Tag Archives: life

living the high life.

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these cats

olive and rose

really have it made

a modern kitty headquarters

custom-designed and gifted from grandies

a special stash of catnip

gifted from those who cared for rose

no jobs, appointments, chores, errands, meetings, or responsibilities at all

a gift from mother nature.


“listen, don’t forget this.

don’t let this slip your mind.

most of us, if we’re lucky,

we see a few seconds of the high life.

and the rest are the residue years.”

-mitchell s. jackson,  The Residue Years

mix it up.

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this sweet and treasured tiger

now has its own mask

making it even more special

there is an added joy in knowing that someone took the time

to design such a fun custom accessory for this much loved creature.

 

“mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. it is lovely to be silly at the right moment.”

-horace

 

 

am i missing anything?

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  from rogueNASA – “Ok, so far we’ve had a pandemic, race wars, a global economic collapse, a presidential impeachment, Brexit, murder hornets, and a contested election. Am I missing anything?”

 

credits: rogueNASA

 

“life is an improvisation. you have no idea what’s going to happen next

and you are mostly making things up as you go along.”

stephen colbert

 

bread is.

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my first bread.

 

3 personal goals this year –

1 didn’t happen due to the human factor,

1 didn’t happen due to the pandemic,

 1 did happen in spite of everything- 

i learned to make bread.

1 out of 3’s not bad.

“bread is a celebration.”      

-lynne rossetto kasper

mysteries, yes.

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“MYSTERIES, YES”

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous

to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the

mouths of the lambs.

How rivers and stones are forever

in allegiance with gravity

while we ourselves dream of rising.

How two hands touch and the bonds

will never be broken.

How people come, from delight or the

scars of damage,

to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those

who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say

“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,

and bow their heads.”

Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems

it’s complicated.

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oh, we all have those days

you start out by not having your water bottle

so you get a special halloween cup of water

 it gets tipped over when you are cutting

you go to get a paper towel to dry it up

but you come back with what you can find

toilet paper

 that gets wet and mushy

 the extra part rolls out on the floor

 your coat falls off of the back of your chair

 the paper you were cutting gets soaked and chopped into little pieces

because you are really good at cutting

 you can’t find the cap to your marker

because it rolled off your table

 now it might dry up

all you have left are the dark color crayons

 you don’t get time to finish your cheez-its

because you are trying to clean up

the ones that are left get wet and are mushy

you go out to recess and run and run and go on a pirate adventure

your teachers love you anyway and tell you it happens to them too

and it’s all okay.

“there’s no limit to how complicated things can get,

on account of one thing always leading to another.”

-E. B. White