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Hope After Despair–Flower of the Day

My heart opens to beauty and hope after multiple nights of pain and despair. See more flowers at https://ceenphotography.com/2020/05/30/fotd-may-31-peony-wanting-to-bloom/

Kneecap · musings

Mama Said…

Mama said there would be days like this. Did I misunderstand? Maybe she said ‘weeks like this’, or ‘months like this’. Mentally reviewing mother’s various sayings, she never said that at all, but someone’s mother must have said it some time, after all it is in a song, isn’t it? You are now privy to… Continue reading Mama Said…

Fall · Kneecap · musings

Broken Kneecap Equals Pain, Grumbling and Thumb Sucking

I am no longer 24. Well darn, what a surprise. I’m hobbling, literally, around my casita on crutches after a fall on the streets of San Miguel de Allende. This misstep resulted in a great deal of pain, a massive amount of thumb sucking, my yearly dose of anger, and a broken knee cap. I am… Continue reading Broken Kneecap Equals Pain, Grumbling and Thumb Sucking

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February is Over–Finally

Thank goodness another February has passed. I say this annually when the calendar flips to the third month, exposing blank squares with few notations. Like a feather duster, March seizes clumps of sadness and grief and sweeps them into next year. What a relief. We once celebrated all month: his birthday on the 3rd of… Continue reading February is Over–Finally

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Those Pesky Pricks in Life

I came too near a rose-bush this week and got pricked..several times. Which led me to ponder the various ‘pricks’ I’ve encountered in my 7 plus decades of living.  And there have been lots of such injuries. Some pricks are minor nuisances that sting for a moment and then are quickly forgotten. I think those… Continue reading Those Pesky Pricks in Life

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But I Need That Dickie!

Downsizing is never easy. Downsizing someone else’s lifelong accumulation is exhausting. The saga of relocating my stepmother was heard around the neighborhood with loud cries for mercy, extended longing for items not looked at or remembered for decades, and assurances that the move would end her life. It is heart wrenching to uproot someone from their home… Continue reading But I Need That Dickie!

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S.O.S.! “Some Outrageous Sh*t” you won’t believe!

Originally posted on Go Jules Go:
Earlier this summer, my parents went on a long-awaited Alaskan cruise. It had taken my father until his retirement to convince my mom, the infamous Babs, to set foot on the next Titanic. She readied herself with Dramamine and shock therapy and off they went. Over the coming days,…

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We are Left Wondering

It’s 9-11, and most Americans are remembering, writing, grieving, crying, or sharing. I too am experiencing the deep despair I felt as I watched the planes hit the twin towers. The images are fresh in my mind, and I continue to wonder how this devastation, this loss in human lives, this raw hatred helps further anyone’s cause.… Continue reading We are Left Wondering