Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness

~ Anni Albers ~

~ watercolor by Auntie Em ~

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Doing right by others...

Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai and Rabbi Yehoshua were on their way out of Jerusalem. Seeing the destroyed Temple, Rabbi Yehoshua exclaimed, "How awful for us --- the place where the sins of Israel could be forgiven lies in ruins."  Rabbi Yochanan replied, "My son, do not grieve.  We have another, equally effective form of atonement. What is it? Acts of kindness, for it is written: 'I desire kindness not sacrifice.' "        ~ Avot de Rabbi Natan ~

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Last Munchkin...

How sad.  On May 24th 2018, Jerry Maren the last
of the Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz died at age 98.

He will forever be remembered as one of The Lollipop Guild. 
 One of three boys who march up to Dorothy to welcome her.
He hands her that giant lollipop.
May he rest in peace.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Walking in wilderness...

Surely the Lord your God has blessed
You in all your ways; He knows
your walking through this great wilderness.
    Tolkien said that 'Not all who wander are lost'.  Too often we walk and see nothing because we are mentally distracted and are oblivious to our surroundings.  Many people use the gym or engage in aerobics or other forms of workout without caring for their psyche or their spiritual well-being.
     To walk meditatively is to enjoy the environment through its colour, texture, sound, design and apparent beauty as well as through its inner sound, silent music, and immediate presence.
 My beloved is the mountains, the solitary wooded valleys, strange islands. . .silent music.
                                                                                              St John of the Cross 
painting by "mystele"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Valentines...

~Happy Valentine's Day to all~

"Marigold, Screensaver"


Friday, December 22, 2017

I still love you more

For my Dearest Sailor Boy, from his Navy Wife.  
I still love you more than ever!

~Swami Sivananda~

Swami Sankanaranda I wish you for your next year the best Parivrajaka.   I have been reading about a great man you quote frequently ~Swami Sivananda~ What a wonderful life he lived! Blessings to you once more for your travels.