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thursday’s musing…

Awake at 3:00 am.
Laid in bed a while and eventually fell asleep only to wake at 5:00.
Decided to make coffee and bring it back to bed.
Listened to The Daily podcast whilst the dark became light and
the sun shone on this beautiful, frosty, November morning. 

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thursday’s musings…

“Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple”, they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine”

~ Mary Oliver, When I Am Among the Trees ~

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it never ends but grace is usually found…

thursday i had the privilege of spending the day with my sister (pic taken around 6:30am on our way to portland). something we have not done in.. well I can’t remember how long. I was (not that I needed to be reminded) reminded of what a wonderful human being she is. Kelly is incredibly kind and one of the most compassionate people i know. we spent the day laughing and having great conversations and sharing memories. mind you I was a bit hopped up on anesthesia and pain meds for most of the time we spent together. you see she brought me down to maine medical for yet another procedure, thankfully only day surgery. however even with the surgery and being in pain it actually wasn’t a bad day at all and that’s in part to her. i can’t express my love and gratitude for this woman i’ve known all my life and who when together can talk and talk and talk.. i adore her and who she is. i also want to thank Nate who took the day off of work to be with the kids so she could drive me down and drive me back home.. they both started their day with the littlest vomiting and being sick and he drove a bunch of kids on a school field trip. 

this sickness of mine has been 6 1/2 years going now.. it’s certainly a long ass haul and one that I’d be most happy to be down with.. although it doesn’t appear that i will be anytime soon. it’s not an easy road being with someone or having someone in your family who has major health issues. this also includes friends. i can’t tell you how many missed birthday’s, family get togethers, trips, visiting my french love Yann and his family, not being able to see Hayley as much and missing dinners and outings with my dear friends in the coffee girls group .. it’s extremely disappointing for sure. most of you know i’ve been battling severe depression and anxiety, but without the patience, love and support you’ve all shown me, I know I wouldn’t have made it this far. and thank you as well to anyone in my life who has been touched by my cancers and subsequent procedures and complications. i am truly grateful..

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hallowell morning…

from yesterday morning
here in hallowell
on the kennebec river

hallowell morning

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summer rains…

Summer is finally here… along with summer rains..


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monday’s thoughts…

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
~ Ray Bradbury ~


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thursday’s thoughts…

“you are not too old 
and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths 
where life calmly gives out 
it’s own secret”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~


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the morning after…

while I, like many of us our getting tired of this winter.. it’s mornings like this,
just after an overnight snowfall,
that makes me stand in awe.

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my old man…

“My little old dog
a heart-beat
at my feet”

~ Edith Wharton ~IMG_0109

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“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

~ Kahlil Gibran ~


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