Sunday, August 8, 2010

go on. . .

. . . give yourself a laugh today.   

Saturday, August 7, 2010

staying afloat

A few things inspiring me/contributing to my survival as of late. . .

>> A fantastic song I first heard in concert a few years ago. It washed over me unexpectedly again today, the lyrics somehow like a prayer that hit me in the heart.

>> "Your Beautiful Secret" and the Waiting for Superman trailer (both of which, I admit, made me cry)

>>The amazing blog of an amazing little boy. There is a backstory; ask me about it sometime.

Hope you find some inspiration of your own this weekend, including a few things that are "just for beauty's sake."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open."

Martha Graham

Sunday, August 1, 2010

lazy sunday

Gathered a few essentials and planted myself firmly on the patio

where I propped up my very-German-as-of-late feet and made a dent in my summer reading

while Pepper (what else?) sniffed around the yard

and found her favorite toy

until she heard the sound of shortbread being unwrapped.

Begging got her nowhere, though, so she soon found a friend to curl up with inside. Which earned her sympathy and a belly scratch, sure. But no shortbread.