(painting of a talented model who is not me,
but could be a close match
if i only knew how to play the piano, read music, and was cheeky monkey.)
sunday is my very favorite day for doing something pointless or absolutely nothing.
“weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”
— bill watterson
art credit: litus gallery
floating down the lazy river in the middle of the desert.
“most people think of las vegas, and they think of extravagance.
but it’s really a mix between fantasy and laziness.”
when you have a barbie head on your dash
and a beachball in the back seat
it’s clear you are headed
for destination: fun.
“you must not ever stop being whimsical.
and you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”
-mary oliver, wild geese
what a wonderful way to relax
ending a long day with a beautiful book
all about finding your comfort
settling in at last
not a care in the world
tucked into my warm cocoon
the book’s spell
works a little too well on me
and i am very suddenly and very rudely awakened
right out of my comfort zone
after falling asleep and dropping the book on my face
it should come with a warning.
“littera scripta manet – ‘the written word will remain’. that’s true, but it won’t be that much comfort to me.’
“Tonight! A big forest concert under the direction of Musical Director Woodpecker!”
*(just because we all need a fluffy forest concert break about now)
“i’m afraid concerts spoil people for everyday life.”
-l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables
image credit: Peter Gray’s Delightful vintage art, from an old German children’s book
“let your children see you slow down.
read a book, walk in the woods,
sip coffee in the early hours of the morning.
because when they grow up,
they’ll know how to slow down, too.”
floating down the river
ready for however long as it takes.
“rivers know this: there is no hurry.
we shall get there someday.”
-a. a. milne
argo park, huron river, ann arbor, mi – summer 2019
got together at a friend’s house
for a night of catching up and relaxing
the cat seemed to be taking the mission very seriously
and is my idol.
‘life is one long process of getting tired.”
a lovely ladies’ weekend spent with friends at the lake house
with a long hike through the winter woods
wonderful comfort foods and wine to share
warm blankets, pajamas, slippers
on one thing leading to another
our favorite cutlery (i prefer small pieces)
to our grown children (we do the best we can)
to humor (what’s funny to one…)
to politics, the state of the world, and more
(each with our own perspectives, experiences, and ideas)
no subject off limits
then spoiling ourselves with magic spa treatments
so relaxing and so powerful in so many ways.
“i feel like i’m a super hero diva and my power is glitter.”