A Message of Hope this Friday

Spring is usually my favorite time of the year. I love the tiny yellow green buds dotting the bare branches of winter and their promise of abundant new life.  I took a picture of such a tree on a brief walk the other day.  (As I live in New York City, I practiced social distancingContinue reading “A Message of Hope this Friday”

Turning Point

A time when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. A point at which significant change occurs. Imagine a dancer. You choose. A ballerina spinning with supreme control. A modern dance interpretation. A jazz gyration. Swing dancing in synchronized, yet wild enthusiasm. A powerful footfall through hip hop. Do itContinue reading “Turning Point”

Just for Today

Just for today, I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes toContinue reading “Just for Today”

We’re All in this Together with Virtual Choirs

One of the discoveries I have made whilst in isolation is the virtual choir phenomenon.  The first one that came out during this homebound time was the Chino Valley High School Choir’s “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.”  And then Berklee College shared one and then… Here are a few to enjoy this Saturday… ChinoContinue reading “We’re All in this Together with Virtual Choirs”

A Garden Tour or a few…

As many of our favorite gardens are closed to visitors this year, I thought it would be nice on this day of Spring to visit some of the world’s best gardens.  I guess these gardens are our secret… “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”  FrancesContinue reading “A Garden Tour or a few…”

Hope

  I barely can sense it’s shiver of awakening. But. I stop in stillness, Searching for the shimmer. In a drawn down lip-line, In a shallow breath, In a tear-drop caught in its passage. My consciousness whispers that it’s there. My footsteps inch toward it. It must be! Because. I hope for it. By SusanContinue reading “Hope”

Rain

I have always envied my friends who love to live in rainy places.  There’s the friend who said, “I Iove to fall asleep to the sound of rain drops falling on my window sill.”  I didn’t understand it then, and I still don’t understand it now. I think I have always suffered from Seasonal AffectiveContinue reading “Rain”

Sustenance

Weather not always balmy obstacles appear amid swirling wind and storms former experiences illumine strong ropes: faith, hope, love Biblical passages apply over centuries these guide provide balance become sources of courage and strength when mountains overwhelm grasp ropes tightly     I Corinthians 13 “ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. ButContinue reading “Sustenance”

Lord, Make us Instruments of Your Peace

For our Sunday musical reflection this week, I am sharing “Lord, Make us Instruments of Your Peace.”  This is based on the Prayer of Saint Francis (1181-1226).  As many of us in the world today are sheltering in place, our staying home is an Act of Peace.  We are saving lives by staying home.   YouContinue reading “Lord, Make us Instruments of Your Peace”

Kindness

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. HowContinue reading “Kindness”

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