May 30, 2016

when your soul embarks

from time to time my mind seems to get 'attached' to a particular tune. i hear a song and it will be stuck in my head with the lyrics becoming tattooed on my heart!

a recent 'attachment' had me focused on a song performed by 
death cab for cutie-"i will follow you into the dark"! 
 i decided to paint it out of my system!!!


following you into the dark
when your soul embarks
"...If Heaven and Hell decide
that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their
vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
when your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark..."
~ benjamin gibbard (songwriter)

May 25, 2016

it's something you DO


Marriage
is not a NOUN,
it's a VERB.
It's something you DO.
It's the way you LOVE
your partner EVERY DAY."
~Barbara De Angelis


happy anniversary mom and dad!

May 21, 2016

the world...as she sees it

"If I Could See the World" (Through the Eyes of a Child) Patsy Cline

a tree in a red berry patch (painted by grand-daughter ayla)
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be
There'd be no trouble and no strife
Just a big happy life
With a bluebird in every tree

I could see right, no wrong
I could see good, no bad
I could see all the good things
In life I've never had
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be

If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
Smiling faces would greet me all the while
Like a lovely work of art
It would warm my weary heart
Just to see thru the eyes of a child

I could see right, no wrong
I could see good, no bad
I could see all the good things
In life I've never had
If I could see the world
Thru the eyes of a child
What a wonderful world this would be


May 16, 2016

an enchanted place

shasta daisy
There is a garden in every childhood, 
an enchanted place where
colors are brighter, 
the air is softer,
and the morning more fragrant 
than ever again. 
~Elizabeth Lawrence




shasta daisy is an addition to the lollipop fields collection

May 11, 2016

yes!


elated eleta!
"just say, yes! and you can figure out the details later!" ~unknown

May 7, 2016

my heart always said

 
can i get a witness?
 go for it, my heart said, my heart always said. ~kimberly novosel  
  

May 3, 2016

April 30, 2016

middle-of-the-night, no-matter-what

when we were young
“Everybody has a home team: 
It’s the people you call when 
you get a flat tire or 
when something terrible happens. 
It’s the people who, 
near or far, 
know everything that’s wrong 
with you and love you anyways. 
These are the ones 
who tell you their secrets, 
who get themselves a glass of water 
without asking when they’re at your house. 
These are the people 
who cry when you cry. 
These are your people, 
your middle-of-the-night, 
no-matter-what people.” 
~Shauna Niequist

April 26, 2016

if you tell the truth

'if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything' ~mark twain
remembering


April 22, 2016

the purple one



last night i attended the mumford and sons concert in st. paul
the purple one
the purple one

i had mixed feelings about what the evening would hold.  earlier in the day i had learned of Prince's death.  the unexpected news of his passing fell on me with this odd heaviness.  i think because i have so many memories linked to his music, it shifts my perspective? (aagh! where are my words??!!!)

couple thoughts:
   i arrived at the entrance doors soaking wet! an early evening down-pour doused me while i made my way from the parking lot to the concert.  the song purple rain ran through my head. inside i chuckled!

   mumford and sons provided the crowd with a collective song tribute to Prince and followed up with covering the song 'Nothing Compares 2 U'... i appreciated their effort, but the lyrics speak loud and clear...nothing compares 2 u! 


thank you, purple one, you will be missed!