Color, My World

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 means...

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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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Every Day Artist

Sometimes I just paint. I've painted on tables, chairs, my arms, my legs, walls, beds, picture frames, floors, books, clothes, desks, computers, pets, houses, boats, rocks, windows, and canvas.  I've made messes.  I've gotten my hands completely covered in paint. ...

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You With The Sad Eyes

I see your face everywhere, I stop to look and try not to stare. Half hoping it's you, relieved when it's not.  Dear God, for real, will this every stop? Look up, look down, look away, for if you stare too long, you will waste your whole day.  My heart won't sing and...

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Another Story Must Begin

Auld Lang Syne.  We have all sung it, or tried to sing it, on New Year's Eve as a kind of farewell to the old year and toasting the new. Loosely translated, it means "long long ago, "days gone by", or "for old times sake".  There's a poem written in 1711 by James...

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Hey, Deer, It’s Christmastime

Christmas should be a lot of things.  But to me, above all else, it should be fun.  Mischievous.  Whimsical.  It should be a time where we can laugh at the absurdity of chaos in our lives and welcome the time with friends and family who always take the time to get...

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To Be Seen As We Truly Are

The kitchen cupboards in the house I bought a few years ago were white.  And although clean and chic, on a whim last year, I took all the doors off and painted them turquoise.  I can now see all of the beautiful pottery I have and the color of the cupboards is so...

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Some Are A Melody

There are many songs and poems about staying forever young. But what does that really mean? Doing foolish things, not a care in the world, playing in the rain, laughing at silly jokes, talking to our friends for hours, listening to music, learning new things, dancing...

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