What do you see when you look at this picture? I see life. I see a flower in bloom, vibrant and healthy. I see a flower beginning to fade. I see a change, a transformation I see surrender, letting go I see the promise of new life And I see beauty in every … Continue reading What do you see?
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 familiar … Continue reading Beauty in unexpected places
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 dementia … Continue reading But she’s still my Mom
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 at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony
Isn’t it amazing what we can do with a simple photo app? The peony is from my garden, but I wanted to play. I love watercolor and with a quick free download, my photo is now painter’s masterpiece! Here is the original: It’s so easy to disguise ourselves. In efforts to hide who we truly … Continue reading Before and After
It’s been a rough week…… so, it’s time to + remember what my favorite color is + close my eyes and imagine myself in a place that I love + think about something that makes me smile + look in a mirror and see beauty – both inside and out + count up to … Continue reading It’s Time…..
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 at … Continue reading Synonyms – or are they?