Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This Cracked Life

There's a crack in my head,
in my mind, in my life,
a crack letting in the out
and out the in...
It's a crack of light,
a crack of mystery,
a crack of fear being chased
by a shy little crack of hope.

There's a whispering,
muffled, near, then far,
giving answers to questions
that haven't been asked.

There's wind through the chimes
making music in the night,
right outside my door...

Stepping back in wonder,
I'm asking the darkness:
How does she do it,
this miracle of life?

Take a breath,
and another,
and one more again,
and there you have it,
this cracked imperfection,
this beauty, this life.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Among The Aspens

Last week I drove up into the mountains with friends, and we stopped to admire these aspen trees.

Lying down, looking up...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Meeting MaLu

Last week I met my dear friend MaLu for the first time in the flesh, and was finally able to look into her eyes, after a year of almost daily communications over the internet and phone. What a delight. And here is how it was between us, this, plus a chorus of delicious gasping laughter:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thistle Flowers in my Back Yard

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Two Joy Filled Videos

Here are two videos I've come across in the past couple of days which are both filled with joy. These are wonderful to watch! Please take the time to enjoy them.

1. Christian the Lion

2. Where's Matt? Dancing through the world!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cat looking Out Window

Doodle from Wednesday night's meeting at work:

Monday, July 7, 2008

Self Portrait 7/7/2008

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day Grasshoppers

Here in northern New Mexico, we're in the midst of our annual grasshopper time... tons of grasshoppers, but smaller ones than we've had in other years, it seems to me. Here are a few that I noticed this afternoon, just beore sunset.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

Another year, another July 1st, another birthday for me. Below is a photo from my baby book, showing me at my fifth birthday party. I'm the one in the high chair, facing the camera and blowing a party favor.