Week Nine

Posted on Nov 8, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

 some quiet [and, plant study] here as we settle into the time change. allowing the days to move a little slower.

seeking comfort and rest.

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Week Eight

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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Week Seven

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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Week Six

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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another year older, yet on this day every year since they were born, i mark the time thinking about where they are and how far they’ve come in 12 months. time moves fast.

i’m afraid i didn’t slow down, until i saw moments of their week captured in one shot.

 knowing that they took a few minutes to see things as they are – imaging them standing there – yes, it’s why i’m enjoying this.

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it’s a quiet house – an empty nest. they’ve gone – [we’ve gone] – each her separate way.

still, a peek through a window to their lives. to share mine.

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we grow and hope. we win and lose, fail and try harder. we play, cry and laugh.

for one year we will connect here. one image each, of our growth, perseverance, or reflection.

Week V

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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what a week. work travel, camping, navigating parking spaces on crowded city streets, and ice time for one. for another; packing and relocating to a new location – in the pouring rain – but squeezing in time for some sailing. making my own adjustments with house renovations and plans, while searching for time to enjoy the things i used to do.

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Week IV

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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hello, october.

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Week III

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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holding on to what reminds us of summer, and noticing the low, warm afternoon light.

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Week II

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 | No Comments
it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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a week of work, and new beginnings. wishing things were the way they used to be. a study in time – finding just the right routine.

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it’s a quiet house – an empty nest. they’ve gone – [we’ve gone] – each her separate way.

still, a peek through a window to their lives. to share mine.

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we grow and hope. we win and lose, fail and try harder. we play, cry and laugh.

for one year we will connect here. one image each, of our growth, perseverance, or reflection.

Week I

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments

it’s a quiet house – an empty nest. they’ve gone – [we’ve gone] – each her separate way.

still, a peek through a window to their lives. to share mine.

::

we grow and hope. we win and lose, fail and try harder. we play, cry and laugh.

for one year we will connect here. one image each, of our growth, perseverance, or reflection.

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it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.   e.e. cummings

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rise

Posted on Jan 2, 2016 | No Comments

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the coiled vine,

a tight iron hold

writhing, twisting.

the weight of rain, absent of light,

filling gaps of time void of answer.

still, one leaf bears a delicate underside,

a blanket of honesty and softness.

writhing, twisting toward another morning,

the courage to rise.

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i’ve been here at simplify for three months. at my job for three months. i’ve called it a warm-up. i’m beginning this year a different person. i feel strong, happy, inspired and excited for the new. it will be a busy year, i know that. time will pass at an astonishing speed. i need to be ready. i choose a daily reminder, one word. rise.

i can’t help giggling sometimes when i think of it. rise up! get off your ass! just do it! but there’s more to it than that. i plan to devote more time to my creative self. i am not setting specific goals, and have no idea what mediums i’ll explore. something is there, though, inside and ready. and, that alone makes me happy.

happy new year, friends. no matter what she brings, look for the love. xo