in a small town

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shutters and scallops 

purple heart 

Collage

town diner 

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somewhere
anywhere

EMILY: “Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?”

STAGE MANAGER: “No. Saints and poets maybe…they do some.”

“Good-by, Good-by, world. Good-by, Grover’s Corners… Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking… and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths…and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”

~ Thornton Wilder, Our Town

where memories linger

where memories linger

My brother Aaron swung me high and hard
Toward tops of trees, until I almost flew
Into the blue of sky above our yard.
I peaked, then roller-coasted down and through
My squeals that sprinkled on the distant ground.
I tilted, lurched, then fought to grab the rope
And stop my fall. The tire spun around
With wild abandon. I could only hope
That God or Aaron (either one would do)
Could soften up the oak tree’s matchbox bark
Which planned a terrifying rendezvous
Somewhere within the tire’s final arc.
I closed my eyes and never found out why
The oak tree stepped aside to let me by.

~Gene Fehler

forgotten

hidden away 

 
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if only
these walls could talk

a look back

docked at sunset 

At the end of the day 

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Wait for it 

keeping an ear to the ground 

The Old Manse 

gathering 

spring rain ll 

hummer 

Sunday drive 

Art Work 

fading light 

white 

life is... 

iron and stone 

driveby sunrise 

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speckled 

big blue eyes 

bee season 

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mindful

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

some old photos from the past
I make mistakes
I break all the rules
 I have to remind myself that
it’s a process
as I continue this practice

and I love it all
because it’s one thing
that I can call
my own.

lucky number…

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Happy New Year!

13!

Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.

~Author unknown