Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Your Mind Working

"Like the circles that you find in the windmills
                         of your mind." *

For many of us on days when inspiration takes
hold. . . our minds race.
Thoughts and ideas come and we want
to work them.  Where to begin; how to begin?

That's what creativity is all about. We are
inspired by a piece of music, or we attend a
play or even something as simple as a walk
outside with an open mind.

We can't make notes fast enough. We think
about a poem or essay and then realize there
needs to a beginning and an end--and that is
the point where we stop.

However, the true artist pushes through and
does the work, draft after draft, no matter
what it takes, right?

Happy Birthday today:
Carol Burnett (actress) and Marilyn Nelson (poet).

Lucille Ball died this day in 1989. We all
know the laughter and joy of her work lives on.

May something we create live beyond our
brief stay here.

*Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Peace, Love, and Mercy With a Kiss

Dear Friends,
Two years ago on this date I began posting
to this Blog: 218 posts and over 200 images.
I have heard from readers as far away as Alaska.
My thanks go out to each of you for taking time
to look/see what was on my mind.

How To Celebrate?

Some of you may recall my mentioning Mother
Antonia Brenner (The Prison Angel). Many of you
may know the facts of her life. If not I would
encourage you to read the book about her 
written by two Washington Post reporters.
This woman who gave up everything, always had a 
smile for those she met because she loved as
Jesus did. Unconditionally.

I was blessed to catch one of Mother's kisses with my
camera in 2008. It is not a perfect photo but the love
that she sent out on that day was for everyone!

And so to celebrate . . . 

if you would like a 5x7 copy of this image to
download, please email me and I will be happy to
answer with a high resolution of this photo for you. 


Mother Antonia always signed her notes/letters with

Peace, Love, and Mercy.

And so I close this day with Mother's words & my gratitude.