Little stones

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Smooth to the touch.

Soothing and pleasing to the eye.

Little stones

Only a C-

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~Thank you to my friend J who shared this with me.

I published this earlier but received feedback that some readers could not open the picture. Please let me know if this works.

Lori

A bit of serendipity

Tonight I watched “Fat Man and Little Boy” a 1989 drama about the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Although interesting and thought provoking, the subject of the movie disturbed me.  Continue reading “A bit of serendipity”

You are protected

On the bottom of the front screen of my cell phone there is a daily message from my security software provider.  

You are protected. No problems detected.

Yes, my phone is protected against hackers, robocalls and malicious attacks.  My home is protected by security cameras and motion detectors. There are no problems detected. 

Yet, where is the software that I could wrap around my family, my friends and others so that all of us are protected in the world today?  The only software that I know is loving compassion, kindness and respect for all beings.

 

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~Photo Lori Greer, Portland, Oregon, USA.~ 

It is important to care.  It is important to connect.  

Thank you for reading.  

Lori

 

The long road ahead

~Photo Pixabay, Pexels~

Well, it seems Americans are in this mess for much longer than expected.

Most people I know are wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

But as with the proverial rotten apple…

It took awhile for it to sink in that life, as I have known and enjoyed it, will not return anytime soon.

The worst part is not seeing my two grandchildren ages 9 and 3.

I am glad that I was able to visit the 9-year old in February.

In fact, it was one of my best trips to Denver.

I last time I saw the 3-year old was at Thanksgiving in Alabama.  I went for her Mother’s funeral and stayed a few weeks.

She and I video chat but it is not nearly enough.

There is so much that I took for granted such as the availability of flights back and forth to Denver and Alabama.

A long road ahead, but not a never ending road.

Perspective

~Skitterphoto Pexels~

Beauvoir, while no fan of sleeping in cars, wasn’t really worried.

This was the great benefit of seeing worse.

Fewer things worried him now.

from The Long Way  Home by Louise Penny

Helping others

~Photo Lisa Fotios, http://www.pexels.com~

We have to help those in need regardless of our feelings about them. We feel good helping those we like or the people whom we think deserve to be helped. It’s harder but still essential to help the people who dislike us or resent us or are indifferent to us.*

I find this to be true and worth remembering as I consider my actions in helping others.

There is much to be done.

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*Where I read this, I don’t know. Sitting in my chair by my  fireplace reading and sipping coffee,  I was moved to record this thought but neglected to cite the souce. My apologies to the author.

Peace & blessings to all,

Lori

The Three Graces

I was tired of seeing the graces always depicted as beautiful young things. I think wisdom comes with age and life and pain and knowing what matters. “

This is a  comment by Clara,  a character in the mystery novel A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny,  referring to a painting of three elderly women depicted as the Three Graces.

Age, life, pain and knowing what matters.

 

 

 

 

 

Along for the ride

Sometimes I feel like this doll

Jammed in a car handle, along for the ride.

Life in quarantine.  

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017

Her Mother had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.

Treatment started right away. Continue reading “May 2017”