Tuesday, October 21, 2014


The essence of excitement is enthusiasm--whose root meaning is quite profound: "moved by something extraordinary, even divine."

Today, I was moved by the play of shadows on every-day things I saw as I walked in the park. The shadow play on these things thrilled me and got me excited. 

Take a stand for a life that's got some juiciness in it!!
(excerpted from "just ONE thing" by Rick Hanson, PhD)


Acorn on table..a meal perhaps?

Two acorns oppose, each in their tracks.

What was once up is down...a tree nonetheless?

Which leaf do I pick up, which leaf is the best?

This tractor is silent while sun starts to flee.

A bench? A table? Which do you see?

A shadow, a sign, waiting for me.

The fence in the shadows still keeps me at bay.

The shadow of bench allows me to stay.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


"All the noise in my brain. I clamp it to the page so it will be still."

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver---page 532

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Garden Greens

"The eyes in the trees open onto my dreams. In daylight they watch my crooked hands while I scratch the soil in my little damp garden. What do you want from me? When I raise up my crazy old eyes and talk to myself, what do you want me to tell you?"

The Poisowood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver