Monday, July 28, 2014

Magnificent Things~

"Like all magnificent things, it's very simple." 

Happy 82nd birthday, Natalie Babbitt! The American writer and illustrator is the author of the haunting children's classic, Tuck Everlasting.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Who we are~

"The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things."

Storyteller Jean Shepherd (born July 26, 1921) was a fixture on American radio from the 1950s to the 1970s. He is best remembered as the voice of the narrator in A Christmas Story, a classic holiday film based on his semi-autobiographical tale.

This is so perfectly true~the condition of being human~

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lonnie Remembering Robin~

For Robin...
"They left me with your shadow, saying things like life is not fair and I believed them for a long time. But today, I remembered the way you laughed and the heat of your hand in mine and I knew life is more fair than we can ever imagine if we are there to live it." ...Brian Andreas/StoryPeople
July 19, 2014


Wabi-sabi meaning

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


So true~ I feel like lying in the grass, looking up at the clear blue sky and staying right there until my body and mind are restored~ We lost our entire home as we knew it, to a washing machine flood~ the house is empty, flooring torn up and gone, every personal item either damaged or packed away and living in storage somewhere in St Paul, a shell.  We can't have visitors or tiny little feet tramping across plywood floors, tack board everywhere, and dirt~ As the days wear on, so do I~ being idle is not a waste of time~ it's what I need... I just can't do it right now~ I get up and wait.


It's all about love~isn't it!

Being ME!

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.. 

Anna Quindlen~  You are so wise Anna Quindlen and so wonderful!! We humans are always a work in progress~clj
Happy 62nd birthday, Anna Quindlen! The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also writes novels, including One True Thing, Black and Blue, and Blessings.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." 

The first black justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall (born July 2, 1908) was part of significant civil rights decisions.