First Swim Can Be Uncomfortable!

Oh we water signs!  We could write poetry, paint, sing and talk about the imagery that water evokes in our minds and spirits.  I call it the fountain of youth and definitely one of my muses.  My little modest pool in my back patio area is my water spot.  It is a distraction, my rest,... Continue Reading →

This is Not My Life . . .

This is Not My Life A warm "hello" and kiss goodnight bright eyes, sweet lips a scurry of activities, part of the pack cooking, eating, laughing, telling stories family connection broken times high times silent, I feel dreams, dances, sweet kisses on my head enticing me to a life imagined but not mine waking up alone... Continue Reading →

Little Girl of Mine

Life happens and sometimes it happens rough.  It's like being out on the sea when a storm blows up and there is no where you can go or hide.  You simply have to batten down the hatches and ride out the storm.  Life is like that.  Many years ago I went through a terrible divorce... Continue Reading →

Stop! Slow Down! Chill out!

A note from Sandy I have been snowed in the past couple of days and stuck inside my house without electricity due to a crazy ice storm in Dallas.  Late this afternoon, after help from my neighbor Pickens and a decision to get a hotel room for the night so I could warm up, I... Continue Reading →

Beware of Destructive Mind Storms

Beware of Destructive Mind Storms Storms can blow up in your mind, but don't worry, the weather always changes Arhhh!  That soulish nature in us can certainly be a pain.  You know how you can get a thought under your skin so that it turns from being an innocent reflection to a destructive force that... Continue Reading →

Learning to Hesitate for a Happier Life

“Regret is unnecessary. Think before you act.”  ~ William Shockley, Physicist How many times have you blurted out something in anger, or frustration only to wish that you had kept your mouth shut and your opinion to yourself?  OMG! It happens to me too frequently, leaving me embarrassed and apologizing or feeling like poo! In... Continue Reading →

In flight to Chicago

Flying to Chicago I love the feeling of taking off Kinda helpless You just let go of all control To feel the speed in your muscles And the roar of the engine in your head All that force Gently tacks you to the back of your seat You simply have to submit To the gravity... Continue Reading →

Overflowing

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. - Ray Bradberry

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