Sunday, February 23, 2014


 view from the deck level...that's a lot of snow...

"life always give us exactly the teacher we need
at every moment.
this includes every mosquito,
every misfortune,
every red light,
every traffic jam,
every obnoxious supervisor
(or employee),
every illness, every loss,
every moment of joy or depression,
every addiction,
every piece of garbage,

every moment is the guro."
~charlotte joko beck

welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

...garment worn by child...

Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.
ambrose bierce

sweater weather continues in michigan.
along with wool socks.
and long johns.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely one night 
& found it had wheels & moved easily in the slightest breeze,
 so now I spend less time sitting and more time sailing.

i have used this before.
came across it again today.
i believe it is always a good time.
to sail.
to let your soul soar.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

...give it sweetness...

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 
― John SteinbeckTravels with Charley: In Search of America

at minus three degrees.
i was attempting to get a frozen bubble.
they were not cooperating very well.
the sun.
trying very hard.
to add warmth to the day.
don't have the heart to tell it.
it is why it is so cold.
we are now at the plus three mark.
isn't the sun beautiful on the newly fallen snow.
take any chance to.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for 
the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  
e.e. cummings

"can you take my picture like this, mom?" 


"This is your LIFE.
 Do what you love. and do it often.
 If you don't like something.
 Change it.
 If you don't like your job. Quit. 
If you don't have enough time. Stop watching TV. 
If you are looking for the love of your life. Stop.
 They will be waiting for  you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing. 
All emotions are beautiful. 
When you eat. Appreciate. Every last bite.
 Life is Simple. 
Open your mind. Arms and heart to new things and people.
 We are united in our differences.
.Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. 
Travel often; Getting lost will help you find yourself. 
Some opportunities only come once. Seize them.
 Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them 
so go out and start creating.
 Life is short.
 Live your dream and wear your passion."
 -The Holstee Manifesto

let in the love.
let in the light.
concentrate on the ordinary.
and extraordinary.
moments will happen.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Sunday, February 2, 2014



above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
those who don't believe in magic
will never find it.
~roald dahl

from the book be.

the magic of taking belly shots.
from (inside) the sliding glass door.
even tho the fluffy white rain drops.
continue to fall.
there is magic to be found.
if you look.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

...we soaked it in...

the light came down like rain & we soaked it in for the winter

is in jaunary's closet.
trying on her clothes.
as i watch it snow outside.
this shadow sums up my mood.
looking at other's bright, warm shadows.
will do me good.
find some time to.
just BE.