Memories Of a time Little Golden Book moments Tossed high Into the branches of a backyard cherry tree If only to imagine pink snow in April ~ Snow was pink, where we once lived.
I’ll share a secret There is magic in fairy tales Cinderella, Merida, Belle and their sisters were not perfect in the beginning They had to wander dark forests Perfection does not make a story It’s only a happy ending when you turn the last page. ~ Once Upon A Time
Tears slip behind doors. Slammed. Sorrow’s shelter from Storm. Love reigns behind doors. Quiet, stone still. A soft head against a shoulder. Doors close. Locked. Listen as our footsteps flee. Doors whisper, tell the stories of a life. I’ve fallen hard for old doors. Chippy paint, cracked glass, hand-hewned architecture . Bespoke. ~ A Sunday Moment • Photographed by my sister x
At last. Spring has arrived to the west coast. Over at the alice and molly castle, I plant. Some mornings call for mindless pursuits, such as placing a succulent into a tiny planter, in between sips of black coffee, all the while, catching sun beams. Succulents, or, “starter plants,” are the perfect choice for a mindless morning planting in a potted garden. The truth is, … Read More Starter Plants
Certain words or phrases collect and layer. Inspirational bits of wisdom for those less than confident moments when I forget to fly and instead, trip and fall. Which is literally what happened. Rushing up the stairs, I caught my foot on the edge of a safety gate and flew. For a brief second in time. Walls shook. The crash was not gentle. To distract my brain from … Read More Words and Wisdom
“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”~ Eugene O’Neil Salvaged from a shed, the door is a simple piece of architecture. That’s probably the reason it caught my fancy, once upon a time. Years later, I’m still bewitched by the simple lines and the Art Deco glass. Even the … Read More The Door-Part 2
I’ve spent the better part of a hell hot summer, wander lusting from vintage re dos to pennant banners. These creative pursuits steal time away from serious wordsmithing. Perhaps this is a wise decision; a necessary rest from deep thought and aching introspection. The “story” writings remain tucked away until autumn returns. Her first kiss, a delightful, wakening chill, will be just enough to … Read More An Elegant Mess
Posh Paper Pennants Ever wondered what to do with leftover card stock pieces from an unfinished scrapbook project? If you whirl like me, you have the best intentions, gather the supplies, only to start and leave the project for another date. And another. And another. A talented lady invited me for coffee one morning and showed off some of her recent pennant styles. … Read More Posh Paper Pennants