Sleeping puppy

I’m going to dictate this post very quietly into my phone.

My sweet 3-month-old puppy, Riley, is asleep on my lap.

It is a wonderful.

Outside the weather is cold and overcast.

Earlier we went for a long walk where she interacted with other dogs and friendly people. I find most people can’t resist a baby or a puppy.

After our walk, I sat down for a minute to relax and catch my breath. She drank some water and came immediately asking to come up in my lap.

I could not resist her sweet little face. So here we sit.

There’s no place I would rather be. Stroking her as she sleeps fills me with peace and love.

Through my window I enjoy seeing the trees with their changing yellow and orange leaves.

A large bluebird lands on the fence with what looks like a nut in his beak. Earlier, squirrels had scampered along that same fence.

I have things to do. People to call and email.

But here I sit at peace with the world.

Perfect but too late

I wish I had seen this sign in my neighbor’s yard before the election.

Only one choice

On the eve of our election

 

I should be sleeping. 

That thought kept running through my head in the early morning hours.  

I listened to several meditation podcasts before I finally dropped off. 

This morning, I don’t feel rested.  I feel anxious and on edge.  

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA.  

Yet, I know it will not be over regardless of who is elected president. 

I hope my fellow Americans, regardless of political persuasion, will do the right thing.  

We have so much work to do together.  

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

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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