~summer shorts~ butterfly shadows

I was grateful for this little reminder of the butterfly effect of gratitude, grateful also for the visual reminder that we may be tattered and beat up, but we should keep going, that there is still beauty in our surviving, that there is still sweetness to drink in. . . . → Read More: ~summer shorts~ butterfly shadows

~summer shorts~ firebirth

Though the flames haven’t even subsided, and the hatchling may be weak and covered in all this ash right now, she will eventually emerge powerful and courageous. . . . → Read More: ~summer shorts~ firebirth

~summer shorts~ reclaiming

You can sail forward even when the wind is close to your bow, but there is a reason why they call it “beating to windward.” . . . → Read More: ~summer shorts~ reclaiming

~black and white wednesday~ abide

“My way of finding a place in the world is to write one.” ~Barbara Kingsolver . . . → Read More: ~black and white wednesday~ abide

~thankful thursday~ take care

“I move through my days lighthearted and carefree knowing all is well,” is good for me to repeat. Also cathartic is my walk around the rainy yard sacrificing slugs. I’m grateful for balance. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ take care

mother hands

Patricia Ann, Anna Hilda, Hilda Louise, Anna Louise, but beyond my great great grandmother even names fade out of memory. I repeat their names today, as I began to do on my first mother’s day as a mama. . . . → Read More: mother hands

~thankful thursday~ integrating

Tonight during The Empire Strikes Back I was reminded of this quote that I love: “luminous beings are we; not this crude matter.” I think what Yoda was saying was that we are capable of making our own light. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ integrating

~rainbow mondays~ guard fiercely, but dance joyfully

they guard fiercely, but dance joyfully, and choose to drink in sweetness. . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ guard fiercely, but dance joyfully

~thankful thursday~ a time to refrain from embracing

So many treasures I just took pictures of, but these two came home. I wish I could have taken home the lanky teen treasure, but I just took pictures of him as well. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ a time to refrain from embracing

~rainbow mondays~ shadow gifts

“Like a shadow, I am and I am not.” ~Rumi . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ shadow gifts