Sunday, February 26, 2006

2.26.2006 Pieces of My Life

What do you do when everything changes? What do you do when the unthinkable happens? What do you do when the perfect little world you had built for yourself falls apart? What do you do when you realize you don't have all the answers to life?

Well, when the pieces of my life fell apart, the only thing I knew to do was to try to put them back together. Try as I might though, I could not get them to fit together. I pushed the pieces around, turned them over, and did everything else I could. But the puzzle wasn't working.

Then finally I made a startling realization: I didn't have all the right pieces for the puzzle of my life. And some of the pieces I had, needed to be discarded.

Though it has taken much time and I am not finished with the puzzle yet, I can tell it is turning into a beautiful piece of work. Only now that I can contrast the old with the new can I see what was lacking from the old and just how wonderful the new is looking.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

2.16.2006 Rose

The rose speaks of love silently,
in a language known only to the heart.

Monday, February 13, 2006

2.14.2006 Things I Love....

*taking a long, steamy shower*the smell of a fire on a cold crisp fall day*the giggles of children*fog laying across the lake on a chilly winter morning*nature walks through the woods while it is snowing*peanut butter and chocolate*watching the sun go down in a blaze of orange*sleeping in*the color purpleā€¦from the deepest eggplant to the palest lavender*the sound of a cat purring softly*daffodils peeking up from the ground*warm soup on a cold day * funny movies*the rhythmic tapping of rain on the roof in the middle of the night *wishing on stars* soft kisses*rainbows after midday showers*tomatoes from the garden still warm from the summer sun *the glow of candle light*salty ocean breezes*climbing into a warm bed on a cold night*laughing out loud *the sun streaking through the clouds *watching my boys grow to become men*puppy breath*dressing up for an event*the scent of lavender*riding my jet ski across the lake when it appears like a sheet of glass*poetry*bright umbrellas moving down a sidewalk*enjoying pancakes with fresh maple syrup*comfortable blue jeans*surprises*traveling to new places*loud thunderous booms followed by flashes of lightening from a summer storm*coming home to a clean house*sushi*riding with my convertible top down on a warm spring day*fresh flowers beside my bed*warm embraces*