Thursday, April 17, 2014

we have this life...

we have some happy days and some unhappy days, some great loves and barren spaces.  we have this life, this instantaneous blossoming.  will i ever learn not to choose among its moments, will i ever learn to walk both its hollow and hilly lands?

- Ellen Gilchrist, Starcarbon

it’s all connected, all of it: the delight and the sorrow, the experience and the memory, the difficulty fading into the background as the joyful center of an experience moves to the front.  you can’t have one without the other, of that i’m sure.  it’s a bittersweet thing to be reminded of this, it’s something i'm always learning.
we all have a choice in how we face life's challenges, we can see adversity as a brick wall or we can find a way to climb over it. 

i'll keep climbing.

happy thursday.....

love sent, xo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

always trying...

to adapt...

if you scratch the surface of normal everyday,  i am told you can find something richer and more meaningful in everything.  this has been such a long and difficult winter.  i am very much looking forward to brighter days.  i am looking forward to healthier versions of everyone.  i don't regret a single moment of what i am doing it's just that sometimes i feel so alone in it.
then i think of some of the struggles of my super upbeat friend and if she can be fierce,  i can be at least
complaint free.  i look at her and her amazing attitude and i know that is what has kept her going through all of this.  as she comes off her (i have lost count) 8th maybe 9th surgery she still remains positive and grateful. each one of us is always one day closer to the end, some of us may have more information than others but that should never keep us from living.  finding something meaningful in every day even when we are tired and cranky and life seems so unfair, isn't always easy. i like to blog about happy things but you know that life gets in the way and there isn't always just happy. i have been contemplating giving the blog up for a while and the jury is still out. it's especially hard when i have so little time for it. part of me is sure it's time to move on and part of me wants to continue to document the journey. i have certainly been writing less these days, perhaps i will keep thinking on it for a little while longer. in the meantime. i send all my love to my sweet christine - here's to being brave and continuing the fight.

and love sent, xo

Thursday, April 3, 2014

photographer exhibits tribute to wife of 67 years

this was so touching, it will make you cry. a beautiful tribute and a beautiful way to capture a life.

love sent, xo

Friday, March 28, 2014

happy happy birthday love.....

love you to the moon and back.  xoxo

mom xoxo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

still photographing my weekends...

i love my weekends.  i didn't end up simplifying things quite yet.  i think it is going to be a slow
process.  cut things out gradually.  because even tho i need to simplify things i really really love all that i do.

  hope you are having a great start to your week.

Friday, March 21, 2014


happy friday. hope you were lucky enough to see this beautiful sunrise today...

love sent, xo