A great journey in progress!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Carry Your Heart

Dedicated to:

my mom
Amber M
the people who are in my circle...

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

written by e.e. cummings

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I Do

Another one of my favorite artists, Lisa Loeb. I love her style, and her songwriting talent, and her talent period.
"I do" one of my favorite songs by her, and now I finally have her greatest hits CD and am playing it to death.

A New World Coming

I've always loved Cass Elliott, my mom had a cassette tape of hers that I played to death the year after she passed away in 1987. The few months I lived with my big sister and her family, were extemely tough, and her soulful voice gave me comfort, while waiting out the disasters. Rick my nephew had Neil Young and I had Cass Elliott. I am going thru the same changes internally, so when a friend on a different website put up this video, it triggered a moment of clarity and rememberance to me. To update everyone, my mom, (the woman who raised me 13 and on) recovered from her hip replacement surgery, and is now sitting up. I am so thankful for this happy news. Grateful for all the prayers and support. Thank you Universe!

Monday, November 24, 2008


This morning when I woke up, the need for movement, for a journey washed over me. After getting the news that my mom broke her hip and all the changes that have been happening recently, going for a long drive to Longview Washington felt right. I went to willow grove beach, where many family picnics happened and many good memories enveloped me. Though, the fog covered the water and the place, the beauty of the natural place still was there. My thoughts and prayers are with my mom, brother, and sisters during this time.


I am not normally a cat person, I love dogs. Though, recently a shift to love all animals taken place in my system. A fun quiz to do.

You Are a Bengal Cat

You look wild, but deep down, you're really quite sweet.

You are curious about the world around you, and you love to explore.

You liked to swim and climb trees as a kid... and probably still do!

You are confident and energetic. You are ready to take on the world.


My mom's in the hospital in California, she went there to visit family and to go to a church conference they hold there every year. My sister Carri called me at around 1PM Sunday night to tell me the news. My mom broke her hip and surgery is tomorrow at noon, please hold her in good energy and thoughts while she's going thru the surgery and the recovery afterwards.
Having this happened brought some things into perspective for me, Maurine is not my biological mother, she and Richard took me in when I was 13 years old, they were both in their late 50's and already raisded three children of their own. So, they should have been done, no they choose to take me in and rasie me until I was a grown up. Richard passed a few years ago, and I miss him terribly. The thought of Maurine being gone, triggered an emotional button that's been there, but been suppressed by other factors in my life. I love you mom and get better soon.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Indian Name

I almost fell over when I read this. My mom collects raccoons, mainly because her last name is coon. LOL Funny things happen on the internet. lol

Your Native American Name Is...

Nina Mika

Your name means: Strong Intelligent Raccoon

Sunday Serenity

Friday, November 21, 2008


I snagged this photo from my friend Dean, but I've greatly respected both of these men and here is a cool picture of them together. I've read several of the Dalai Lama's books and found great wisdom in his perspective and insight. Obama, I haven't read his book, hope to soon, yet, his speeches remind me of Martin Luther King, and hope will be coming to my own country. Something to look forward to.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Book Giveaway

Joystory is hosting a book give away. A beautiful book about our newest President Obama. Check it out...


On Oprahs webcast of Jon Kabat Zinn show she read this poem. I feel a deep connection with the words and picture that's being presented.

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

— Derek Wolcott

Monday, November 17, 2008

Roses And Clouds

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
-Dale Carnegie

As the rain falling out of the clouds becomes the life origin for plants, so the stream of creativeness becomes the source of life for a man. Let us feel the pulse of a creative spirit within a man, which sustains his or her vitality, for it, is the only way for one to join the river of eternity. As this truth submerges a man in joy like the sunrays, he or she feels incredibly happy. The spirit of creativity like a stream flowing in a man and watering a dry land of his or her soul, refreshing it and awakening up new forces – a creation of action. It seems that time and eternity merge within a man. Let us aim at awakening within ourselves this state producing success and desire for harmony.
-Augustinas Rakauskas,

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Twinkling Twilight

I don't feel creative today, it's raining outside, time for me to curl up and read a good book on a lazy Saturday...
Here is a cool quiz about which Twilight Charachter You resemble. I love the charachtor Carlisle in the books series. Actually, they all are awesome.

Which Twilight character are YOU?
Your Result: Carlisle Cullen

ahh.. Carlisle.. the very smart very stongly opionated Carlisle.. and not only THAT but he's hot for a dad :) i mean REALLY sharp looking.. and rich :)

Bella Swan
Emmett Cullen
Alice Cullen
Edward Cullen
Jasper Hale
Jacob Black
Rosalie Hale
Which Twilight character are YOU?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday Serenity

Both of these youtube videos bring peace to me. I like the music and the visuals. The decision was hard, so you get both...