Saturday, October 24, 2009


Prokofiev                                        Van Zweden
Last night, my sister Judy and I enjoyed Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've always liked this composer, especially as a child: Peter and the Wolf was my introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. After the fabulous performance, we got to meet Jaap in person and thank him for his commitment to stay with us in Dallas for another five years.  He's an incredible conductor!

A dear friend is going through the final stages of the divorce process.  And it sucks. It just does. But time can heal. Just for a laugh consider: My divorce papers arrived in the mail on Valentine's Day when my son was a year and a half old. I can laugh now, but at the time I just drank.

And now, decades later, I've got enough perspective to see that what at the time was the worst thing that had ever happened to me, became a catalyst that (18 months later) moved me into a new and much better, saner life. I was eventually able to face my drinking problem and start to get some help for my son and myself. 

Since June, I've been committed to tackling another problem: lack of activity / weight.  I am loving hot yoga, climbing stairs and hiking at the lake, and maintaining a pretty steady relationship with Jenny Craig.  The result is 30 lbs later I've lost 26.5 inches! So it's possible that this "too too solid flesh would melt."  

The phrase that keeps popping into my head this week..."Don't quit before the miracle happens!" and it happens every day...

Peace, love and Prokofiev!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dawn speaks to me

Slowly the pink pushes up and out
Like a flower starting to unfold
The blue sky scoots over and welcomes
Another beautiful morning

Sunday, August 30, 2009

great honking flowers 
Robert Kushner

wow i love red!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

opening my mind to the sacrifices made that we might flourish
thank you god for your loving care 
may i remember today that i am not alone

Sunday, August 9, 2009

my mom saw things in the clouds too-

I guess it runs in the family
Not crazy, really I'm not
The cloud looks to me--
Like the man from Galilee

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

in need of guidance

Open my eyes, that I may see 
glimpses of truth thou hast for me; 
place in my hands the wonderful key 
that shall unclasp and set me free. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine! 

Open my ears, that I may hear 
voices of truth thou sendest clear; 
and while the wavenotes fall on my ear, 
everything false will disappear. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine! 

Open my mouth, and let me bear 
gladly the warm truth everywhere; 
open my heart and let me prepare 
love with thy children thus to share. 
Silently now I wait for thee, 
ready, my God, thy will to see. 
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine! 
                                               ~~~ Clara H. Scott