Thursday, February 21, 2013


Today, I was chauffeured by a strong wind and a burst of song. I don’t really know who drove my car home from shopping this morning. I seemed to be so engaged in singing an old familiar song that was playing on the radio. I sang loudly in the car as I sat behind the wheel and took every turn with a joy in my heart that sounded from my lips. Although I couldn’t remember all the words to this oldie, I sang on. It felt so liberating to be able to belt out a song where no one could hear the cracking and wandering of my voice. I thought I was truly present in that moment but I probably should have been paying more attention to the road. I was glad that I had chosen to take the back roads home on this dry but blustery winter day. Passing old barns and silos and country homes with charming front porches, I felt I was at last learning to navigate these country roads more confidently.

I arrived safely in my driveway and only then did I realize that I must have been driving on autopilot all the way home. I sat in my car a few moments and gave thanks for my safe arrival but began to wonder: who was really in control of my vehicle all along?   

Friday, February 8, 2013


As the snow piles up outside, and I hear we could be in for a heavy one this time, I’m planning on a B & B day. Not a Bed and Breakfast, or breakfast in bed, although both sound inviting, I mean Books and Beatles of course. I’m preparing for the storm with batteries, lanterns, a radio and precooked foods, just in case the power goes out and lots of good books to read. I might even crochet some Blue Birds.  My Nook and iPod is charged up and I’m ready for a B &B day. Enjoy the snowfall, if possible, and cozy up with some good books and good music. I’ll see you on the other side of the storm.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Something: Murmuration


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Something: Murmuration: Makes me want to be in a small boat, in nature. More from Islands and Rivers   Murmuration from Islands & Rivers on Vimeo .