Monochrome Madness 49

Time for Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s  Monochrome Madness 49 Thank you so much ladies for such a fun weekly challenge. Do check out all the wonderful monochrome work by everyone My submissions aren’t new photos. They are two I worked on from my many files, as I’m not as motivated to get out as…

I’ll be home for Christmas

Sometimes it’s like yesterday, so close, you need only shut your eyes for an instant, whisper Christmas, and you are back.  This is a nostalgic time. Our little house on the hill near the University exists only in my heart now, having been put to rest by urban development.  There is Mom at the window waving…

The Road to Awe – in memory of Robin

We never know at the end of the day if we will see another sunset or sunrise, or when we kiss someone goodbye if it will be for the last time. With that in mind we can then embrace the moment as a sacrament, in it’s  entirety, and without expectation. Our lives are fragile.  …

There is a sacredness in sorrow too- as I was told

Thanks so much dear bloggers and friends for your comments, prayers and blessings.  I can’t answer them at the moment but they are appreciated!   And I will be away for a few days. It’s interesting that I had just written a previous post about memories, because I’m bathed in a sea of them now! In…

Our Robin

Yesterday (the 24th) we received a heavy, devastating burden of news. In memory of our sweet Robin who lived with us, a friend, a sister,  a devoted aunt to little Lucy,  a daughter,  my wonderful  “American” daughter, and my daughter’s best friend, -our hearts are broken.  You came into our lives like a shooting star…

Remembering that we are not alone- and in memory

Life is about change and loss.  Because I am learning more about Buddhism I am understanding this more, and as I get older I get more philosophical too.   I struggled with whether to post on this heavy subject but a good friend called me up last week with the very sad news of her sister’s suicide. This is…