Why She Wanted to Kill Him…

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A man and a woman are in a “second time around” relationship.

Both bring baggage, hurt, and trepidation into the mix.

Things are going really, really well.

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Day 5

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Since love grows within you,

So beauty grows.

For love is the beauty of the soul.*

*St. Augustine of Hippo

“Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius, located in Numidia.” Wikipedia

St. Augustine of Hippo

 

Julia’s Violinist: A Story of Love, Courage, Survival

I miss Julia.

Sometimes my need to know the “rest of the story” competes with not wanting to let the main character go by finishing a book.

I can be almost finished with a book but find that I have to force myself to read the final chapter.

This is the case with Julia, the main character in Julia’s Violinist.

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A Little Time for Me

“Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”  Francis de Sales

It is Saturday night and I am alone for the evening at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington north of Seattle.

I could have gone to dinner in Seattle with family.

However, I chose an evening of solitude.

My family was concerned that I was sad or down but really I just wanted to have an evening to refresh and renew my spirit after my long drive from Whistler, B.C. to Seattle.

I ordered dinner from room service and tuned into the movie “Sex & the City”.
I was lazy and indulgent.  It was just what I needed.wp-1474664786272.jpg

I realized early in my adult life that I need equal parts down time to balance the busy, involved times. I believe that the need for down time grows as I grow older.

The next morning I thanked my family for not resenting my need to “opt out” for the evening. Their empathy and love were true gifts.

To be able to take time out and not feel guilty was my gift to myself.

 

Comfort Ye My People

Seeking serenity… Continue reading “Comfort Ye My People”

Sweet Dreams

It has been a long day.  The sun is finally setting in the Pacific Northwest.  It is beautiful to watch the shadows fall in my garden.  Continue reading “Sweet Dreams”

Ce petit cadeau

 

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Francois’ card with his gift from the Flea Market in Paris.

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A Moveable Feast

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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”      Ernest Hemingway to a friend, 1950. Continue reading “A Moveable Feast”

Quotes

Tutti li miei pensier parlan d’Amore.
All of my thoughts can only speak of Love.
~Dante Alighieri