Category Archives: Life

birth.

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and on the day

that a royal prince was born

a baby sister was born

and our butterfly babies were born

each arrival was nothing less than spectacular.

 

“birth is the sudden opening of a window,

through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect.

for what has happened?

a miracle.

you have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”     

-william macneile dixon

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best day.

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not a bad idea to follow a dog’s lead.
“success is to wake up each morning
and consciously decide
that today will be the best day of your life.”
― ken poirot
credits: semi.rad, downtown home and garden

moving to simplicity.

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and so I have sold the cottage 

the place where I have lived the longest

 where I have spent some of my best years

after a whirling roller coaster ride of a sale

each grandie takes a fairy house

to begin a village at their own home

family and friends help with the first steps

to move the things that I most want to keep

into a small space

(some of my grandies working hard)

then arrive at a daughter’s house

for a short stay

with olive the cat not the oil, in tow

while I await my new home

still to be in ann arbor

as I move to simplify my life

and live near what matters to me most

 family, friends,

the natural beauty of a park, the water, a garden

and a town which is only a short walk away.

(not my new home, but pretty comfortable)

in what can best be described as a ‘math miracle”

there is room to spare after filling this small space

with only my favorite things.

interesting to consider how much space

we would each need

to store

only those things that we really want to keep.

the adventure continues

along a path that is never a straight course

but always exactly right where I need to be.

“all deep changes are preceded by chaos.”

-deepak chopra