Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Whether Or Not It Is Clear

Feb. 1st

You are a child of the universe, 

no less than the trees and the stars; 
you have a right to be here. 
And whether or not it is clear to you, 
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

- Max Ehrmann

Yesterday I spotted this clump of snowdrops. 

The tiny white flowers caught me by surprise.

This morning, is mild, spring-like? Claire is on the bus. Michael visiting his mother in San Diego in celebration of birthday #86. 

Johnnie Collins my fabulous mommy-in-law is 
and as always, colorful. 
Even when things seem suck-ish ? she finds her way to laughter

She is an inspiration in remaining young at heart...

Happy Birthday, Johnnie-girl. 

I need to get up, shower, walk big-eared Chewy and get to work.

get a move on, chicken little!

This Being Alive, will be three years old come March 1st...


I miss showing up here every day. 

balance time ease do what you can

Mom always said, You can't make every set, dear.

but but...

I will go forth today - 
sure that events will move me in the right direction 
even though I can't see what's around the corner.

- Mom's Meditation Book

go gently, dear readers.

let your heart lead your way.

photo of Venice Beach courtesy of brother, Rob.


  1. lovely thoughts on motherhood and age, girl! hope to see you again one day . . Johnnie IS a wonder--makes growing old look cool!!

  2. oh, who are you, dear therapist?
    i've known a few...thanks for stopping by.