Christmas, lights, poetry

Merry Mashup

Merry Mashup ~ a tangle of glories wrapped in silly stories you better be nice Santa knows your vice ~ tots wrangling for toys glittering dolls for boys construction sets for girls the genders have twirls ~ a time for inclusion beyond the illusion underneath the stories masks and glories ~ let the Christmas spirit…

autumn colors, love, poetry

Leaf Love

Leaf Love ~ veins of autumn hues passion burning in my heart the color of love ~ serenade to a leaf your veins stir my passion surfaces ablaze with color burning in my heart oozing shades of orange the color of love

Thanksgiving, love, life

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Loving Life

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Loving Life A friend of mine, Christi Daniels, gave a talk at the local Science of Mind center about coming home and appreciation. Christi talked about her intense year after intending to find a home within her self and all the stuff that came up to show her what was holding her back. The biggest…

summer, love, poetry

Summer Love

Summer Love ~ With summer winding down and the diminishing flowers around town, I’m feeling a sadness. Yes, I love autumn, but the explosion of flowers in spring and summer makes my heart sing. As a photographer and writer who relies on nature and flowers for much of my inspiration, I’ll have to dig deeper…

healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

freedom, vision, Fourth of July

Fleeting Freedom

Fleeting Freedom The Fourth of July and patriotism stir up my feelings about this country and the way we are headed. I would love to see a more inclusive country that embraces the ideals upon which it was founded. Here’s a lovely video that speaks to that idea. Can we have freedom in a healthy,…

flowers, love, poetry

Layers of Love

Layers of Love~ your petals caress my soul with soft velvety layers like a gentle lover you arouse my senses heart throbbing vibrantly alive we merge in oneness lost in the moment

birthdays, relationships, love

Birthday Love

Birthday Love Tomorrow is my birthday.  Last year I celebrated my birthday with my mother, brother, and his family. This year, I’m working at one of my part-time jobs. And that’s OK. I’m rebuilding my finances and making choices to support that choice. Therefore, I’m living in integrity. Plus, more and more, I’m realizing the…