Tag: hope

Questioning, Questioning. Death and Rebirth. People and Things.

How much validation is there in the Christian practice that seeing the dead body helps to obtain closure? Do the Jews get over it much more slowly than those that have the ritual of an open casket? If so, I think I’m ready to see it, the dead body. (I don’t really want to see it.) But […]

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Feeling Yucky at 9… or 49

Sometimes my little guy withdraws. If he is angry or annoyed or sad or experiencing anything beyond what most of us would describe as simple, unpleasant emotion he clams up and there is what feels to me like an impossible wall to penetrate. I keep trying. I keep hoping. It breaks my heart because, for […]

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Gray Skies at Gardiner

Sunrise today is not how it’s been. Two minutes past and the sky is gray; not bright and colorful as I’ve been experiencing so often.  This sky-scape captures it’s own magnificent beauty. I am appreciative of the feeling it has to offer. I love that I would not normally interpret this moment as beautiful though […]

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Letting Universal Attraction Lead the Bear Mountain Hike, Sedona, AZ

God is an incredible artist! The way the colors blend and contrast looking out from this Sedona summit are unreal. There is no explanation. On the hike up to this peak at the top of the Bear Mountain trail we were challenged and awed.  One of our games was to find letters in nature that spelled […]

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The Quarter Moon and Friends, Setting an Example

The quarter moon sits nearly alone in an early-morning powder blue sky.  Even though it only shows a part of itself, the power that it commands is unmistakable.  I know there is more to that moon, though it waits it’s turn to light up fully and show it’s capability.  One visible star fades from view dissolving […]

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The Swan Picture from Moms

When my mom passed away and my siblings and nieces and nephews and children and I were talking about things that we wanted to keep of hers all I could think was that I wanted nothing more.  I had so much already.  She was such a big part of my life as well as my […]

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I Am a Sunrise Girl

I am a sunrise girl. Don’t misunderstand me. As my daughter will contest to, the sunset has been known to take my breathe away. I have gasped at many an incredible sunset. One time when the magnitude of beauty was so intense during a sun setting in the valley of the Adirondacks in Lake Placid I swear I had an […]

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