30 April 2010

29 April 2010


i spent the majority of my last day 
in california
looking into this amazing little face 
watching him dance 
and run
and laugh
and slide down the playground slide 
over & over again

i was showered
all day
with the sweetest
hugs & kisses

this is love
at its truest
at its deepest
at its best

26 April 2010


 today i caught a glimpse of these pretty tulips
as i walked to the train station
and their brightness caught me for a moment
so i stopped
and smiled 
and took this little picture
and even though i am facing some
real sadness
right at the surface
i am happy to see such things as this
springtime sweetness
the promise of something new


a few images from the beautiful west...

24 April 2010


rainy morning flower petal heart

home again
after a very lovely trip to my other home
the beautiful west coast
so many happy moments 
incredible people
familiar streets
bright sun 
bright moon
and so many new things surfacing
as my heart opens
and opens 
and opens...

15 April 2010


Ganesha, remover of obstacles

The universe is so generous 
if we are open to receive
it provides just what we need 
at the moment we need it

I opened a new book today 
and found this poem
it was absolutely one-hundred percent exactly
what i needed to guide me through this day
so much gratitude

You see, I want a lot.
Perhaps I want everything
the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
and the shivering blaze of every step up.

So many live on and want nothing
and are raised to the rank of prince
by the slippery ease of their light judgments.

But what you love to see are faces
that do work and feel thirst.
You love most of all those who need you
as they need a crowbar or a hoe.
You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

14 April 2010


breathing in
breathing out

learning to 


learning to 
be alive 
and awake


this is hard work
this is love
this is the beginning of the beginning

07 April 2010


look up....

05 April 2010


hundreds of small joys and inspirations

on these magnificent spring days


02 April 2010


this is my
 favorite tree