Sunday, January 30, 2022

What Is Essential

Lanikai, Oahu

"What is essential does not die but clarifies."
Thornton Wilder


Gilbert, dying

I held his hand


distance took him.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

Light Becomes Gold


Birmingham, Alabama

"It was deep afternoon when shadows begin to grow, light becomes gold, and you realize that this particular day has reached its destiny. Like old age, it’s not yet over, but there’s no denying the time of day." 
Vicki Covington

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wake Up Now! And Now! And Now!


"Life is fleeting.
Don't waste a single moment
of your precious life.
Wake up now! And now! And now!"
Ruth Ozeki

Unusual for me to make it home before dark these days, but I got home in time for the sunset!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Glory Of Expression

"The art of art, the glory of expression
and the sunshine of the light of letters, 
is simplicity."
Walt Whitman

It is lunchtime at the Birmingham Nursing Home and I am in the courtyard with a handful of our residents, enjoying the sunshine, blue skies, and conversation. 

Alabama, your sky is poetry.

Afterward, when I reviewed the photo, I noticed the heart that was shaped just to the bottom right of the sun. See it?

(Love dwells when you are not looking for it.)

Sunday, January 9, 2022

To Give It Sweetness?


Center Point, Alabama

"What good is the warmth of summer
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" 
John Steinbeck

In winter, the sky is a vibrant feast. I love the freedom of looking up, across the horizon and watching the sky. Ah, my heart leaps at the sweetness of time standing still. The colors change, the clouds twirl, my spirit takes wing, soaring, and I am one with the sky.

That is my secret: I watch the sky with an open heart and the sweetness of life rises.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Body, Soul, Mind, Spirit


Birmingham, Alabama

"If a man is to live, he must be all alive,
 body, soul, mind, heart, spirit."
Thomas Merton

On the balcony, I am treated to the chilly January sky, ringed by strong winter trees and the lingering glitter of festive holiday lights. I am feeling alive, body, soul, mind, heart, and spirit. (Thank you, Thomas Merton for the inspiration.)

Good Morning from Birmingham, Alabama, and hello 2022!