Beauty in unexpected places

My Mom spent her final two years in a nursing home, confined to a wheel chair, suffering from dementia.  No matter how many times I went to see her there, I never got used to it.  I would see many of the residents spending the day in the hallways, just sitting  existing.  I grew familiarContinue reading “Beauty in unexpected places”

But she’s still my Mom

I haven’t’ posted for a bit because I’ve been with my Mom for her last few weeks .  About two weeks ago her earthly journey ended.  Before I continue, let me acknowledge a few things: Yes, she was 93 years old and lived a full life Yes, she was in a nursing home with dementiaContinue reading “But she’s still my Mom”

Lessons learned from a peony

I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers!  They are just so magnificent and majestic.  It takes a while  before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait.  They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that atContinue reading “Lessons learned from a peony”

Synonyms – or are they?

   How do we experience everything?  We see, we hear, we smell, we  taste, we touch.  Our five senses are our windows to the world. We can’t block out our senses, if our eyes are open, we see.  We can’t not hear the sounds around us, etc.  And yet, even though our senses are bombarded atContinue reading “Synonyms – or are they?”

Mirror, mirror on the wall….

So, Phil’s comment from yesterday got me thinking…. Which fairy tale would I recommend??? I love happy endings…we see that a lot in these tales, maybe that’s why they are so popular. But after some insomniatic (is that a word?) thinking I began to look at these in a new way – let’s have someContinue reading “Mirror, mirror on the wall….”