Tuesday, March 27, 2007


things look and feel this new. we are blessed with beautiful weather today.

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Nice Surprise

A great card arrived by U.S. mail today. Learned the new word munificence and was called a chandelier. I am not worthy (: but thanks.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Late afternoon walk on a Sunday
through Foster Fields. The snow
has melted away and oddly a few
trees have little yellow leaves
that have survived the long
winter. During a breeze the
rustling sounded like rushing
water. This is a photograph that
I found online and the dramatic
light reminds me of late afternoon
in the woods here...that and almost
every novel by Thomas Hardy.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another First Post

This is what something new looks like.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

After the Showcase

Back in the office with one of my showcase assistants after the event, dropping off the easels, gathering messages and then out to celebrate. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding these last few weeks.

Friday, March 16, 2007

A Spring Snowstorm

Everything ground to a halt today, schools, offices, stores...all silent. Such a gift from the sky, thanks.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Om Mani Padme Hum

It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in the mantra : Om Mani Padme Hum. Buddha taught many very different methods for removing the cause of suffering, methods appropriate for the very different types and conditions and aptitudes of suffering beings. For those who had the capacity to understand it, he taught the most powerful method of all, a method based on the practice of compassion. It is known as the Mahayana, or Great Vehicle, because practicing it benefits all beings, without partiality. It is likened to a vast boat that carries all the beings in the universe across the sea of suffering.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Showcase Artists

The Showcase rapidly approaches...freespace dance featured in photo above.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Heavy Lifting

Thinking tonight, of my friends who know how to navigate this. So grateful tonight for your wisdom, your kindness and your understanding....in your debt beyond measure, thank you.

Too Much Information

Preparing for the showcase and taking care of all of the little details that a big event requires is sometimes overwhelming. The only thing that keeps me sane is that way in the distance I can see an end to it.

Something Sweet

Last night I baked chocolate chip cookies with chunks of Ghirardelli chocolate, for Owen. He'd had a really rough day. Tonight I want to make peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's Kiss in the middle of each one. I really cannot believe that with all that is going on at the moment - I am taking a break and thinking about baking warm cookies.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Sunday Afternoon

quiet reflection today. acceptance.

"...And several other times in my life, when I was swimming far out, or lying alone on a beach, I have had the same experience. Became the sun, the hot sand, green seaweed anchored to a rock, swaying in the tide. Like a saint's vision of beatitude. Like the veil of things as they seem drawn back by an unseen hand. For a second you see - and seeing the secret, are the secret."

Eugene O'Neill

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Remains of the Day

March arrives
February remains.

Three robins eat berries
In a wild-raisin shrub

Far away from spring


Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Mom is in the hospital tonight with a respiratory illness. Rick is newly released from the hospital - allergic reactions finally calming down and Peter begins chemo tomorrow. Prayers going out in all directions .

Monday, March 05, 2007

In Like A Lion

It's March now and the wind is howling tonight just like it's supposed to. The moon looks full...one day after a lunar eclipse. The ground is saturated from last week's rain and this is when big trees fall. Listening to the wind tonight and keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Who

song by The Who, stuck on my lips today...i sound like an owl.
who are you ?
who who...who who ?
who are you ?
who who... who who ?