"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver

timeless. . .

I’ve been too serious lately and my head feels like it is about to drop off from so much heavy thinking. So, I thought I’d share this photo taken over the holidays of little Josie, standing at the plate glass doors of the cottage, patting the window, with a red lobster boat checking for traps, the twin lighthouses on Thacher Island in the background (click on the photo to enlarge.)

At the time, I was messing around on the Yamaha Clavinova that George had provided at the cottage, playing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. The lobster boat eased in, and then calmly left this little scene just as the chorus came to an end. It was like a movie script.

Life is much better, though.


currency. . .

If you watch TV, movies or listen to the news, you might get a sense that what makes the world go ’round is making money. Or having money. Or having enough money. There are the big Wall Street financial bandits like Madoff, Enron, etc. who have made off in the last few years with not only a lot of money, but also with the trust and goodwill of the public about our financial institutions. Even the politicians seem to have been had (Obama.) Where is this going, you may ask? Not this post–but the economic world we live in?

I think about currency too. What kind of energy we expend in the name of making money or even saving it. How much of our waking hours are taken up with these efforts? What about the currency of time? Or the amount of currency that we trade for boredom, for example? It’s easy to go “shopping for sales” when Read the rest of this entry »