guess what’s back?
or maybe never left.
fashion fad of the 70s
a mood ring
popped up on my screen
when scrolling through amazon
had one in high school
all my friends had one
we were constantly
trying to get ours to change
to match the desired color/mood
slowly over time
broke, got lost, were given away
we returned to
just talking about
how we were feeling
not needing the rings anymore
but for a while
they were really something.
(in case you’re wondering, i’d be in the blue range right now, relaxed and calm)
(what color would you be on the mood meter?)
“i don’t need a moon ring, i have a face.”
image credit: amazon.com
The lighter penguin is an elderly female whose partner died this year. The darker one is a younger male who lost his partner two years ago. Biologists have followed them as they meet every night to comfort each other. They stand for hours together watching the lights in Melbourne. Photographer Tobias Baumgaertner captured this image of two widowed fairy penguins looking over the Melbourne skyline. It has won an award in Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards 2020.
“at the end of the day, the ones who really matter
will be the ones standing next to you watching the sun set
and assuring you that it will rise again in the morning.”
story credit: natureblowsmymind
forsythia bright in my quarantine kitchen
blossoms have begun to fall
everything is temporary.
“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – pema chodron
I find it simply impossible
to sit through
one single episode of
without tears rolling down my face
or to watch
one rerun of
without laughing out loud.
my daughters have said
that most of my own stories
end with me
either crying or laughing.
my heart is the real boss of me.
“Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss
that’s always trying to teach people things.
Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.”
(Season 2, Episode 11) The Office – Michael Scott (Steve Carrell)
image credit: nbc tv/comedy central – the office