Renewal

Once relied on a day-a-page diary to keep me on track. Chronic illness freed me from that. Calendar now sparse, I have yet to learn to the art of renewal. Grateful for awe-inspiring moments. What helps you recharge? (Image my own) (Update: We are still processing the death of my husband’s son. In the meantime, […]

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Hold On!

Some days, you just have to find that rock to hold onto.Tomorrow you can think about letting go. (Another tidbit from foraging old posts and journals. Image my own.)

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My Inspiration

A Baltimore Oriole at the feeder outside my window, a young deer in the backyard, a calm day at the river – these are my inspirations. Submitted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: inspiration. (As a side note, I will be MIA tomorrow – going for some tests. Nothing serious. Just enough to put me out of […]

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Demanding Attention

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” Henry Miller ( Linking up with Debbie Smyth’s Weekly Quotation-Inspired challenge.)

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Inspiration Rekindled

Eight years now, I have been blogging. It has been a process of unfolding. In the beginning, I wrote for reflection, but as life changed, so did my need. I dug deeper and poetry emerged. I remember at one point telling my husband that I wished I could create my own images to pair with […]

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #40: Things My Father Said*

(* or any male of influence growing up.) I can’t count the number of times my father’s words hover over me, even though he’s been gone since 2005. He was the king of platitudes – constantly quoting (and making us recite) the works of Dale Carnegie, or Norman Vincent Peale. “Mind over matter,” he’d say […]

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