Dad · Father's Day · love

An Imperfect Perfect Father

Father’s Day and all is quiet. That tells me my father is no longer cracking jokes, being silly and enjoying life. Sam Williams died 15 years ago. He fell, broke his hip, and when they started to take him to surgery, the doctors discovered he had pneumonia. He died about 36 hours later. He was… Continue reading An Imperfect Perfect Father

doglet · Jasmine · Jaz · Jazz · love

6 Pounds of Love

A sharp, piercing cry, and she was gone. My 6-pound loveable doglet Jasmine died. Suddenly. Unexpectedly. Quickly. And I hate it. She was an adorable little princess. Full of energy. Lively. And an insistent ‘hold me all the time’ companion. The blow of grief struck my heart as I held her limp body and cried… Continue reading 6 Pounds of Love

fear · inspiration · love · reblog · trust

I Trust You — Living, Learning and Letting Go

Thank you to living, learning and letting go for sharing this wonderful video. It speaks to this special season of love, peace and embracing each other. And thanks to Willow’s Corner for passing it on. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and share the love.

Caring · Divisiveness · Donald Trump · fear · hate · Hillary Clinton · inclusiveness · Lies · love · reblog · The Happy Traveler · voting

What Comes Next?

Originally posted on The Happy Traveler:
I heard a news commentator say this morning, with some unrealized optimism, that perhaps the Presidential Debates that begin tomorrow night will at long last be the beginning of a “serious Presidential Contest.” The Los Angeles Times states that, “Scope of Trump’s falsehoods unprecedented for a modern presidential candidate.”…

Hugs · humor · love · musings · Touches · writespiration

A Hug is Still a Hug

She greets me at the door, jumping, spinning, wanting my full attention, demanding to be touched, acknowledged, held. She craves to have my arms wrapped around her in a loving embrace, holding her with tenderness and purpose. She dashes off wanting to show me what has held her interest throughout the day. She enthusiastically drags toys, balls, and stuffed animals to… Continue reading A Hug is Still a Hug

love · War · WW II

Love and War. And Love.

Originally posted on Life in the Boomer Lane:
? There’s a iconic photo taken on August 14, 1945 by the legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstadt. It is the day World War II ended, and the photo is called “The Kiss.” A young sailor in Times Square (We assume he is strong, handsome, possessed of all the…

Beauty · Darkness · Foto Challenge · loss · love · musings · Night · One Word Photo Challenge · Skies · Weekly Photo Challenge · WordPress

One Word Photo Challenge: Night

The coming night skies take my breath away when I watch their reminder of another day’s ending.   And when the light disappears from the skies we push away the darkness hoping our light will sustain us through the night.