I brought Luke to the river yesterday in the late afternoon. I'd planned on being there about an hour, but 10 minutes after I arrived, a large group showed up. I don't mind loud or rowdy people who are having fun, but this felt less like fun, and more like potential trouble and I didn't… Continue reading the blessing of choices
When we first got Luke, we were warned that German Shepherds were territorial around their homes, the cars that they routinely rode in, and their food. Luke never lived up (or should I say down) to any of those labels. Labels are dangerous things. They don't have to be at all true for our subconscious… Continue reading Wonderful you
A few years ago, I was starting a new venture in my life, and as I sat with a very close friend talking about it, feeling somewhat discouraged that it wasn't right, she said, "It's too small for you Mary." She went on to tell me, what she thought some of my real talents and… Continue reading as we think of ourselves
I was just about to walk out the door on Saturday morning, for an overnight trip to Burlington, and decided to blow dry the ends of my hair (so it would flip up). This sounds pretty mundane...I mean, who cares if I took a few extra minutes to fiddle with my hair? But it wasn't… Continue reading Connection
There is a great scene in the movie Enchanted April where, after everyone has had an awakening, the elderly woman, Mrs. Fisher (played by Joan Plowright) says to Lottie and her husband, "Everyone has paired off. It seems like the world can only be happy in pairs." Lottie then gives her a kiss on the… Continue reading only happy in pairs?
Jack and I were talking with our friends yesterday morning and somehow the topic of Jon's hat came up. I thought he was kidding (that he had a Mickey Mouse wizard's hat) but realized that, not only did he own one, but he actually wore it at times. When we arrived for dinner last night… Continue reading Bringing light to the world
When I was a kid, dropping everything, to go play with a friend, was a top priority. The older I've gotten and the more responsible, the less I have dropped things to go out and "play", and the fewer spontaneous invitations come into my life. Late Yesterday afternoon, in the middle of… Continue reading dropping everything