In his “Sticks in the Smoke” project, painter Nick Andrew has been visiting and drawing a different public park or garden in central London each week in 2016. Here, he captures the energy of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. via Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, London — Discover
There are moments when we see the truth of our lives. Moments when we see who we really are, where we really are in the id and ego of this thing called a personality. In the Christian faith I have found confession and prayer to shine the light on the real me. I have grace… Continue reading Tell Less, Ask More…A Search for Being Real
The writer Virginia Woolf saw beyond the ordinary. She was authentic in her work, in describing the world around her. And her words became the palette in which she painted truth regarding women in the world during post World War I and before World War II. In A Room of One's Own, she has been asked… Continue reading The River of Forgetfulness In honor of Virginia Woolf’s 136th Birthday.
Everyday, we experience and live and relive a story we have written for ourselves. The power of thought and the word is strong. But only as strong as the experience and feelings we attach to it. That is why it's hard to be real within ourselves- to know what we have imagined and created that in… Continue reading Imaginary Versus Real-Stories that come and go and stay too long.
Being born in December has always had its advantages. Yes, I said advantages. Holiday decorations, magical laden Christmas trees (at least as a young child and girl I have always felt the Christmas tree was so magical), Christ's birth honored with beautiful Christmas services and communion. Yummy food and convivial gatherings of friends and family.… Continue reading Christmas Gone Past-Family
How many times have we said, "I should be or I ought to be doing blank?" I should be working on the project at work. I should be exercising. I should be organizing my dresser. I should be cooking dinner instead of eating out. I should be saving money. Motivation is what could be lacking in… Continue reading I Should Be…The Art of Procrastination
I THINK TO MYSELF-WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Last evening, I came home and made myself a wonderful dinner of pecan crusted chicken, squash and mushroom medley along with a great glass of red wine. Sometimes being alone is all about what you make it. Making a nice dinner for one is just as important as… Continue reading I Think To Myself-What A Wonderful World.
How simple is it to appreciate the day?How simple is it to love the person who may not know you care so deeply?How simple is it to hold the hand of a friend?How simple is it to embrace your faults and weaknesses, knowing that it is all good?How simple is it to look at a… Continue reading How Simple Is it?
Are you ready to learn how to find real love and a real relationship? Are you willing to actually do something that seems contradictory to what looking for real love means? What if you are in that 50+ range where the men seem to be lightly scattered in number in a group setting, or worse… Continue reading The Tango Dance of Love
Somethings are inevitable. For me, it is the fact that I don't have a good workout regiment and haven't for awhile. In the dating world, in the business world, and in the world of the hip and young, I am faced with either growing gracefully and fit or being like the large part of the… Continue reading Working out at the Barre- a new reality