death & what comes next

for the few weeks after my husband’s father died, there was this overwhelming feeling of numbness. all these emotions were just under the surface, but I couldn’t access them, or maybe I didn’t want to. when I admit it, Rudi has been dying for three years; his body first fighting cancer of the bowel (defeated!),Continue reading “death & what comes next”

collections of earth & sea

O sweet spontaneous earth how often havethedoting          fingers ofpurient philosophers pinchedandpokedthee,has the naughty thumbof science proddedthy      beauty      .howoftn have religions takenthee upon their scraggy kneessqueezing andbuffeting thee that thou mightest conceivegods        (buttrueto the incomparablecouch of death thyrhythmiclover          thou answerestthem only with                        spring)e.e. cummings

thursday thoughts

   I think a lasting friendship is one of life’s greatest joys. There are people who surpass the friend status and become family. Their political opinions, religious beliefs and social ideology don’t always have to mirror your own, but as long as your respect and love for each other is at the forefront, then friendshipContinue reading “thursday thoughts”

friday flowers

//my weekly bunch of beautiful blooms// “Why I Wake Early  Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety –  best preacher that everContinue reading “friday flowers”

falling in love

People (friends, family, work colleagues) are always telling me that I fall in love too easily. Yes, even my husband says it quite often! I fall in love with places, books, bands, foods, friends, movies, animals, quotes, celebrities and historical figures, products, brands and companies. I fall in love with them and hold on to thatContinue reading “falling in love”