Monday, April 20, 2015


 Today I heard some one speak of something 
having been a "bridge to a new life." My first bridge was "the white bridge", 
a wooden footbridge that crossed a little creek in a little woods between us & the elementary school. 

I was showing someone a map of Paris yesterday & found myself saying, 
"You must cross the footbridges over the Seine!"

I loved walking all over Amsterdam, crossing the many footbridges over the canals. 
Perhaps they added to the flowing feeling I had in that city.

In a year I hope to cross the bridges of Paris again, 
& maybe go back to Amsterdam 
But for now, I think of bridges that I've crossed, 
including bridges to joy, health, & fulfillment.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Flowers for Easter: Photos

 Happy Easter, Joyeuses Pâques, Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych.

I had thought, how nice it would be to buy a few flowers
to mark this day. 
But at the grocery store I couldn't feel any spirit in
the mass quantities on display.

Meanwhile, a friend received a super abundant bouquet, brimming with color & love. 
She decided to share it with friends by making mini bouquets, 
delivering them by car, a veritable Flowers on Wheels.
Mine was minimal & elegant, 
matching my current need for lightness, airiness, & simplicity.   
      (I'm still working hard at clearing out possessions.)

How lovely, these stems, full of Easter floral tradition,
expressing a spirit of caring & the return of earth's colors.

(Outdoors, there's still a lot of snow on the ground,
& gray atmosphere,
but I did see some crocuses yesterday.)

 Happy Easter, Joyeuses Pâques, Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych.