Fare thee well

Day 600. I just want to let you all know - rather than just disappearing - that I will be closing this blog. It has run its course and served its purpose (keeping me on the straight and narrow).... and I just don't have anything left to say. It has been a joy to have … Continue reading Fare thee well

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Day 596. It is SOOO easy to sort out other people's problems. I've been trying to stay very aware of this and not get into other people's business; instead focusing on what **I** should be doing. But when it comes to siblings, I fudge a little. I feel I can tell my 'baby' sister what … Continue reading It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Our need for We

Day 594. I've been spending time with my father. He is a fairly recent widower; his wife died, not too long ago. Which means I lost my mother, not too long ago. I am now a motherless child. It was a very good strong marriage, one that lasted for decades and decades and decades. I … Continue reading Our need for We

Starry, starry night

Day 580. "Starry, starry night Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue" --Don McLean I found out recently that a beloved grandparent had committed suicide. It happened many, many years ago - but I was just recently told the truth. I completely understand why it … Continue reading Starry, starry night

Feeling empty

Day 578. I don't know who the sculptor is, but this work of art is truly amazing. I love how it captures the feeling of emptiness. The feeling of giving up because there is nothing there. Hollow. Spent. And I remind myself, don't give up. And I think about how close I have come to … Continue reading Feeling empty

Baby, I’m a rocker

Day 574. "Now don't you call James Bond or Secret Agent Man  Cause they can't do it, like I can  I'm a rocker, baby, I'm a rocker ..." --Bruce! Rock 'n roll is a savior for many - it certainly is for me, and an important part of the fabric of my life. You've probably … Continue reading Baby, I’m a rocker

Be here now

Day 571. "It is of no use to sit in a peaceful forest if your mind is lost in the city" Thich Nhat Hanh I often catch myself not staying in the moment. Such a bad habit. Why do I allow my mind to wander instead of staying where I am? It is a waste … Continue reading Be here now