Category Archives: beauty

My Mother’s China

I’m de-cluttering my house. My summer project. Working my way from room to room. I’m going through kitchen cabinets now and on the very top shelf sits my mom’s china. An attractive pattern with a brown and gray floral border … Continue reading

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The Owl

As I drove down the dark, wooded street I saw something in the middle of the road. Just sitting there. An owl! In the split second of surprise before I swerved around it, the beams from my headlights lit up … Continue reading

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Chillin’

It’s 5:30 on a warm and breezy March day in my Florida backyard. The air is clear and mellow with that slightly golden look it gets between afternoon and dusk, when the sun begins to lower. Lying back in my … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Crows

A cacaphony, a convention, a chorus of crows! Crow cries everywhere. All the day long. Spring migration I guess. Do they crow for the sheer joy of this flawless day? Not too hot, not too cold, just enough wind to … Continue reading

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Rain Lily Boy

I have this memory of a boy. A bittersweet memory more than 30 years old. It’s my son. A skinny ten year old, crooked-toothed before braces, with a thatch of light brown hair and calm eyes. A tender child not … Continue reading

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Magic

He came into the warm kitchen from the chilly night air. I was drying dishes and he took my hand and led me outside, saying, “I  want to show you something.” Then he pointed to the moon, full and bright … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for HSPs

Just back from a workshop for Highly Sensitive People, or HSP’s as we’re commonly called these days.  I learned I’m an off-the-chart HSP. I checked off every “symptom” on the list, including tender feelings. I’m like a Stradivarius. I can … Continue reading

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