Sunday, November 19, 2017

First World Day Of The Poor

       Did you know?

                   (I didn't.)

If you follow the above link, you will find words of wisdom, compassion
and love for the poor from Pope Francis.

Sample  # 8

8. "At the heart of all the many concrete initiatives carried out on this day should always be prayer.  Let us not forget that the Our Father is the prayer of the poor.  Our asking for bread expresses our entrustment to God for our basic needs in life.  Everything that Jesus taught us in this prayer expresses and brings together the cry of all who suffer from life’s uncertainties and the lack of what they need.  When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he answered in the words with which the poor speak to our one Father, in whom all acknowledge themselves as brothers and sisters.  The Our Father is a prayer said in the plural: the bread for which we ask is “ours”, and that entails sharing, participation and joint responsibility.  In this prayer, all of us recognize our need to overcome every form of selfishness, in order to enter into the joy of mutual acceptance."


Friday, November 17, 2017


This evening along the creek bed
the lingering autumn light shed gold
on nameless trees and shrubs. 

And sometimes that unexpected light shines
on a writer and it's a beautiful experience.

First Things 

Here Is What I’d Like to Say to You | Kathleen Gunton

Caveat Lector


      Gratitude is the word for the day.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Walker Evans

This photographer documented people

who lived during the Great Depression.

Born on this day in 1903. He died in 1975.

Walker Evans captured life in black & white.
Today (for many reasons) we have a choice: 
color or black & white.

                    You choose.

Enjoy your world and capture whatever moves you.