Saturday, May 26, 2012

Joie de Vivre

I love, love, LOVE this video!

Thanks to Fiona for telling me about it!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Belated Anniversary!

Thursday was the eighth anniversary of the legalization of Same Sex Marriage in Massachusetts. I missed it. I'm embarrassed I forgot. But I am also reassured. I wasn't holding my breath until we crossed another annual milestone. No, life was pretty humdrum here in the Bay State.

Happily, despite repeated attacks, equal marriage has remained the law of the Commonwealth. All those specious arguments; all those dire predictions about how so called “traditional marriage” would be undermined, yet here we all are. The sky did not fall.

And, now, our President agrees.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Life’s Path

“March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.” - Kahlil Gibran

Today is Roo’s birthday. It’s also Jake’s birthday. Thursday is Sue’s (Jake’s Mom) birthday. Saturday is Wendy’s birthday. My birthday is Friday. I’ll be 54. And this year I am grateful for every minute; every new gray hair.

”Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday dear all of us
Happy Birthday to us -
and many more!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


It still seems impossible that my sister Karen is gone. I know that it has been little more than two weeks since she died. I know there will always be a empty place in my heart. But I keep thinking of her in the present. After we Skyped on Saturday with my sister Gail, I thought “I wonder if we could do this with Karen?”.

One friend told me: “Apparently time heals all wounds, but it sure doesn't feel like it at the time of the wounding”.

Another told me: “Time is a friend in dealing with loss. It doesn't hurt less as time goes on, but it does give us a chance to catch our breath and deal with the pain.”

Wise women both.
Kind as well.
I’ll try to be patient as I grieve and breathe...

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Today would have been my sister Karen's 65th birthday.

Tonight, I stood in the town Karen called home for many years. This photo of the rising “Super” Full Moon (in perigee) is for her.