Now To Work

Indecision, I’ve come to realize, is where the stress lies – that place between possibility and decisive action. Four nights I didn’t sleep, juggling worries and excitement. Now that we’ve acted, put pen to paper, I am able to make lists, and start the packing process. Exhaustion invites sleep. “It’s a lot of work!” I […]

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Practice Makes Permanent

“This is a lot of stuff to remember, Grandma!” Seven-year-old Sloane and I are making a Zentangle. She’d tried to copy my work on her own with no success, so I’m teaching her step by step. “That’s why we keep practicing.” “Practice makes permanent!” “Do you mean perfect?” “No permanent. That’s what my teacher says.” […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #73: whole

Joseph was eighteen when I first met him, a hulk of man with dark eyes that always glanced away, and a permanent hunch, like a cowering animal. He didn’t communicate verbally, but with patience and a steadying touch, could type out his thoughts, if the mood struck him. Some days he would pace and flutter […]

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Numbers

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : things with numbers.

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From the Back

Cee challenges us the week to consider our subjects, in black and white, from the back. I find the pattern of a bird’s feathers is highlighted from behind. Caught these two riders as they road past in Arizona. Can’t get enough of these two lovelies. Had to include their sweet backs.

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Big Little Blessings

A 6:15 a.m. phone call changed my life: “Hello Grandma…it’s a girl!” There is no describing the thrill. I packed a hasty bag and drove the hundred kilometres in record time, scooping up that little bundle immediately on arrival. Her little tongue moved in and out rapidly as her gazed fixed on mine. I could […]

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Three Times Blessed

Recent upheaval has plummeted me into a dark space, where I am not willing to settle. Depression has followed me throughout life, and while I acknowledge it has a place, I am not willing to let it drive. I learned long ago that the only way for me to counter the clouds is to be […]

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Feathers

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: feathers

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Home Means Family

Seems we were missed – a heartwarming piece of information. Also seems that so much has happened in our absence – two breakups first time home purchase and acquisition job promotions job losses renovations – inside and out a new haircut loose teeth baby has disappeared We’ve been busy (when I’ve been up to it) […]

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Unexpected Playmates

Rain has been threatening all morning, but I’m anxious to get outside, so the compromise is to drive to the end of the street and see if anything is happening. An osprey is on the ground in the middle of the parking lot. Rolling down the window, I snap some photos. The bird doesn’t budge, […]

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