Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
-- Leo Buscaglia
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, September 4, 2006
At times, I take a step back and look around me. I see things that I never dreamed of when young, and the sense of luck and fortune enters my mind. I step back in another direction and know everything I imagined has indeed showed it's face. And yet stepping back for another view, I see that the simple things have stayed the same for me.
The world and it's beauty that have always showed the path for my outlook, shines. Yesterday, I smiled when seeing that my flowers overtook this statue that has been adorned with color since my childhood. It is the same smile of those early years, the same beauty of color, the same statue. In abundance? Definitely.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I've been taking pictures of butterflies the past week while in my garden. These insects have been fluttering around minding their own business while I stand in wonder looking at their perfect beauty. So light and airy, they bring my garden into a life of it's own.
I see them as extraordinary in their own right, peaceful in our midst.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A former baseball player, he served 10 years of a death sentence for a murder he did not commit.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
God wouldn't let it live.
Song: Hear You Me
Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Monday, May 8, 2006
Thursday, May 4, 2006
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Monday, May 1, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me.
-- Colleen Wainwright, communicatrix, 03-23-2006
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
This is one of many pictures that Dan has made at school. Most of the large ones are hung in my laundry room for a wall of artwork. I liked this one as I thought the colors were good and that he used different shading to show the depth.
All of a sudden I'm hungry for a piece of cake. :)
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Would you sell the shirt off your back just to get what you need?
Before we go any further, would you do it if I ask?
Would you rob my heart to soften yours? Lighten my load while securing yours??
Watching it scatter in the daze of love
Hanging on tight
Gaining my strength
Smiling in the process
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Although the controversy has died down about this author, I thought I would write about these books.
I had read both back in the fall before all the hoopla started. I was enthralled with Million Little Pieces and couldn't put it down. I found it to be an encouraging book with great meaning. As I was reading it, I did think that he was so far gone in the drug and alcohol world that he couldn't have remembered everything exactly. That was OK for me, because the meaning that I got out of the book was more important. It was different than any book I had read before, and I liked that also. My Friend Leonard was also a good follow up.
We will be reading Million Little Pieces at my suggestion, for our book club in the next coming months. I can't wait to hear the controversy and should prove to be good discussions. :)
Sunday, February 5, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Each row, column and “area” (3*3) should contain the numbers 1 to 9 however:
Number can appear only once on each row
Number can appear only once on each column
Number can appear only once on each area (3*3 slots)
The bottom line : the number should appear only once on row, column or area.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The art of the embrace. I'm not sure which I like better, the statue itself or the embrace. Are they clinging together for pure love? Surrendering? Heartbreak? Or longing to just feel another's touch? The intenseness of this embrace shows.
In my life, I tend to hug those around me. Where it once seemed foreign to me while I was young to embrace friends, it now comes naturally. Sometimes you feel their love coming thru, other times just the motion is there. Yet, it doesn't take away the need that I have to express.
I like to think this statue signifies heartfelt love in the time of need, as feelings left unheard can never penetrate the desire we have to love.
Monday, January 23, 2006
What is considered priority?
My life has mounds of priorities that sometimes can be overwhelming, though every one has importance in some way. Yes, few are of the most importance, but that does not diminish the others in their own way. The feeling of being pulled in a thousand directions can sometimes fog my path. It is at those moments that I stand back, find the quiet, and listen to my heart. This brings me to my center and throws the energy back in my being.
I had to do this the other day as my world closed in around me. I sought out the place where the peacefulness surrounds me and the quiet fills my senses.
I returned refreshed, smiling, and ready to conquer anything in my path. :)
Saturday, January 7, 2006
The Carnegie Museum of Art was on the top of our list to visit while in Pittsburgh. Living there, I would always take the family to see the latest exhibits. Most of the time, I felt I was dragging them there to see something that interested me and not them. While there last week, I ventured off to look at paintings that caught my eye. After what seemed like hours, I went looking for Kelly. I found her sitting and intrigued by this piece of art. I smiled and took her picture. Apparently all those trips to the museum planted an interest of art in her. It was a good site. :)
Friday, January 6, 2006
While back home in Pittsburgh, we took the kids on a tour of Oakland where the University of Pittsburgh is located. It is also Dave's alma mater. This picture is the Cathedral of Learning. It is the tallest school building in the western hemisphere with 42 floors. This is one of the main attractions of the campus and one that we enjoyed showing to them. They've seen it before, but never on a walking tour. Actually a freezing walking tour in the dead of winter. Why not? lol