Posts Tagged ‘life’

Holstee Manifesto

Sunday, September 27th, 2015


this Messenger is inscribed with the Holstee Manifesto.

messenger 1


messenger 2

See the Messenger at The Empty Spaces Project in Putnam CT

Life is good!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

My friend Mari-Pat likes to end her blog posts with a positive affirmation “Life is good!” So naturally when I saw this vehicle in the parking lot of Home Depot I snapped a quick pic. I do believe most often our days are determined by the way we face our challenges before we even step out the door. Being grateful to just be alive and value the day already makes it easier to deal with whatever occurs. Whenever I read her posts, I am reminded that today is indeed a gift to appreciate.

I was Mz Cranky pants yesterday, I plan to do better today.
*edit, eek, this does sound Pollyanna. :b

I carry your heart

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

this poem by EE Cummings is so pretty. I am trying to imagine an image to go with it.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that is keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart
I carry it in my heart


Thursday, November 18th, 2010

snagged this from my friend Bri, she found it somewhere. just lovely words to begin the day with.

“At this moment, I reflect upon the meaning of my life. I harbour within a vision of my most perfect self, a dream of what I could become. Today I will pursue this vision and work toward making my dream a reality. In this way, I will give meaning to my life.

Like an artist painting a picture, I will pause, step back from the canvas and consider what needs to be done. This will be a day of reflection. As I hope to make my life a work of art, so may these moments of contemplation help me to turn back to the canvas of life to paint a portrait of my most perfect self.

This day and every day hereafter, I will hold before my eyes the vision of what I am becoming”.

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Yesterday was the first productive day I have had in three weeks, it felt soooooo good to be productive, actually got my printer to cooperate, solved some problems, made phone calls, did errands, painted,  and then was very moved by an act of kindness from a dear friend of mine.

Stacy lives in the Bay area which is where I lived most of my life, my brother is buried there. Stacy and her husband went to his gravesite, (also the site of several family members), created a shrine, and said prayers to honor his passing for Day of the Dead. I had thought she was only going to clean off the tombstone and leave a small bouguet of flowers so I was very surprised to see all she did, I was so very touched by such a selfless act.