She passed away in her sleep this morning.... quietly and peacefully.
The sun is shining today and the sky is blue.
Thank you for your prayers.


Life passing...

Life is a strange and wonderful thing.
At this moment in time... there are no words
I am at the hospital.
My grandmother has said her goodbyes - she is ready to go.

Please pray that she passes quickly and peacefully. She has been fighting so hard - she is tired - and ready to go home...



this exit? feelin a bit like Alice...

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'

`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.

`I don't much care where--' said Alice.

`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.

`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'



[Land] is convinced that images can be as effective as words and that every person has a latent ability to make effective contact with another through visual statements.
-Ansel Adams


the great puzzle....

Alice took up the fan and gloves, and, as the hall was very hot, she kept fanning herself all the time she went on talking: `Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, THAT'S the great puzzle!'


bright as yellow - for Alison

And you live your life with your arms stretched out.
Eye to eye when speaking.
Enter rooms with great joy shouts,
happy to be meeting.

And bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.

And I do not want to be a rose.
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,

but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.

Even if I'm shouting, even if I'm shouting here
Even if I'm shouting, do you see that I'm wanting,
that I want to be so
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.

bright as yellow by - the innocence mission - you tube

one day at a time

Notes... to myself

I am thankful for sunshine and rain
for blue skies and grey
for friends and family - past, future, and present

I am thankful for work and for downtime
as it gives me time to reflect, reorder, and rejuvenate
-life is too short -downtime is important

I am thankful for children
they challenge us, keep us moving, show us what love is,
and teach us patience and grace

I am thankful for life and all of it's challenges
and am grateful that it comes at us one day at a time

One day at a time.
I do not know the future - I try to lay my worries down
to be thankful

... one day at a time