So many lovely surprises. Postcards, cards, letters, emails from friends I haven't talked to in a while---in some case years. Neighbors reaching out to help with grocery shopping. Groups setting up zooms. Best, this morning I received a video of my fourteen month old great-grandbabies (by once-removed-kin) dancing to Bolero. Life does go on--dancing.
I was walking my dogs this morning when I saw the three-year old twin boys on their twin swings, and heard their grandpa saying, "Up...Up." Across the street, I saw five-year Damien hosing down a truck tarp, his dad sitting in the truck's bed saying, "Good Job." I saw ten-year old Jason riding his bike … Continue reading COLLATERAL BLESSINGS VI
A true blessing....I have Denise Clark (Clarke Communications) on the other end of my internet teaching me how to blog!
My son, Ben, a software engineer, is working from home. Ben’s wife, Tami, is in the “front line” at the V.A. My dogs need a walk, and I want to get out before it starts to rain my husband, Ernest, wants to stay home and talk to his daughter in Maine while she is free … Continue reading COLLATERAL BLESSINGS IV
My book case of poems holds six books by Mary Oliver, and they hold eons of wisdom. This one works for me right now. PRAYING It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together … Continue reading Mary Oliver
Yep. Binge watching “Love is Blind.”
For many years I have said the “Serenity Prayer” --- God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. But, now, five days into sequester because of the corona virus outbreak, I feel the prayer. I am … Continue reading Collateral Blessings II
Lots of time, sequestered now, to do random re-reading in the books of poetry that fill a case in the living room. No goal in mind…just open to hearing/listening. Last Fragment And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the … Continue reading A Lasting Fragment
When I heard the news of the “war” on the corona virus, I did what I always do when confronted with seemingly insurmountable troubles: I slept. I slept nearly the entire week-end, sequestered at home with my cat, two dogs, husband, food, heat and Wi-Fi. This morning, gratefully, I woke up with my “optimism gene” … Continue reading Collateral Blessings I
The Papillons’ breeder, Trudy, parks her van in our driveway, and we carry Petco dog-stuff into Lily and Bashi’s designated room in their Forever Home. The human guest bed is still in their room but the south wall is ready for everything dog. Trudy plugs the “dog calmer” into the south wall socket. The Paps … Continue reading Settling In