October 21, 2014


"granma" ayla inquired genuinely,  "where do lollipops come from?"

lollipops for ayla
"silly girl, don't you remember? we planted seeds
last month!"

i felt her face smile from ear to ear, then her body jolted from me..."i'll race you to the fields!"

in a split second we both were making our way to the back door and the down the steps.  generations separated us, but we caught our breath within minutes of each other.

"when?! when, grandma, will they be ready to eat?"

"soon...we have to be patient, dear."

"patience is not the 
ability to wait, 
but the ability to keep
 a good attitude 
while waiting." ~joyce meyers

October 9, 2014

...inevitably flaws

gold grunge
“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed.
And you are beautiful.”
 ~Amy Bloom

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ~Marilyn Monroe

“To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I."
 ~Ayn Rand

October 5, 2014

October 2, 2014

...hath such grace...


No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face....
~John Donne

September 27, 2014

let God take you over...

lollipod seedlings
“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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September 24, 2014

...a path illuminated

walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light ~ helen keller
cecilia luminates the warrior's path
cecilia illuminates the warrior's path

September 22, 2014

live your truth

royal journey
this photo was taken so as to record the start of yet another work...when i am complete i will post the final product

Live your truth. 
Express your love. 
Share your enthusiasm. 
Take action towards your dreams. 
Walk your talk. 
Dance and sing to your music. 
Embrace your blessings. 
Make today worth remembering.
~Steve Maraboli

September 20, 2014

happiness test

if you are truly happy, you can enjoy the scenery while on a detour~ unknown

the coneflower

September 16, 2014

truth in the bloom

Poem by a self-described 'golden-ager' Eva May Young (no relation)

gone to seed

"Bloom where you are planted,"
I heard a quiet voice say:
"But, Lord," I protested,
"I'm getting older, and beginning to get gray.

"It makes no difference",
This quiet voice said;
"Everyone has a place in life,
Even those confined to bed."

"But, Lord, I am weak and frustrated,
Who would listen to me?
I want to do what I can,
But I can bearly hear, or see."

"Oh, my child, you are so special,
I've made all my children that way;
You have a deep, abiding love,
That encourages others day by day."

"Believe me, my dear child,
I know what I say,
Now, no more back talk!
Just listen and obey."

I opened up my Bible,
And as I began to read,
I was truly astonished,
When I realized my need.
I'd only craved the fun in life,
It's pleasures fed my soul.
But God was telling me,
That's not His purpose or His goal.

To be humble and loving,
I can serve my Savior well,
Then I'll have my mansion in heaven,
Where for everlasting I'll dwell.

Today I found this little gift,
It made me realize how true,
So bloom where you are planted,
And God's blessings be on you...

September 15, 2014

who are you now?

the crossroads

you are now at a crossroads. this is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. forget your past. who are you now? who have you decided you really are now? don't think about who you have been. who are you now? who have you decided to become? make this decision consciously. make it carefully. make it powerfully. ~ tony robbins

pablo quintana peacefully 
arrived in heaven ...
de padre a hijo: usted serĂ¡ profundamente perdido 

sometimes i stop on my way home

and watch the children play

and i wonder if they wonder

what they'll be someday
some will dream a big dream
and make it all come true
while others go on dreaming
of things they'll never do we're all just seeds
in God's hands
we start the same
but where we land
is sometimes fertile soil
and sometimes sand
we're all just seeds
in God's hands
i saw a friend the other day
i hardly recognized
he'd done a lot of living

since i'd last looked in his eyes

he told his tale of how he'd failed

the lessons he'd been taught

but he offered no excuses
and he left me with this thought
we're all just seeds

in God's hands

we start the same

but where we land
is sometimes fertile soil
and sometimes sand
we're all just seeds
in God's hands
as i'm standing at a crossroads once again
i'm reminded we're all the same when we begin
and in the end...
we're all just seeds
in God's hands
we start the same
but where we land
is sometimes fertile soil

and sometimes sand

we're all just seeds

in God's hands

we're all just seeds
in God's hands