while spending the better part of a morning
at the salon
and at the having my hair washed stage
a woman I’ve never met
hair in foil for highlights
wrapped in a black robe
and stood before me pointing
to the entire salon:
“now here is a woman who is contented and relaxed,
taking 10 minutes, all for herself!”
something about my demeanor
must have given me away
for she was spot on.
“contentment is the only real wealth”
― albert nobel
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“being a mother gave me a better sense of what life is.”
-ruth bader ginsburg
image credit: google images (vintage)
Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”
According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.
Did a Northern Michigan eagle cam catch a Bigfoot sighting? An unknown figure can be seen walking below the eagle’s nest at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery.
In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.
In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.
“the inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. a world that might have bigfoot and the loch ness monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”
-chris van allsburg – author of the polar express
credits: mlive.com, matt durr, grand haven tribune
playing with light and color
creating a new vision.
“light, that first phenomenon of the world,
reveals to us the spirit and living soul of this world through color.”
~ johannes itten, bauhaus colorist
“people have become so accustomed to texting
that they’re actually startled when the phone rings.
it’s like we all suddenly have bat phones.
if it rings, there must be danger.”
image credit: google images
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?
you have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”