I smell the olive trees scenting the air with their sweet sweet perfume. Every year I wait for them to bloom. It is such a delight to drive along to do some homely chore, and without warning the inward breath is filled with that lovely odor. And this is the season for the sacred… Continue reading Summer Goings On
Bless the rain Tho’ it ruined the bar-be-que. Thank the rain for watering the garden and one less chore on a busy day. Honor the rain tho’ it makes my hair go straight as string and there’s nothing I can do about it. Praise the rain for green healthy plants and strawberries and puddles where… Continue reading Bless the Rain
How do they do it? Rush and race and rage on the roads On a morning like this, when the sky is clear and holds promise of a glorious day? When the air is fresh and cool and smells of new blossoms, what is so important that they don’t even notice the velvety bunny at… Continue reading Ten Minutes
We are all Earthlings. Before we are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Jewish, we are Earthlings. Before we are black, brown, pink, beige or chocolate, we are Earthlings. Before we are Canadian, Venezuelan, Polish, Turkish, Chinese or Kenyan, we are Earthlings. We are all Earthlings, whether or not we are fathers, grandmothers, aunts, twins, or… Continue reading First, We Are Earthlings
The old man walks, slowly, with a wobble. He is thin and frail. He sometimes falls asleep, mid-thought. He says things in answer to questions asked long ago. The old man is grumpy and impatient. He often roars at the world and snaps at those closest to him. Do they not see? This old man… Continue reading Old Man with a Wobble
Carson City, Nevada was a smaller town when we lived there. We only had a few stores. If we wanted to buy certain clothes or specialty items, we made a trip to Reno. We had a couple of small malls. One had J C Penney, the other had Skaggs Drugs and K-Mart. My three year… Continue reading The Pink Girl
A question has come up about how long it takes me to be ready to leave my house after morning chores, which include gardening and tending chickens. I often have wet, muddy or cold feet after spending time outside. When I come inside, I always wash my feet and put on fresh socks and shoes.… Continue reading Wash Your Feet~ memories and well used advice.