Monday, June 24, 2019

Wake Up


"Wake up… Your ultimate purpose in life is to awaken."
~ Eckhart Tolle



Friday, June 14, 2019

A Living Prayer

Outside, Birmingham
"When you live with constant gratitude, 
your life will become a living prayer."
~ Barbara De Angelis

Inside

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Participating in Divinity



"When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain you pause and exclaim, 'Ah,' you are participating in divinity."
~ Joseph Campbell

Sitting at my desk, screen open, my flowers and I are soaking in this afternoon's red-orange sun.



 My Society6 Art Gallery \(‾◡◝ )/ 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Is the World


"Is the world a problem?
Is the world an opportunity?
Is this challenge a crisis?
Or is this challenge an opportunity?"
~ Deepak Chopra



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Rejoicing In Ordinary Things


"Rejoicing in ordinary things
is not sentimental or trite.
It actually takes guts."
~ Pema Chödrön

Beyond the sounds of the city, I am listening deeply to the sky. So many birds, singing as if just for me. Sweet, light, deep, steady. A concerto. An invitation. 

A celebration.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Creative Power


"Odd how the creative power at once 
brings the whole universe to order."
~ Virginia Woolf

Finally home from work. A wonderful, full 15,000-step day. Letting the setting sun massage my feet and happy to just soak in the beauty of the dwindling day. Oh, how grateful I am to be alive.



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Rose Again


"Courage is not defined by those
who fought and did not fall, 
but by those who fought, fell, and rose again."
~ Adrienne Rich

Delighted by the setting sun, hitting the horizon, and the sky, ablaze with color and courage. Birmingham, Alabama, I am enthralled, grateful, and falling in love with your beauty.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Wonders of Life

 "When we practice mindfulness 
in our daily lives we open to 
the wonders of life and allow the world 
to heal and nourish us."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Good morning!

I am feeling the breeze through my mind's screen: Chanting with the birds. Dreaming as new light transforms the night sky. In my view, Aloha is everywhere: Let the healing continue.




Monday, April 15, 2019

Make No Judgments



"Make no judgments where you have no compassion."
Anne McCaffrey

Oh yes, the sun is off my lanai in Birmingham, Alabama and I can happily share it with you. Love shines.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Part of Something Larger


"A life of spirit, regardless of what path you choose, 
begins with a person's acceptance 
that they are part of something 
larger than themselves."
~ Mark Nepo


Friday, April 12, 2019

Better By Morning


"Most things get better by themselves. 
Most things, in fact, are better by morning."
~ Lewis Thomas

And yes, I wear the sunrise, too...


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Monday, March 18, 2019

See the Moon


"Glance at the sun.
See the moon and stars.
Gaze at the beauty of the green earth.
Now think."
Hildegard of Bingen


An unexpected distraction, 
A skylight surprise.
Two days from being full: 
this moon, setting golden to orange, 
cutting the indigo over the city of Birmingham, Alabama.



Something about the moon that welcomes dreams...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Face Everything And Rise


"F-E-A-R has two meanings: 
'Forget Everything And Run'
or 'Face Everything And Rise.' 
The choice is yours."
~ Zig Ziglar



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Beginning of a Beginning


"The past is but the beginning of a beginning."
~ H. G. Wells

Another beginning. How wonderful, to celebrate this moment with you.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Be True To Who You Are


"To live a good life is to be true to who you are. 
Always remember it. 
And be optimistic about where you're headed. 
Everything will somehow come together."
~ Aleksandra Scepanovic



Monday, January 28, 2019

More Strength


"Always remember,
there is more strength in you than
you ever realized or imagined.
Nothing can keep you down
if you are determined
to get on top of things
and stay there."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Kayla and Tony are married and happy and I am back in Birmingham, Alabama. Always the spirit of a sunrise to inspire: Ready, set, go.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Grief Isn't


"Grief isn’t all tears."
~ Patti Smith

Good morning, Sweet Grief
I feel you, like the Tradewinds
And the smell of the ocean.

I cannot change what happened.
But I can celebrate what was good.
And be grateful
for everything.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Fire For Fire


"Honest criticism means nothing; 
what one wants in unrestrained passion, 
fire for fire."
~ Henry Miller

Dreams.
Holy morning 
My New Year
Bold colors
Freedom Fire
Endless sky
New adventures
Unrestrained passion.

Through the worst times,
I've earned this clean slate
Rebirth.

Now ask for it, make it:
the best year,
Ever.