Dear Friends, The dawn chorus awakened me this morning. Instead of jumping out of bed, I spent some minutes admiring the sturdy wooden beams that adorn our ceiling. Through the window, I beheld the web-like pattern the fluffy white clouds were making against the beautiful blue sky. I breathed deeply, aware that Nature's magic is … Continue reading An Absurd Reality
Dear Friends, A beautiful Sunday greets me. I breathe in deeply and allow my eyes to absorb the inviting scene that surrounds me. I feel blessed to wake up to another day and be in the presence of the majestic mountains that have been part of untold sunrises and sunsets. If the mountains had eyes, … Continue reading Celebrating Life!
Dear Friends, A hazy, chilly morning greets me today. It reminds me of fall in New York, what I consider the "serious part of the year" because it begins to wind down. October shows off Nature's colors in my surroundings, the verdant hills invite daydreaming and I have to remind myself to stay in the … Continue reading A Kindness Costs Nothing!
Dear Friends, It is almost 11 a.m. I welcomed this renewal Sunday by sitting on the terrace under the sun for a few minutes with our dog, Lila. I took deep breaths and observed her eating her breakfast. Spending a few minutes with her in this manner allowed me to just enjoy being alive, engaging … Continue reading Patron Saint and Senior Citizens Celebrations!