the wizard house
the purple house with the sun
so many stories here
“every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant.”
-ralph waldo emerson
images: Ann Arbor, Michigan – Traverse City, Michigan
sharing the park
with front-line workers
needing a respite
making their way through another day.
“when people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”
home and in self-imposed quarantine
soon to venture back out
to the stars, the blue sky, the river, and the woods.
‘the vast differences that separate the stars are providential.
beings and worlds are quarantined from each other.
the quarantine is lifted only
for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement
to have safely traveled from star to star.’
image credit: google images
olive the cat not the oil
startled for no reason
(as often happens with both of us)
jumped off the ledge
right onto my favorite lamp
startling both of us
(now for a reason)
I see it as her way
of not so subtly suggesting
a redecorating idea.
“my personal decorating style is cozy,
romantic and a little rustic, with a sense of whimsy.”
– k. schlapman
where olive belongs.
“Want to know the truth about belonging?
It takes courage to belong.
It takes bravery to show up in your own skin.
It’s easy to fit in.
It’s easy to blend in and hide your outrageousness.
And it’s also the easiest way to lose the precious parts of you.
You deserve to be seen. You deserve to be heard.
You deserve to be known for the real deal that you are.
Stop taking the easy way out. Stop trying to fit in.
The best place in life is where you’re already okay.
Come home to you.
It’s where you belong.”
high window at home, in the storm.
“early impressions are like glimpses
seen through the window by night
when lightning is about.”
– e.f. benson
two words you don’t often find together.
how could i pass this up?
whoever named this is brilliant
it’s sure to bring a little sparkle to my home
la casita pacifica was just waiting for this
and didn’t even know it.
“I could see myself as a glitter hippie.”
when giving a friend my new address
she was surprised
that she already was familiar with that address
and she could let herself in
as she already possessed a key.
she used to care for a little black cat who lived there,
her client happened to be
the woman who sold me my condo
there is a new little black cat living there,
there must be something about the house
that needs a little black cat living there
to feel like home
I think they would have liked each other.
“I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.”
image credit: getdrawings.com
now that I’ve moved from the west side to the north side
do I have to learn new signs?
“search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.”
-francesca da rimini
image credit: babycommunity.com
what a lovely surprise I found at my new home
when I came out to the front porch in the morning
an intricate web had been spun by a resident spider
such a beautiful welcome.
“salutations are greetings, it’s my fancy way of saying hello.”
e.b. white – charlotte’s web