Showing posts from July, 2016

25 July

the good In the morning I rise early.... Joe puts the coffee water on and I add the coffee grounds to the french press I start to build the lunch I will bring to work.... cucumber, orange peppers, cherry tomatoes, chick-peas, and fresh mozzarella When the lunch is all packed and the coffee has been drunk.... I walk across the street to the bus stop and head into the city for work the fun kite surfing at sunset The tide and wind conditions must have been just perfect on Friday afternoon. There were so many kite surfers out at Dog beach! the random fog-walking over the brambles of wild rose hips toward home   My wild love went riding she rode to the sea she gathered together some shells for her head she rode and she rode on she rode for a while then stopped for an evening and lay her head down -Jim Morrison The good, the random, the fun

The Sunday Whirl

so....I'm not gonna tell you how to vote I'm just saying  something smells a little fishy to me.... before you find yourself falling under any one's spell remember this: the tides gonna keep on changing... ebb and flow, ebb and flow... give and take, give and take.... I hear you though a little more give and a little less take might not be such a bad deal  look, I'm just calling 'em like I see 'em I'll tell you what I'm gonna do for you.... I'll toss out an olive branch: first thing you gotta keep in mind we're all just sitting on a tiny planet spinning 'round in space it's happening right now... we're dissolving as I write these words we just be trippin' The Sunday Whirl

searching for Sabbath

I have learned that mourning is a time for dance.... there is a dance for sorrow just is there is a dance for joy I dance in the footsteps of those who have gone before me my tears are a salty waterfall  that moves in the light of their shadows   tiny splashes of silver and white it is not to celebrate their lives that I dance though I do cherish their lives- I dance because the sorrow is so great  that I cannot help but move my broken self in recognition There is a natural beauty in a dance of sorrow and I have learned to find it's rhythm within me    Scripture and a snapshot spiritual Sundays

22 July

Beautiful sunsets on summer nights Summer is very magical on this rather tiny island summer evenings often find me walking the beach  camera in hand Tiny toes  in the art studio the day we painted sand castles Bunnies in the clover sleep-overs wild-flower bouquet's on the back steps Friday my town shoot out Friday fave fives Floral Friday fotos skywatch friday Friday my town shoot out soulfood friday     Willy Nilly Friday Five on Friday

19 July

over the bramble and into the fog

Walking Wild

the fog rolled in on the shore the other night.... Did you walk the wild this week?

18 July

the fun rope swing at the dock.... every day....all day all summer long the good sleep overs the random yellow flowers in the side yard The good, the random, the fun   Monday mellow yellow

beauty with inner implications

My heart is  sunlight glittering on the Atlantic ocean and random parts of other people the smell of a beach fire on a summer night  and the sound of the tide in the background orange moon in a starlit sky waves of time that ebb and flow a life time of scattered glances and piercing stares that left me breathless my heart is mountains and green field and the wood of a morning before any one else is awake the laughter of babies and  tiny hands that touched me gently so many tears there are butterflies in the sunshine outside my window as I type this ditty my heart is wabi-sabi everything that is me my heart is love and I offer it to you

Black Lives Matter

I've been thinking a lot about the Black Lives Matter  movement....and the violence and tragedy in these past few days t Psalm 11 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. Let him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

11 July

the fun I got together with my daughters yesterday.  I saw them both but at different times because they live a few towns away from  each other and had different work schedules. the good My youngest daughter is feeling well during her 6th month of pregnancy.  She is just about to begin her third trimester!  the random Another random routine traffic stop where a police officer kills a black man. This one was shot in his car in front of his woman and 4 year old child. I've been giving it a lot of thought.... and I think the first step toward unity and all of us crossing the bridge together is to get the police to stop killing innocent black men. If we can just do that then I think we have a real chance for eliminating racism. The good, the random, the fun sharing his beauty Monday musings

Philando Castile

When I was a girl it was said that I was like my father  ~ So, I am wondering if a four year old girl is like her daddy.... if  the smell of Old Spice will always make her think of him getting out of the shower  if they were laughing in the car just before they got pulled over Did she feel the warmth leave him When the shock of the bullets lifted his body up off the seat in front of her Does she understand that she will never again feel his hand in hers never see the twinkle in his eye when he pulls the quilts up over her in the night Never know his wit How do we stop from weeping for this child who will grow like a bird that can never fly How do we stop killing each other

Searching for Sabbath

t ~ ~ ~ Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For whoever desires to love life  and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. -1 Peter: 8-11 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ In this world we all live in we must learn to be of one accord one mind It means that we must learn to see from another's point of view it doesn't mean we must give up what we believe in or let go of what we stand for but that we must search out the other side before there is no ground left at all We are called to bless, to serve, to love our neighbors as ourselves to seek peace and pursue it and peace is not "our way" or "their

7 July

We walked through the golf course on Monday night to see the fireworks over the Atlantic ocean. We were perched up on the rocks of the jetty so we could see them right over our heads but as we walked back home there were plenty of families set up on blankets on the grass of the golf course Happy Birthday America! This is Marblehead, MA (USA) where I grew up My mum lives there still and it is only a few towns away from where I live now I spent the weekend at my mum's house with my sister who was visiting. ~ As I waited for the bus this morning little 2 year old Mila  drove by with her mother and grandmother  on the way to her last chemo treatment in Boston. Neighbors and friends came out to line the roads with balloons  and home made signs to send her off. Three police cars with lights going escorted her off island and the firetrucks had their ladders extended over the causeway as her car passed

6 July

our house t ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 I stayed at my mum's house the Fourth of July weekend My sister was visiting from another state  We both slept in the guest room in separate beds.... much like we did when we shared a room as girls. My husband and I are considering buying a house...we rent right now. My sister is between houses and staying with a friend while she makes some life decisions. My brother is considering selling his condo and buying something in another town. We discussed buying a three family home together..... wordless Wednesday Watery songlines  Wake up Wednesday Women with intention

Independence Day

The Good My sister came to visit my mum for the Fourth of July weekend. I ended up spending the weekend as well even though I live only one town away. It was like we were little girls again sleeping in the guest room at my mother's house... at one point she said she even peeked in at us while we were sleeping  just for old times.  She spent Sunday afternoon on her old friend's boat. ~ The Fun We brought her dog, Sadie, to dog beach for the first time. Can you see her yellow coat and the yellow tennis ball? She loved the water right from the start. ~ The Random While Holly was out on the boat on Sunday, I went to Crocker Park to see some of our old friends,  The Melody Makers. This is the scenery behind the stage.... at Crocker Park, Marblehead, MA The good, the random, the fun Monday musings Monday mellow yellow making your home sing

1 July

Joe and I went to my family reunion in Yorktown, NY this past weekend. My grandmother had 4 siblings and each one of those 5 original families had a different color t-shirt. The shirt was designed by a family member. We had about 130 people! This is the Keevers branch of the original 5 all in our grey shirts All of her grandchildren and two of her daughters (my aunt passed away last year) My mother and her remaining sister -into their 80s now and still going strong They are beautiful inside and out.   We stayed, for the weekend, in an air B&B about half way there. It was a beautiful old place that had been a working dairy farm and creamery until 1942. It was well lived in but very nice just the same. There was about 4 acres of property and a beautiful meadow we walked out to of an evening. My niece captured a nice picture of Joe and I sitting in the shade. Friday fave fives Friday my town shoot out