Moments

I walk out of my front door to get the phone from my car and I look up The crescent moon shines brightly in the quickly darkening sky Twilight receding, stars ascending and in front of me Stands mighty Orion, with Rigel’s light blazing forth And to one side sits Canopus, with the brightest star… Continue reading Moments

Joy

Make someone happy.  Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life.  In our day to day lives, we are bombarded with messages, overt and subliminal, about the importance of being happy.  Live your life to maximize your happy moments.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  And yet. In the height of happiness, everything seems possible.  The world… Continue reading Joy

The Stars at Night

As I gazed upon one year old twins, I think about my own youth.  Once, I was the baby on the crib, nurtured by parents who provided for my needs, sheltered me from the elements, protected me from harm.  As I grew older, they grew older and so it is with every person, of every… Continue reading The Stars at Night

On an August Day

It was, for August in the Washington D.C. area, a relatively cool day.  In the midst of summer, it was time for a walk in the garden, to take the sun in, to find that even in the undulating continuum that we call life, beauty always beckons, just waiting for us to find it.  We… Continue reading On an August Day

#youwillbefound

For people who love musicals, the hashtag above will be familiar.  It is so fitting that at the moment of great loss, I found meaning in music.  My first distinct memory of my mother was watching “The Sound of Music” so many years ago.  When I posted the last entry on this blog, I was… Continue reading #youwillbefound

Not Quite Sleepless in Seattle

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On the way to an unexpected trip to Manila, the first leg of the trip was a stop at Seattle, Washington.  I have never been to this city and I was hoping that there would be a relatively cloudless view of the surrounding area as the plane approached and landed in Seattle.  Well, it was… Continue reading Not Quite Sleepless in Seattle

The setting sun, not in focus

Many people obsess about keeping the subject of their photograph in focus.  How every part of the image has to be sharp.  How great the bokeh is.  And all that stuff.  Sometimes, you just have to take a picture that you have in your mind.  And if that means the subject is not in focus,… Continue reading The setting sun, not in focus

Ephemeral Beauty

I look up a pink hued sky And my heart beats in rhythm With nature’s beauty, enveloping me With warmth in the still cold April day I gaze upward, and in the midst of the cherry canopy I see a flower, standing still, yet moving me My soul trembles with joy And for a moment,… Continue reading Ephemeral Beauty

And so it begins…

The Cherry Blossoms Rush at the Tidal Basin in Washington is in full swing.  Peak bloom is forecast for this weekend.  I hope the flowers survive the wind storm forecast for this afternoon (40-50 mph wind gusts) and the snow(!?) on Saturday.  Still, have at it, guys (and gals).  Traffic will be horrible, so if… Continue reading And so it begins…

A Message for Easter

The Christian world celebrates the greatest miracle of all – the resurrection of the Son of God, who conquered death and in so doing made life eternal possible for all of us.  When Adam and Eve fell from grace, it was because they disobeyed the Father, the Creator of all things.  God gave them the… Continue reading A Message for Easter