Morning Haiku

Beetle

Clear and cloudless sky
With no distraction above
I spot the beetle

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Take a Shot

Hockey Shot

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. (Wayne Gretzky)

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Branches Beckoning

Outstretched fingers

Branches beckoning in the breeze
Their outstretched fingers
Eager to catch each drop of rain as it falls

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Playing with What Ifs

My first video reposted! Here’s a simple tool for igniting your creative spark or breaking through blocks.

I love rewatching this video because it is the only one in which Liza Jolie was my co-star. Actually, she’s the only star in this video; I think she stole the show.

Lizie passed away almost eleven months ago. I still miss her so.

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Morning Observations: Geese

Snow Geese in Flight at Sunset

Monday: A sole goose flying overhead honking frantically; to hear her created angst in me.

Tuesday: A sole goose flying overhead greeting the morning with an occasional honk.

Wednesday: A sole goose flying overhead calmly, gracefully, silently.

How I long to know what each of those geese were thinking.

Sun Blooming in a Tree

Sun Blooming in a Tree

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Clouds at Sunrise: A Metaphor for Life

Clouds 1

Clouds to the West at sunrise

Clouds 2

 What a big difference a few seconds make.

How is this a metaphor for your life?

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The Life That Is Waiting For Us

Coiled Green Snake

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. (Joseph Campbell)

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Cloudless Sky

Blue Sky

Flawless blue sky -
At first glance I’m disappointed by the absence of clouds.
I let both this feeling and my attachment go.
With no distraction from my billowy friends,
I am drawn to the Linden tree across the street
And mesmerized by the play of light on its branches.

Lesson: There is always something worthy of note if we’re open to it.

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Zydeco’s Bark

Zydeco with His Ball in Mouth

Zydeco with His Ball in Mouth

Zydeco barks madly
Adamant in his demand for attention.
I feel an urge to cover my ears with the palms of my hands.
“Zydeco,” I say, “You are a noisy dog –”
A small voice interrupts:
“Some day, you won’t hear his bark anymore.”
I finish my sentence:
“And I love you very much.”

Zydie with His Frog

Zydie with His Frog

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Sunrise This Morning

Clouds at Sunrise

Slate clouds
Pale gray sky
Splashes of soft burgundy light
Overcome by beauty
I cry

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