Saturday, December 21, 2013
So this is Christmas and I took some early time off from work to give myself a nice 13 day vacation of which I so needed. My batteries were on E for EMPTY & they are slowly being re-charged. I really have not been in the Christmas spirit but I made myself put some decorations up around the inside of my house to lift my mood up. Thank you Michelle for your creative assistance.
Music inspiration for the season by
Vince Guaraldi-A Charlie Brown Christmas
Ottmar Liebert-Winter Rose/Poets & Angels,
Tish Hinojosa/From Texas for a Christmas Night,
Season's Sernade/A Classical Holiday Collection.
Merry Christmas/Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I love astronomy and took this photo the other night of the telescope at the observatory in Brazos Bend State park that looks like something from outer space. Right after taking the photo I went over to another telescope and viewed the constellation of Cassiopeia and was immediately reminded of the beautiful song by Sara Bareilles. It's just like heaven or as close as you can get to it. Note to humanity-- we are but a grain of sand in this world!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Monday, October 07, 2013
Friday, October 04, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
City of Angels has been playing on cable past two weeks and yes, its cheesy but I love it and believe in the spirituality in the movie. I'm not a fan of Nicholas Cage but still liked the movie nonetheless and it also had one of my favorite songs playing--Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls where you "bleed to just to know you're alive"! If you've never seen the movie, here's a clip from the trailer. Free Will vs. One?! I love that scene and all of a sudden this glutton wants pancakes!!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
As I was changing my bed sheets earlier I was reminded of this beautiful song...
Don't Need Much To Be Happy
Don't much to be happy, four walls and a roof overhead
books and food in my belly and cool sheets upon the bed...
Sometimes it's hard to remember how tough we are to please
All in good time, somehow I find the days that still shine with the light
All in good stead I"m safe and fed with dreams in my head-goodnight
the feel of my hand being taken....and a breeze on a warm summer evening
after all, I had to learn to be grateful, I had to learn how to see
mistakes that might have proved fatal are gifts I now receive.
and so with dreams in my head, I say goodnight.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Title borrowed from the late George Harrison & his beautiful song...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
So here we are at the end of another month--another long hot month and one more to go till summer is behind us. Wish I could be in Oregon, Eugene to be exact! Just saw tonight's temp around the low 60's! How I wish I could snap my fingers and be in two places at the same time. If only the miles were not so far. Eugene will always hold a special place in my heart.
Been debating on whether to delete/kill my blog as posts have been latent and need to re-design so for now just a small change.
Friday, June 28, 2013
I love classical music and this Rhaposody theme by Rachmaninoff is an absolute beauty and complements one of my all time favorite movies, "Somewhere in Time". If you've never seen this movie by all means see it and be enchanted. Christopher Reeve was at his best in this classic.
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Goodbye May.Lilacs. Bike rides. Planting. Sandals. Sweaters. You started cold, ended hot, just like my heart and I'm sad to see you go.
— Kathleen Edwards (@kittythefool) June 1, 2013
Also reminds me of one of my favorite songs by Simon & Garfunkel from one of my favorite movies the Graduate-
April come she will when streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May she will stay resting in my arms again
June she'll change her tune ....
Yes, June will change her tune and it's going to be a long hot summer for sure! :-( With this heat bike rides may be few but sandals will be worn for sure!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Title from song by Mavericks. Someone wrote that Raul Malo is a musical genius and it couldn't be more true.
I posted several photos on my flickr account but this one is my favorite. Dark clouds swirl but in the middle you see the blue sky-portal if you will. When I first heard this song I thought about the 26 angels from Sandy Hook. I think about those children almost every day and pray for their families and loved ones who are left behind to mourn such a senseless tragedy.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Title & music inspired by Ottmar Liebert-In the Arms of Love
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In honor of National Sibling Day, my brother & I. Giving thanks to our Lord and appreciate my brother's influence on me, & our family. I love you Arnold. Photo taken by my niece/photographer-Erika D. Now stepping outside to look for Armando's luna.
Title from CD, Urban Flamenco by Stephen Duros.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013
His other fave song of mine is "My Sweet Lord" of which has been on repeat mode over the weekend. I would love to have a poster of the alternative LP cover. He has an autobiography book that I've been meaning to read--hopefully soon!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I love this photo of my parents from back when. They were in their prime in their early senior years. Hard to believe that six years has passed from the Golden 50th celebration in Corpus Christi. Beautiful memories that I treasure for a lifetime!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Zen-inspired " I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality" Anon
It's been a long first two weeks of January and then I worked last Saturday. Don't get to see much daylight going in early and leaving late as well as feeling sleep deprived. So feeling like my candle has been burning at both ends but finally last night I got home early and got the chance to catch my breath. I love sitting out on the patio as the sun is going down and engaging in the ritual purification of burning incense, which cleanses my body, soul and spirit. Also, the burning of incense keeps the mosquitoes away!
My incense canister is always full of incense from the cheapest to expensive. Last night's burn was rose and the scent was heavenly. The glowing ember & smoke take me away to another realm. One word to describe this is Enlightenment!
On my Twitter account I follow Zen Moments and the above quote was borrowed from them and the quote below best describes the slow burn process....
"Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment. ~ Chogyam Trungpa http://v.ht/av..."
I love that! :-)
Here's some great music for the listening-Smoke.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Thankful for music and the gift of hearing! Don't know where I'd be without listening to music. Gotta have my daily dose of Ottmar Liebert for sure! Although I finally bought a CD from Jesse Cook and me likes a lot!
Thankful for friends near and far--from the west coast-Oregon to the east coast-New Jersey. Makes for nice long conversations and possibilities in the new year--especially travel!
So looks like in March, our family will be raising a toast to my newly married nephew-Greg and his beloved Miranda. She too will be a welcomed addition to the family.
Busy week ahead, busy month and busy year with weddings, and births! Finally, no new years resolutions but only..."Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New Year’s prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage." http://j.mp/UBkZ9Y as was tweeted by Maria Popova.
Ok, evening is creeping along but still time for a glass of vino and another toast to day 1 of 365 in this new year.