Color, My World

And This Gives Life To Thee

Yesterday, the world paused as the great Notre Dame burned. And as I watched, and tried to make sense of it all, I couldn't help wonder about the old English poets, and how they tried to tell us about statues and buildings and man-made structures. Yes, there needs to...

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I Have Great Faith In A Seed

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. "  Henry David Thoreau In my past life I must have been a gardener.  In the spring,...

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Been Down This Road A Time or Two

Nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC. The ingredients included beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, and vegetable dyes. This was the formula for a long time, as those were the only resources to work with. Nail polish as we know it was changed in 1922 with the...

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It’s Been A Good Year For The Roses

Some version of the saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" has been told to pretty much every person from birth on.  In every language.  In every country.  We get it, we all get it, but it's hard. I mean, sometimes it's kind of fun...

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Lift Up Your Head, Princess

Lift up your head, Princess.  If not, the crown falls. I was told this once by a friend of mine as I was down & out about decisions I had made and whether or not I could ever pick myself up again.  I'm not sure, but I think we all get that way from time to time,...

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Times Long Past

When one door closes, a window opens.  That's how I feel every year at this time.  Nostalgic.  Heavy headed.  Melancholy.  Reflective of times long past.  Like it's the end of something big, yet the small start of something better.  I can't remember me being more...

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How I Got Here

As my daughter starts another school year, and nostalgia hits hard upon seeing posts from friends who's kids are at varying stages of sending them off the school ~ from grade school to high school to college ~ I can't help but wonder about my life and how I got here,...

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The Sand, Man

I am fortunate to live pretty close to Lake Michigan so I often run with my puppy to the beach.  As we approach the beach she pulls harder and picks up her pace and we always splash in at full speed, which means my running shoes & socks get soaked.  This also...

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All Are Welcome In This Place

It's funny how certain songs or poems spring up in our memories when we least expect them.  There's a song I learned in church a long time ago called 'All Are Welcome'.  I liked the song and would always sing along loud and proud and off-key.  Yet not until recently...

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