Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's all around me

How breathtakingly beautiful each day is. How grateful I am for the moments I can truly feel that. I've been thinking a lot lately about so many things -- where I'm headed, what I'd most like to be doing, how to allow myself time to be creative, what's important to write about and share, and how I can reconcile that list with where I am right now.

The opportunities and joys are all here, right now. I just need to recognize and seize them.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A little break

I'm going to take a little blogging break. Nothing's wrong, no deep philosophical musings afoot -- just feeling the need to spend free time doing other things for a while. Back in a bit!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The song of joy

Dean and I heard the wood frogs today for the first time this season!

Their song is surprising; for years I mistook it for bird song.

Winter must finally be read to head south. I'll wave goodbye to her as she goes to visit my friends in Australia and Tasmania and other parts down under.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy 13th!

Every single birthday, every single year, has been special and significant. That feeling grows with time -- it doesn't diminish, even if just a few of the outward trappings seem to become a little more low-key.

You have a smile that's easy, ready, and warm. Your eyes twinkle when you smile.

You care deeply about the people who are important to you.

You are kind, your heart is big and generous, and you can forgive.

You are curious, eager to learn, and willing to try.

You have a terrific sense of humor and you are willing to laugh at yourself.

It is a joy to hear you play the piano; you have a real gift.

You are interested in the world -- in people, places, ideas.

You love animals and it leads you to be knowledgeable about them, and willing to work hard on their behalf.

You love to play soccer and you put your speed, grace, and agility to such good use on the field.

As athletic as you are, you are also a true sportsman; you work hard to win but accept defeat graciously and are willing to put the feelings of others ahead of your desire to win.

You are terrific at figuring things out, at solving problems, at remembering.

You are a collector; you love to start, build, and care for collections.

You are a great friend, and people like being around you.

I love you, Dean, and I will always treasure this anniversary of meeting you, of having you join me here on this journey.