Birthday Poem

A luscious poem, A Birthday by Victorian poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) and illustration by Florence Harrison. Published in 1910, The Poems of Christina Rossetti was Florence Harrison’s (1877-1955) first book of illustrations for Blackie and Sons. Savor it with me. A Birthday by Christina Georgina Rossetti My heart is like a singing bird                   Whose nest is in a water’d […]

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Thoughts on a Birthday Morning

Hello Lovelies! The morning of my birthday, I decided to go on a run near the neighborhood where I was staying. (Those are the snowy Indian Peaks behind me in the distance.) It felt really good to notice the contrast in temperature between Florida and Colorado. Florida does get cold and rainy, which is what […]

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Happy Birthday Fellow Aquarians!

Hello Luminitas, My older brother sent me this little gem of a song this morning, along with a little note. Happiest of Birthdays, Amelie. The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. Cheers to your why! We we were partners in crime in […]

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Remembering – Mary Oliver

On January 17, 2019, American poet Mary Oliver — who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, died at the age of 83. She leaves behind a vast body of literary work, one of which includes a sweet and lovely poem from the book Thrift, by Beacon Press, 2006. She is best known for poems […]

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New Year

Now that January has dwindled down to a mere few days, I hope it is not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year. It’s only January 28th, so better late than never! Maybe this is where I should admit that I get overwhelmed with the details of life sometimes and shut down […]

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Ah…Animals – Part 2

continued from the last post) I will drop another bombshell here. I ended up being the primary caregiver of Tess, our dog, who I talked about in my last blogpost. I was the one who took her on walks, fed and bathed her, took her to be groomed, and made vet appointments in sickness and health. […]

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