Sunday, August 30, 2009

Always Today

I love you, Richard

"The beginning is always today."
~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Richard called from Hawaii just before the sun rose, so we shared this sunrise, long distance.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spirit Within You

"Spirit within you
is always for expansion
and fuller expression."
~Thomas Troward
(Thank you, @skashliwal for quote!>

Valley is buried with heavy, still fog, But the sky is unburdened by everything but the sun's breaking light. This should be a nice one… Witnessing Nature's ethereal beauty. The stillness and light; magnificence and joy. How small we are and equally large and blessed…Sun so close to cresting the mountain and the fog is rising to meet it. Looks like smoke from a raging fire. Wild!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Word Is Love

"One word frees us of
all the weight and
pain of life.
word is love.
~ Sophocles

David Frawley in his book Vedantic Meditation calls the hour or two before dawn "Brahma Muhurta," or the hour of God. This period is considered the best time for meditation and other spiritual activities. "Any problem can be solved if you try to solve it during this period of time." (Sunil Sehgal)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


"Self-education is, I firmly believe,
the only kind of education there is."
~ Isaac Asimov

The very talented @ThunderPig made a video this morning and posted it on Twitter with this message:

Video link:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Within Our Power

"In this short Life that only lasts an hour
How much - how little - is within our
~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Beautiful Day

"It's a beautiful day.
Don't let it get away."
~ U2

"Looking forward to things
is half the
pleasure of them."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

I am not alone. I have three black crows sitting on the branches of the dead oak tree to my left, waiting for the sun with me...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shake, Shake

"Shake, shake mama,
raise your voice and pray
~ Bob Dylan

The fog has settled in the valley this morning, giving the illusion again of ocean and island. (In life, we see what we want to see.) My spirit is as light as the fog drifting across the horizon. For this moment, perfect peace rests, in time for the sun to crest the mountain.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Faith Has No Limits

"Faith is a sounder guide than reason.
Reason can go only so far,
but faith has no limits."
~ Blaise Pascal

Me & my new Toshiba netbook, waiting on the sun...
The sky has an orange glow, with lots of clouds, colors of grey, purple, blue. I look up, and just a sliver of the moon hangs above me. I feel excitement. Anticipation...Delight. This is such a good morning!

So much light. Gentle fog low, but the mist permeates. Oh man, the sun is glowing big fire. (Do I zoom in? I need better camera...) Mist moving fast through the valley; I'm all mist. Hair, lashes, arms.

Oh my God, this is too gorgeous for words.

Then, within seconds, the sun disappeared completely, swallowed up by the fog...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Check With the Sun

"If you are confused,
check with the sun."
~ Berry/Buck/ Mills/Stipe

This morning sun is spectacular, but clouds sure support the light with another magnificent show. Holy rays, glistening gold. Finally, the fog settles down, too. Behind clouds, letting the light kiss gentle...then the sun peeks. Great glory.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Best

"The best is yet to be."
~ Robert Browning

In a moment of startling insight, I know that all good is now.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Drama Is Like a Dream

"Drama is like a dream,
it is not real, but it is really
~ Abhinavagupta
Oh my. (Understatement.) This is authentic and real.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Full of Surprises

"Life is full of surprises, isn't it?"
Charlton Heston

Out of nowhere, a backyard treat, this hot air balloon lands in my backyard, then takes off again. Up to catch the sun. In the midst of it all, my big, brave dog Kolohe huddles under my work desk, hiding, scared of the loud "roar" echoing the cove, the sound of the 
flame filling the balloon with hot air.

There In the Sunshine...

"Far away, there in the sunshine,
are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them,
but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them,
and try to follow where they may lead."
Louisa May Alcott

Friday, August 7, 2009

Most Wonderful Thing

Happy Birthday, Richard

"The most wonderful thing about miracles
is that they sometimes happen."
~ G.K. Chesterson

I am always amazed how each morning is a little different. Anticipation, then delight. Inspirational. Sacred.
Photograph used by @pers0nar song 'holy one' -

Monday, August 3, 2009

God to a Human Heart

Happy 19th Birthday, Nathan...

"The way from God to a human heart
is through a human heart."
~ S. D. Gordon
A little late posting... dashed to get annual dozen hot Krispy Kreme for NathanC's birthday. Gone are the days when he tried to eat the entire dozen himself... This year, he was pau at 3 donuts...