Ushering in Vision and Symmetry

Adios 2019. An uneven year you were,   leaving me undone and barely passing your test. A descending arrangement, 2019 A year that began with labored conversation and bedside visits. A year that stretched me beyond my defined limits. When the beginning of the year delivered a sad ending— to the depths of darkness, I …

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Only So Many Days

Life sometimes delivers a diversion from what currently is and reveals all that can be. That is exactly what happened to me. I was walking a familiar path that had become stagnant and uninspired.   Looking for the light, I found only fragments of the sun’s rays here and there. I kept walking, accepting that …

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Making More Space for Hellos

My intentional change journey involves taking steps to live my best life, now. An important aspect of this process is releasing possessions, thoughts, memories, relationships, and routines that do not support me on this path. Writing and sharing allows me to clear my crowded closets and frees up valuable space. My poem, letter, or whatever …

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Free Your Story

This week's post comes to you in the form of verse. I was inspired to write the poem, "A Story Set Free," after sharing space with several courageous truth/storytellers in Sandra Marinella's, "The Story You Need to Tell" workshop. The poem also describes my "50 Life Stories" writing journey over the last two months. I …

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Shatter the Sameness

Must see collection at the Phoenix Art Museum. British born artist, Cornelia Parker, created the installation from the charred remains of a Texas Baptist church that was struck by lightning. Creativity and beauty inspired by "charred remains" is a lesson I can incorporate into my own life.Parker, Cornelia. Mass (Colder Darker Matter). 1997. Burnt wood, …

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Life is More Meaningful with You, My Friend

Friends, sisters, sisters who are friends? I will never know, but this photograph symbolizes friendship to me. I photographed these two beauties and their sidekick in 1997, while I was vacationing in San Diego. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art ... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which …

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