Good Morning Sun

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I saw the sun reflecting off the windows of the old Coast Guard station this morning, and it reminded me of how a realization slowly arrives, a bit at a time. First we come across a new idea, and as it develops, if it resonates with our soul and personality, gradually we make it our own, embracing it and integrating it into our life view. New things come along every day. We should make room for them all!

 

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Dark

 

img_4283I wasn’t always a morning person. These days I enjoy the dark quiet hours while the world awakens, when my thoughts are closer to the surface and I listen to their wisdom.

Fog

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It was a perfectly foggy grey day. Wind and raindrops serenaded my writing practice, as they should. They kept me on the sofa working hard rather than roaming the beach for sea glass. Thank you nature, my dear friend.

Patience

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I find these heart-shaped rocks on the beach across the street and bring them back, and place them together with the others, as a reminder to cultivate patience and compassion. I have hundreds of these hard little reminders to soften my own heart, and understand. It works pretty well.

Dawn

 

imageIt is a perfect morning here on the porch wrapped in a blanket. The smell of the sea air, the bird calls echo through my childhood memories, and the sun on my face makes me smile. May this day bring peace and happiness, purpose and light, understanding and rest. Aho.

Childhood

 

imageWatching them, I remember. The push-pull of the waves receeding past your feet; the icy-cold numbness because you wanted to jump one more wave, and then one more; the screams; the laughter; the racing back for your towel, to sit in the sun and warm up. A day at the beach is childhood.

A Kidney Summer

It’s kidney time again, which means two of the grandkids are here for 8 weeks. It’s a crazy, wild and amazing time for us, so, I like to share a bit. So far, we’ve been creating

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Eating ice cream

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And hanging out at the beach.

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G and I built a teepee

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And Sasha’s been keeping the boy’s booster seat warm on the way home from dropping him at circus camp

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Apparently she’s discovered the great advantage of being higher too! They love each other

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I’ve been working on Scotland plans, and knitting socks!

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And drawing facws

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I must get a move on with the two-color tank top or it will be too late to wear it!

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