Naked came I

Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither.*  

An estate sale

My friend called to tell me about some wonderful sheets that she found at an estate sale near my house. As you probably know, good sheets are terribly expensive. Well worth the price as they last forever, but still a shock when first purchased.

Thinking that it would be great to find some inexpensive but nice sheets for my two adult sons and their families, I went to the estate sale. Continue reading “Naked came I”

2034

I looked twice when I saw the date.  May 5, 2034.

This was the maturity date for a bond.

How many years is that from today?  16 Continue reading “2034”

Aging Beauty

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I have seen this old house many times.

Viewed during the day, it struck me as odd but whimsical.

It’s like the naughty younger sister among the stately, pristine white homes on the street.

Three pastel colors with a burgundy and gold leaf trim.

Seeing it in the early morning light transformed it into an image of beauty and grace.

Like homes, women often prefer the softer lights of dawn or dusk.

 

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

excerpt from “She Walks in Beauty” by George Gordon Byron, 1788 – 1824

 

Photo taken on my Samsung 6 in the wee hours of morning.

I love the quiet and softness of early morning.

The World Needs More You In It

 

Marginalized.

It is a word that my friends and I toss around.

It describes the feeling we have when the world passes us by. Continue reading “The World Needs More You In It”

Rara Avis

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In a shop window on La Cienaga Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles,  May 2016

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been inspired by strong women from all walks of life and from all periods of history.   Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Mother Teresa and Iris Apfel …the list goes on.    Continue reading “Rara Avis”