December 9 2015:
Wonderful walk this afternoon … “The highest experience of living is to find, or discover, your Real Self within …” -from the book, “You”
February 8 2018:
Wonderful walk with Thomas this afternoon. This amazing young man causes me to stay in the present moment and l i s t e n!!!!
For the topics he wishes to discuss require more than a yes or no. I find myself responding “I don’t know” quite often.
He’s 12 and he likes to talk about some deep stuff. He told Lillian tonight that age doesn’t equate to how smart you are. I am so grateful, grateful, grateful for him.
Tonight after dinner he thanked me for listening to him and talking with him about all that interests him. I do, at times, get frustrated with his topics and I don’t hide it. I’m thankful that I can share honestly with him at those times and roll with it at those times when I find the topics fascinating and interesting. xoxo
January 23 2018:
Lillian and Camilla January 2018 Date Day –
First stop: We shared Parmesan sea salt fries and jalapeño cheddar bread. Dessert of Mexican wedding cookie for me and gingerbread bar for her. Here’s to 15 and a half years of once a month Date days!!
Second stop – One of our favorite parks and walking trails for throwing the frisbee and a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet walk. xoxo
November 19 2015:
Day 2 of the nature photo challenge. (From our walk tonight)
In Lillian’s compliment note to me Monday night she wrote, “I like the way you see nature. I like how you speak.” She blesses me so … xoxo
That this day will never be experienced again is what makes it so sweet. xoxo
You can take
All the hearts
Nature puts forth
And put them
All in a bag
Made of stars
Wrapped in a
Bow of beautiful
But there’ll be
Days when no
Matter the beauty
No matter the love
No matter the
Depth of knowing
How the Light
There’ll be days
When a heaviness
Envelops and that
Shining star bag
Full of love ….
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November 26 2017:
I hadn’t planned on a solo walk this morning, yet, the lake was calling. Had it all to myself and sat for a while on a huge, perfectly fitted rock with this view.
Listening to the gentle sounds of the water lapping and feeling the wind blowing was incredibly relaxing and peaceful as I handed over concerns to Mother Nature. Felt like I could have stayed in that spot all day. So blessed I listened to the call. xoxo
November 21 2017:
Solo walk on this cloudy and cool morning.
This beauty caught my eye. Hanging out all alone while the other leaves are off playing in the distance.
On the one hand it displays beauty and confidence … and on the other, isolation and loneliness.