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Yearly Archives: 2015

from time to time

In loving memory of our 3 beloved ‘kids’, Pearl, Maggie, and Austin. Miss you like crazy. BLISS by May Sarton Bliss  In the middle of the night, My bedroom washed in moonlight And outside The faint hush-hushing Of an ebbing tide, I see Venus Close to The waning moon. I hear the bubbling hoot Of a […]

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Currently …

Currently . . . — Enjoying some in-home dinners with friends. — Getting some Christmas baking done (and I refuse to say “Holiday” or “Seasons” when I mean Christmas). — Listening to non-stop Christmas music. — Learning how to play more Christmas music on the piano (Silent Night, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Deck the […]

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Where words fail, music speaks

“Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Anderson I love my time with the piano. “The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind” — Maria Cristina Mena Most of you are aware that I’ve been learning to play piano in my golden years. It’s number one […]

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as promised, knitting

Charlotte Eriksson was quoted saying, “… so this is for us. This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know because the beauty is in the act of doing it.” That can apply to anything we do or create, including knitting. My […]

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being touched deeply

I’ve been thinking about light, and love, and grief, and hope. I’ve been thinking about happiness, about silence, about music. “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To […]

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gratitudes

for sharing meals & conversation with good friends; a windy walk on the beach; sunshine in November; reconnecting with cousins.

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