for my ears
the sound of rain
Last night's rain made for a happy garden this morning.
"Your story is everything you have seen, done, and lived
up to this point.
You're the only one with your story
and your distinct point of view.
And I believe your space,
your home, should reflect all the unique and beautiful facets
of what makes you, well, you"
for my eyes
looking through some of the weeks beach walk treasures
"The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth,
it can lie down like silk breathing
or toss havoc shoreward;
it can give gifts
or withhold all;
it can rise, ebb, froth
like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can sweet-talk entirely.
As I can too, and so, no doubt, can you, and you"
for my mouth
Savor your blessings.
Give thanks for the harvest of life"
for my soul
yesterday it was National Dog Day
which of course, in our home, is *everyday*
Love this sweet soul more than words could ever describe.
He savors every moment of every day!
"The dog puts his cheek against mine
and makes small, expressive sounds.
And when I'm awake, or awake enough
he turns upside down, his four paws in the air
and his eyes dark and fervent.
"Tell me you love me", he says.
"Tell me again".
Could there ever be a sweeter arrangement?
Over and over
he gets to ask.
I get to tell"
to also be
in the form of
friends and animals
the wind, the tides
pieces of art
and the moon.
for my hands
painting some of the beautiful stones picked up on lake walks
sitting in a basket just waiting for the muse to speak ...
this one was smooth on one side and rigid and bumpy on the other
& became a wild pony like the ones seen and loved in England.
"I know artists whose medium is life itself
and who express the inexpressible without a brush, pencil, chisel or guitar.
They neither paint nor dance.
Their medium is Being.
Whatever their hand touches has increased life ...
They are the artists of being alive"
for my feet
taking off my sandals and digging my toes into the warm sand
walking along the lake ~bliss~
"Follow, follow the sun
and which way the wind blows
when the day is done
breathe, breathe in the air
set your intentions
dreams with care
tomorrow's a new day for everyone,
a brand new moon, a brand new sun"