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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Olivia Harrison

Happy Birthday to Olivia Harrison--the Mexican beauty who was the wife to my favorite of the Beatles, George Harrison.   She is the epitome of class, beauty and brains and in my opinion rock music royalty keeping the memory of George alive.  What I would give to meet her one day!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

What Does It Mean To Travel (Lyric Video) - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Mary...

I was supposed to be on a plane to Japan today--they took off without me and I find myself looking at my watch for the time and checking the weather with their itinerary.  But here I am cumbered and tethered by duty to family and work and feeling resentful.  :-(

MCC captures the essence of travel so well with her song.  There are those that say that travel is a waste of time and money --that we're just chasing what's already gone.  But for me it's always called my name even though I really hate flying. There's just something about going and coming and discovering new places.  I still hear those bells in Brussels from last spring! The charm of Utrecht--whenever I retire I want to spend about two months there.  How I long to go back to Seattle--the Emerald City.  If I could I would live there, then again New Mexico has always been that place that is sacred to me for various reason.  Walking half way down Manhattan and driving down open country roads in Ohio.

Yes, I want to hold my suitcase by the handle and be waking/running and I want to be going/coming...
Today, tonight I want to feel my heart expanding with excitement and I don't want to be alone, I just want to be someone else, untethered and unknown while being far from home and Japan surely would've been far from home.  Alas, I hope to be on that plane in July to Idaho and discover what does it mean to travel.  Still, I wish I were in Japan now.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Blue Distance (Lyric Video) - Mary Chapin Carpenter - Mary Chapin Ca...

Sometimes I'm still--like last night after I got the phone call
Sometimes I'm lost-like driving home two nights ago when the road seemed so long
Sometimes I wait by the door--yet I can't explain
Sometime it fills up my chest, it fills up my eyes-- like this afternoon

In the blue distance... is where I want to be walking along in my boots, hat and faded jeans feeling the coolness of the evening as the sun sets.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Happy Mother's Day to me!

typing this with some sweet tears.....

at 50 something!

I love you mom!

We wear our sunglasses at night!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Come She Will

Another April come/came she will and boy did she leave her mark & how I wish I could rewind and start over.  April took away a lot this past month.  First with the loss of another beloved friend-Henry.  I couldn't believe it then and I still can't that you were taken in such a tragic way. Such a dear, sweet soul who will be missed dearly.  We never did go and grab that coffee with Ms. Gail.

April come she will with her streams of rain falling and swelling over again into previous affected neighborhoods that lost so much last Memorial weekend.

May, I doubt you'll stay resting upon my mother's arm again in a manner that she'll remember.  :-(
Who knew that an infection would send my mom free-falling into a backwards spiral that would have her memory to falter even more.  Gone are the daily phone calls to make sure I get home safely. Gone are the repeated questions.  Gone is the familiar face I knew so well.  Instead I see a stranger in my mom's body.

June will change her tune and I'm sure I'll be taking those restless walks prowling the night in my hallway seeking answers as to why?

July--I still  hope to fly to Idaho and take a much  needed vacation.  Please!!

August --I hope you fade fast taking with you your dreaded heat and humidity.

September--I will always remember a love that was new but grew old.  Just like life that was so new before this month and has now grown old.

and now I want to be laughing in the Purple Rain!  Not crying like I was that night two weeks ago.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Tish Hinojosa - Otro Vasito

Oye cantinero traeme otro vasito...yes, the tequila shots were being poured last night but thankfully no hangover today.  Just smiles of fun times and a roaring fire beneath the evening sky of my new transformed backyard with rope lights and a new sound system to listen too. Thank you Jason--you rock!!  Let the transformation continue!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Make me a Hercules

Thankful for my tribe of female weirdo warriors...too many to list but each has been the wind beneath my wings as I know I have been theirs at one time or another. Reminds me of the wonderful song by Sara Barellies-Hercules...  

...cause I have sent for a warrior from on my knees make me a Hercules.... as we lift one another.