this morning's fog

Dear Winter,
You try to fool me with your beauty
- stark and fog-enshrouded -
mysterious, some might say,
but you know what?
Beauty is only skin deep
fleeting, too.
You should think about cultivating some other attributes
just being pretty
ain't doing it for me.
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A prayer for Haiti and love for the one and only Mr. Bono

"The one thing we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor.

God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house...

God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives...

God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war...

God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives,

and God is with us

if we are with them."


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Caretake this moment.

Immerse yourself in its particulars.

Respond to this person,

this challenge,

this deed.

Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble.

It is time to fully live;

to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.


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one of the perks

This is what happens when you're a photographer's daughter ... anytime the camera comes out, you use it as an opportunity to irritate your mom as much as possible by making every facial distortion known to man.
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Once upon a time

Before I met you ...

I never imagined myself married or married with children. I wasn't sure that I would be able to love someone THAT much for THAT long.

Before I met you ...
No man had ever made me laugh so hard and so much.

Before I met you ...
I didn't realize that a man could be so compassionate, wise, smart, engaging and funny all rolled into one.

Before I met you ...
The version of life that I looked forward to and the one I had in my 'minds eye' looked radically different from what it is now.

I'm SO glad you changed all that.

Happy Anniversary to my one and only Timmy-boy!

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God Bless the Normal Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you,
love you,
bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may,
for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut,
or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world,
your return.

- Mary Jean Iron
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Welcome to the year 2010

Been thinking about my 'theme' for the year because it always requires a few weeks of percolating on my part. I now know what it will be. My intention is to approach the new year with this in the forefront of my mind:

Trust that God is at work to do a new thing in my life.

Happy New Year, all y'all!
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