Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cause and Effect

Taking stock in life on a much more intense level than usual. Trying never to think the grass is greener on the other side. Whatever that side might be or entail. Simply trying to evaluate, accept and appreciate life for what it is. Accepting the inevitability of reactions caused by actions or words. Repercussions, good and not so good, a result of something said or done. Learning to accept without allowing feelings of despair to take hold. Each moment a reflection possibility.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Art Lover

With poignant, beautiful descriptive words, a world not known before comes alive. Stories of lives and situations, representing the possibilities and inevitabilities. Painfully honest and, at times, liberating.

Colors overlapping, created out of passion, vision, energy, love, brush strokes. A visual interpretation of life, love, anger, pain. The smallest details creating depth, portraying emotion. Words omitted, not needed.

Eyes closed, listening to the sounds, each contributing to a well-orchestrated piece of art. Joining forces are the riffs, beats, words, voice, tempo. Chaos coming together to create harmony.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


With the touch of the sun, petals awaken.
Moisture-kissed; renewed suppleness.
Existential beauty, given life by earth.
Blooming for all to see.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

This Week

This week I found myself teaching five different groups, practically back-to-back. During some of the evenings, while listening to the pounding of water on the pavement and rooftop of our home, I reflected on each day. While the work was not expected so quickly, nor was I fully prepared, the challenge of having to quickly prepare is like an extra shot of espresso in my beloved latte. Liquid adrenaline. Driven by the surge of energy helps to calm the nerves when most important. Four out of the five groups were new and I somehow managed to stand up in front of each group and talk and teach. Teaching is nothing I ever expected I would enjoy doing but we don't always realize the gifts that we're given and how they're to be used. This week, surviving a hailstorm of responsibilities that came as quickly and unexpected as the rain.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


A light rain falling from the sky, moonlight peering through the clouds. Wind blowing, cool and brisk. Puddles on the ground. The ending of a perfect day.

The sun shining through the random clouds, blue sky peeking through. Cool air streaming through the windows. Blowing strands of hair into my face. The beginning of a perfect day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Some days are great days without a special or specific reason. It doesn't have to be a holiday, birthday or anniversary. It can just be a great day for no reason at all. Today was an amazingly beautiful winter day in the desert. Traveling to our different destinations with the windows rolled down allowed for an amazing breeze to blow through my hair. The wind was cool but the heat from the sun was warm, making for an amazing drive. I take none of this for granted as I watch the news to see and hear about the devastation in Haiti in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. Everyday I'm reminded that it could be my last. I don't focus on it. I don't live in constant fear of it. But I do remind myself that I cannot take anything for granted.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lotus Ascension

Ascending upward, not looking back.
Evolving from a bulb, no gain sans pain.
An honest look within; passion leads the way.

Not looking back, just going forward.
Never take for granted, each petals offer.
Reflect on life; here and now.

Looking up to light, the lotus ascension.
Petals blooms, each its own story.
Rays of light; possibility looms.