Sunday, November 28, 2010


railing against fate is unattractive:
it imposes a nuisance and a burden
upon our friends and family,
some of whom might have more reason to
complain than we do.
on the other hand,
to make light of a big problem,
or to seem to,
tends to be admired..
destiny is deaf to our protestations.
so why not make the best of things-
with silent patience and fortitude?
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

the past is connected to today.
today will lead us into tomorrow.
it is all connected.
it is the present.
it is the moment that we live in.
we must live in the moment.
because the future.
we cannot predict.
the next moment.
we cannot predict.
the beautiful, happy child in the photo.
is my mom.
tomorrow is her birthday.
please stop by here
to wish her a happy birthday.
don't let the past take away your tomorrow.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010 affirmation of light in darkness...

certain ancient sacred sites are contrived so that
the midwinter sunrise sends a beam into a stone--
an affirmation of light in darkness.
if you are enduring a
"long dark night of the soul,"
what would be your main consolation--
love, faith, nature, art, literature?
understand what would comfort you in hard times,
and you'll avoid the pitfall
of taking it for granted when you're
contented and at peace.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

no sun yet today.
but there are plenty of shadows
may the sun be shining in your soul today.
just BE.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

...a day of thanksgiving...

...happy thanksgiving...
may your day be blessed
with family

just BE.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


my world
a year ago.
this day november '09.
it does not look much different today.
than it did a year ago.
(except for the coffee...that is from today.)

last year.
at this time.
this is what i wrote about.
i believe the same today.
upside down.
it all comes back to.
this is thanksgiving week.
what are you grateful for?
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

...provided we have the courage...

straight out of the camera

"what we call our destiny
 is truly our character
 and that character can be altered.
 the knowledge that we are responsible
for our actions and attitudes
does not need to be discouraging,
because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.
one is not in bondage to the past,
which has shaped our feelings,
 to race, inheritance, background.
all this can be altered if we have the courage
 to examine how it formed us.
we can alter the chemistry
 provided we have the courage to dissect the elements."
~anais nin
i chased this shadow
 i was looking for them
 from the floor view.
i rather like it.
it is Sunday again, down under.
that means shadow shot Sunday is underway.
do join us.
just BE.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


some days...
you might feel...

no mirror ever became iron again;
no bread ever became wheat;
no ripened grape ever became sour fruit.
mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
become the light.

you have choices.
they are not always easy.
but you have choices.
and if you are stuck...
use it as a learning opportunity.
don't stay there.
grow from it.
choose your own path.
what would it look like?
you have the power within.
where does the power come from?
find your starting point.
music transforms me.
leading up to 3:05 in the video
seems like the stuck.
chaos, noise, crazy.
then 3:05 to 4:24
it starts slowly and builds.
and at the end.
i recognize that strength from within.
i can
become the light.
the music is all around us...
all you have to do is listen.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 13, 2010's the opposite...

although we have been made to believe
that if we let go
we will end up with nothing,
life itself reveals again and again
the opposite:
that letting go is the path to real freedom.
~sogyal rinpoche

no shadows around today.
today is colors of gray.
but a shadow is a shadow
even if it's borrowed from another day.
you will find sun and shadows at
we play every week.
what will you be letting go of today?
just BE.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


this is what happens when you don't put the basket away
quick's becomes fair game.

even in it's still speaks to me.
a happy moment when you find
these tiny blossoms survived the snow.

it's your thoughts and your spirit
and your creativity and your flair
and your heart and your sparkle
and your passion and your loves
and your courage that make up
 the incredible mix of who you are...

why oh why
do we let others tell us
what our mix should be?!
~terri st. cloud

it is a road.
you have walked down many times.
if there is an opening.
no matter if it's visible or not.
if there is an opening.
will find their way in.
doubt. insecurity. anxiety.
are words.
you can control the words.
"don't let others tell you what your mix should be"
you control the words.
positive words.
let the positive words describe you.
try them on.
see how they fit.
i am guessing you will stand taller.
your smile will be brighter.
you will breathe easier.
go ahead.
i dare you.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

...pleasure's lie thickest...

"pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem:
there's not a leaf that falls upon the ground
but holds some joy of silence or of sound,
some spirits begotten of a summer dream."
-   Laman Blanchard
novenber 5th.
a day of snow.
today the remains
lie only on the fringes of the yard.
the first snow,
i will admit.
is pretty.
but, to me, not appreciated.
shadows, however, are.
here's to summer dreams-
to sustain us through the coming months
of winter.
just BE.

Monday, November 1, 2010

...that's it...

don't try to understand it.
it's beyond you.
don't try to grasp it.
it will slip away.
just know it's there.
that's it.
just know it's there.
and let that be enough.
~terri st. cloud

it is enough.
just BE.