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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

peace march in washington dc.



i am amazed at how many people gathered to voice opposition to the escalation of troops in iraq. we rallied with the organization called codepink. i was inspired by the speakers- who in some cases, risk their careers. i was moved by the military families and veterans who are shunned by some for taking a stance against the war. but as jane fonda mentioned "silence is no longer an option". i was surprised by how little press coverage was actually reviewed the next day -and i heard the washington post did not run the story. the crowd was peaceful, even though a small group taunted from across the street with signs of "go to hell traitors"and had a hanging effigy. it was a long day, flying out at 6am and home at 10pm. may this war come to an end soon.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

spc-" using my voice"


to continue with the self portrait challenge of new year intentions....i recommit to using my voice. this is an ongoing struggle at times, but one i truly am invested in! my relationships personally, and how i interact in the world depend on the courage i can draw up and bring forth. this weekend, i will march in washington d.c., to use my voice to oppose the escalation and war in iraq. check out other intentions here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

happy birthday dear nathan


20 years ago today, my world took on another dimension- that of mother. so january 24th is a day of great significance. another's needs began to direct my own. let me tell you a little about nate, he is indomitable -one who can never be kept down. his greatest strengths (which are also his weaknesses) are intensity, enthusiasm,and a big heart.(and quite handsome too!) though lately i have called him a smoke and mirrors master i know he has time to mature and will. my birthday wish for him is to develop patience and humility. here's to you my son!! happy happy day.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

"thank you sheri"


we gathered to celebrate her life, and grieve her parting....here's to you my friend and all you taught me.

when you knew you where dying and showed such grace this warren zevon song took on such power for me....you helped me remember that i am also preparing to depart this earth.
Keep Me In Your Heart( Lyrics by waren zevon and jorge calderon)

Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath

Keep me in your heart for awhile
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less

Keep me in your heart for awhile
When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun

Keep me in your heart for while
There’s a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done

Keep me in your heart for while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-loKeep me in your heart for while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-loKeep me in your heart for while
Sometimes when you’re doing simple things around the houseMaybe you’ll think of me and smile
You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on your blouse

Keep me in your heart for while
Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreamsTouch me as I fall into viewWhen the winter comes keep the fires litAnd I will be right next to you
Engine driver’s headed north to Pleasant Stream

Keep me in your heart for while
These wheels keep turning but they’re running out of steam

Keep me in your heart for while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-loKeep me in your heart for while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-loKeep me in your heart for while
Keep me in your heart for while.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

grey sky, shoe tree kind of day....

this is more typical for january- grey sky, cold, some ice on the ground and a dusting of snow. i drive by this tree every week and it gives me a good feeling. maybe it's the sense of familiarity-i know it will be there. maybe it's the sense of amusement- shoes in a tree, that's a bit different. today i saw such stark form and joy in this tree that i had to get out and capture its magnificence.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

it could happen!

spc- intentions" let go"

the fortune i have picked twice in one week is most important and really hits home...."leave the burdens of the past behind". i have been suffering by hanging around in memories that are unpleasant. i know i stay there as long as necessary, but i am escorting myself forward today and will stop looking in my rearview mirror. so the intention is be in the now and go foward!

Friday, January 12, 2007

photo friday-"peaceful"


it was mild and moist this morning...i thought of burnham lake, and imagined the woods today. now i see the prompt for photo fri is peaceful.....i knew just where to turn for my image. this weekend is the holiday party (250 people in a downtown hotel) and i will hold on to this memory if i get anxious.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

using my voice

after listening to our government decide to escalate troops in iraq- i must use my voice to protest this madness. my community of 31,000 people rallied about 60 of us to gather downtown and march the streets for an hour. it doesn't seem like much, but i know i'm not alone. i can't keep quiet any longer. on thursday night, MoveOn members across the country organized about 490 gatherings to stop iraq escalation.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

i resolve to keep it moving


the older i get, the harder to lose the extra pounds. i know i feel better when i am active- and i will continue to try and keep the routine going. nothing new here, i have finally realized though that it is much harder to lose the weight that i could easily excersice/diet off in a shorter time in days gone by.......see more portraits of intention

Monday, January 08, 2007

Beck covering The Flaming Lips'

things i meant to say this week are best said by the flaming lips song "do you realize?" Song: Do You Realize? Lyrics
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize good bye sheri and marshall.....

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

"reach for the moon" (spt)

i will attempt to reach for the moon whenever i can.........see more expressions of new year intentions at self portrait tues

Monday, January 01, 2007

happy new year...2007!



i am grateful to be alive. though today, the 52nd time i get to say happy new year, i feel reflective and somewhat melancholy. as f and i took a walk at the botanic garden ( we did this last year also- the makings of a tradition) i watched a young couple strolling and was overwhelmed by "time". i think i need the holidays to fade into memory now and sit quiet in the moment.