Sunday, July 31, 2022

A Bit of Kitties & Buddhist Wisdom - Chop Wood/Carry Water

“I am the dragonfly rising on the wings of unlocked dreams on the verge of magical things.” – Aimee Stewart


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” 

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“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”  ~Buddha

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“If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone”.

🌹 My Rose-loving Buddha. 🌹

Nina Simone - Feeling Good

“Give, even if you only have a little”.  ~Buddha

In this heat, I actually heard it sigh when I watered…

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”
~ Buddha

3 of my 4 kittens raptly watching Hummingbirds.

Gandalf & Left-Out, who has black hind legs & a yellow chin. 

Sophie-Mama in middle, Gandalf & Possum.
They’re 6 months old this week & all fixed (at GREAT expense).



Wednesday, July 20, 2022

I Hear the Call of the Night Bird… Longing…


Diederik Cuckoo

The bird whose call is it’s name. 🎢🎡🎢

Barn Owl

This nocturnal beauty is found on every continent except Antarctica. 

Common Nightingale 

This bird can have more than 200 songs in its repertoire, and it might sing them all at night. πŸŒ™πŸ’«


Birdsong brings relief 
to my longing 
I'm just as ecstatic as they are, 
but with nothing to say! 
Please universal soul, practice 
some song or something through me.

πŸ’™ I love Blue birds! πŸ’™

πŸ”₯ My Hummingbirds are only eating at night recently because it’s so hot. πŸ”₯

Thursday, July 7, 2022

This Poem Has Gotten Over 70,000 Views on My Blog

One of my favorite poems of all time.  I read it often and still marvel at each word picture…

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem”. – David Carradine

From:  “Houses of Parliament” series by Monet


Monet Refuses The Operation 

by Lisel Mueller

Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction
I tell you it has taken me all my life
to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels, 
to soften and blur and finally banish 
the edges you regret I don't see, 
to learn that the line I called the horizon 
does not exist and sky and water,
so long apart, are the same state of being.

Fifty-four years before I could see 
Rouen cathedral is built 
of parallel shafts of sun, 
and now you want to restore 
my youthful errors: fixed
notions of top and bottom,
the illusion of three-dimensional space,
wisteria separate
from the bridge it covers.
What can I say to convince you
the Houses of Parliament dissolves
night after night to become
the fluid dream of the Thames?
I will not return to a universe 
of objects that don't know each other,
as if islands were not the lost children
of one great continent. The world 
is flux, and light becomes what it touches,
becomes water, lilies on water,
above and below water,
becomes lilac and mauve and yellow
and white and cerulean lamps,
small fists passing sunlight 
so quickly to one another 
that it would take long, streaming hair
inside my brush to catch it.
To paint the speed of light!
Our weighted shapes, these verticals, 

burn to mix with air
and change our bones, skin, clothes
to gases. Doctor,
if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth into its arms
and how infinitely the heart expands 
to claim this world, 
blue vapor without end.


🌟 A special treat:  Ms. Mueller reading this amazing poem:

Lisel Mueller died on February 21, 2020, at the age of 96.


Saturday, July 2, 2022

Freedom Isn’t Free - God Save America

 A must-read thriller, unputdownable & the first of 5 in this series.

Jack Carr served America as a Navy Seal for 20 years.


We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.  ~Abraham Lincoln


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ A pack of jackasses led by a lion is superior to a pack of lions led by a jackass.  ~George Washington

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury. ~George Washington

“If ever the time should come, when vain & aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”—Samuel Adams


It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favor.  ~George Washington


Knowledge is power.  Don’t be a sheep and don’t trust this administration.