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Monday, May 23, 2011

Above it all.....

As a child, I was quite shy and insecure around people.....but there was a special place that only I knew about where I could be above it all, hidden in a secret watchtower, where I viewed the world from a different perspective - and I got there by climbing a tree.  At 53, I still climb trees whenever I can; in fact, these memories were brought back this weekend as I climbed into our front trees to trim them.  The delight of leaning back against a branch, seeing the bright sunlight filtered through the softly fluttering leaves, filled me with satisfaction.  This week's inchie theme, solitude, had no other image for me.....
My personal world is stable, but the lives of many who are important to me are filled with serious medical decisions.  As I contemplate the peace and solitude climbing a tree has given me, I can't help but think metaphorically about "looking up".  And I pray.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One thing...then another....

What a blessed, wonderful, cold and rainy weekend I had!
Before I left, I made my inchie "combo" for the past two weeks (heart and pink).....

Then off to Boston to Stephanie's graduation from The Boston Conservatory with a Master's Degree in Opera Performance....and Natalie was there, too!




To make it all the more lovely, things were in bloom like lilacs, which I have not had the privilege to smell in over 10 years, and baby birds were stumbled upon in the sweetest places.  Here are some pictures from my favorite garden in Boston, the Fenway Victory Gardens at Bolyston between Fenway and Park.....








New beginnings all around!