A recent story on Medium.com brought back a memory from a college art class lecture. Or maybe it was a photography class. It’s been so long I can’t remember. Anyway, I remember learning the concept of Naked Versus Nude in art.Continue reading “Show Me Your Naked Side”
Category: Life Lessons
The Awkwardness of Being Me
I’m an awkward person.
I often respond with a “You, too’’ when the waiter says, “Enjoy your meal.” When we celebrate someone’s birthday at work, I’m the one who coordinates their birthday lunch. The birthday person will thank me and I’ll say, “Thanks for having a birthday.”
Really. I say stuff like that.Continue reading “The Awkwardness of Being Me”
The Dance of Nature
trees sway to the music of the wind
while lakes groove to a melody all their own
bubbling up from a sound deep within
and pulled by the tune of the moon
The Universe Within Us
within me exists a universe
of delightful sparkling stars
and densely heavy planets
of swiftly swimming salmon thoughts
and lumbering whale-sized emotions
of chartreuse green ideas springing to life
and ones yet to form
under the depths of winter’s ice
Wearing the Crown of Self-Worth
“Alas, there’s the sound. The queen requests her tea.”
I watched as my friend Ray poured hot water into a tall white mug over a bag of Earl Grey tea. He smiled at me then padded softly into the bedroom where his wife Bonnie lay rousing from sleep. It’s a ritual they do every morning — Ray being an early riser and Bonnie needing a nudge to greet the day. She gently calls and he answers by bringing her a cup of hot tea.Continue reading “Wearing the Crown of Self-Worth”
I Choose To Be Happy
There is another way to go through life besides being pulled through it kicking and screaming.~ Hugh Prather
I choose to be happy
When I get cut off in traffic
When I don’t get that big raise
When the stories on my blog
gather only a handful of reads
I choose to be happyContinue reading “I Choose To Be Happy”
My Soul Knew My Word For The Year
As I mentioned in a previous post, a few years ago I started a habit of choosing a word for the year. The word then becomes a motto or a theme I’d like to practice.
The year I went through my divorce, my word was release. It felt like the right word after so many years of struggling to make my marriage work. I needed to release all of the things that no longer worked for me.
Last year my word was explore. With COVID still on the rampage, I figured at least the great outdoors would be open. ‘Get out and explore’ became my motto.Continue reading “My Soul Knew My Word For The Year”
The Difference Between Believing and Knowing
An event happened recently which prompted me to delve deeper into the difference between believing something is true and knowing it’s true.
Here’s my takeaway. See if it resonates with you.Continue reading “The Difference Between Believing and Knowing”
A Belated Thank You
At the end of October, a little gift arrived in my email. Tammy at The Mudroom blog sent me this message :
I’ve started a new series called Out of the Attic. I find archived posts that match our theme and repost them on Friday. You wrote about courage a few years ago so your post fits and has been posted today!
Taking a Trip Back in Time
Photo by Valerie Blanchett on Unsplash
One of the most popular questions that’s asked in the getting-to-know-you phase of dating is, “If you could have a superpower, which one would you choose?”
When I’m asked that question, I feel a strong pull to immediately respond, “Flying, of course! How cool would that be?!”
But when I ponder the question further, I think my answer would have be time travel. I’m not sure if it’s actually considered a superpower, but it’d be cool nonetheless. It’d be cool to move forward in time and see what life will be like. But it’d also be nice to travel back in time and take a peek at how I used to be and to maybe have a chance to right a few wrongs.
Continue reading “Taking a Trip Back in Time”