do not have access
to safe water.
Every day
they scavenge
for the basic human need.
People walk 3.8 miles
to get water.

Water Is Life.
Let it Rain.

With love and hugs.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Snow

"We live
in a rainbow
of chaos."

~Paul Cezanne

Happy, Snowy Monday!
With love and hugs.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

And Today...It's Spring!

"Look at the trees, look at the birds,look at the clouds, look at the stars...and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason: they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers- for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are."

Happy Spring!
With love and hugs.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Worm Moon

There is going to be a big,
moon tonight.
It's the Worm Moon.
The Spring Moon.
I've been awakened by it's brilliance
every night this past week.
I shot pictures of it from my back yard
last night.
It was so peaceful, so clean, so bright.
So full of Hope.
Today I dedicate my post in honor
of the many frightened and desperate people
across the globe,
particularly those in Japan.

To Hope and Light.
With love and hugs.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Flower

There can be no rule,
for it is essentially
a question of taste
and flair,
but if a rule can
be made at all,
it is that natures
own arrangements
are usually the best.
~Nita S. West~

Happy Friday!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


...That's What I Am.

Top o' The Mornin'...
To everyone in the
Land of Rainbows
Pots of Gold.

With love and hugs.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


"Now great winds
roar down the canyons
of the sky-
branches crash, brooks race,
snow scuds along grey stone walls.
The world is
incredibly clean
as the strong vibrant energy
of March
pounds in the pulses
and invades
the chilled lungs
of winter."
~G. Taber~

Happy Wednesday!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Things To Do

"Plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for
to bring you

~Veronica A. Shoffstall~
"After A While"

The Ides of March.
Happy Tuesday!
With love and hugs.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Little Birdie

So, I just had a phone call.
Unfamiliar number on caller ID.
But a very familiar voice
on the other end!
Yup, our little rolling stone
checking in from Lima, Peru!
So, this week,
she's not a rolling stone,
she's officially a Lima Bean!
Thank you, once again
to the sky pilots, the chauffeurs,
and.... the phone company!

Mama Bird can sing joyfully!

Amor y abrazos!

Friday, March 11, 2011

All the Stuff

The Tsunami.
Lybia every day and night.
Wisconsin, oh, Wisconsin.
The price of oil.
Children with cancer.
The price of gas.
Darfur and Sudan.
Blood and tears.
Wall Street and transparency.
Liars on Capital Hill.
Tears in the Chamber.
Fashion Icons in NYC.
Extended eyelashes.
Professors gone wild.
Priests stripped of their collars.
The musicians.
The cost of Education.
The cost of no education.
Cutbacks and layoffs.
Flower growers in Columbia.
The housing market.
Tornadoes and Wind.

And then, a renewed breath of Spring.
Be safe and carry on.

With love and hugs.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Slow but Sure

Sheesh! It seems like
I've been out of touch...forever!
Hard to imagine it's only 5 days or so.
I think the speed of the internet has
something to do with that.
It's constant spontaneity.
Everything happens immediately.
News, thoughts, opinions, pictures.
Social media is outrageous.
But it can't make you well.
I've had the Flu, and it's been rough.
Had to send my Rolling Stone back home
without so much as a hug. It hurt.
My boys had to become instant nurses!
They did pretty well!
"Want tea?", "Need anything?", "Feel better?",
but the best part was getting my toes covered up!
I guess I did something right!
This morning, I was up for an extended period.
I told Wes " I feel weak"
His reply..."Take a nap." ...I said..
"I'm not tired, I'm weak." His reply..
"Then exercise"!!!!
Back, but oh so slowly.

Happy Thursday, Stay well.
With Love and Hugs.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday, Monday

Brought me the flu bug.

Be back soon.
With love and hugs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Nature of Order

"i shook my tambourine the whole time,
because it helped me remember
that even though
i was going through different
i was still me."
~Jonathan S. Foer~

Happy Friday!
With love and hugs.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Change

Well, it's still Winter.
No change there.
It's a balmy 20 degrees today.
But the daylight is changing.
And the good news...
my little Rolling Stone
is home!
We're back to a full house.
For a change.
A short hiatus,
and it sure feels nice
if it's freezing!

Happy Thursday!
With love and hugs.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hi, March!

"Don't walk ahead
I may not follow.
Don't walk behind,
I may not lead.
Just walk beside me
and be my friend."
~Albert Camus~

Happy, Windy March
to all of my friends.
Near and far.
With love and hugs.