Scattered In The Wind

20 Mar

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Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I’m standing.
With a heavy heart and my hat clutched in my hand.
Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles.
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind.
It’s a lonesome life when you lose the ones you live for.

If I Give My Soul by Billy Joe Shaver

Soul Eyes Painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Tell Him I Said Hello

18 Mar

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Look into his eyes
When you speak my name.
Maybe there’s a spark to start another flame.
Do I love him?
Don’t say yes or no
If he should ask you.
But he won’t I know,
Cause it’s all over and forgotten.
Just tell him I said hello.

Song: Tell Him I Said Hello

Written by Jack Canning and Bill Hegner

Magnified Beauty

16 Mar

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“She was the golden thread running through everything, a lens that magnified beauty.”

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Photo of Linda Evangelista by Stephen Meisel. She is one of the most beautiful women, ever, and Meisel one of the best photographers.

We’re Makin’ Plans

14 Mar

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I know you like the back of my hand.
Got a heart of gold and a piece of land.
I’m your girl and you’re my man,
And we’re makin’ plans.

Miranda Lambert – Making’ Plans

Alignment Of Desire

12 Mar

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“Addiction can only be beaten by the alignment of desire with personally derived, future-oriented goals.”  

—Marc Lewis

Renewed And Alive Again

10 Mar

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“Leisure is the power to step beyond the working world and win contact with those superhuman, life-giving forces that can send us, renewed and alive again, into the busy world of work…”

Josef Pieper

Blunder Ahead

8 Mar

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“You can do anything you want to do.  What is rare is this actual wanting to do a certain thing:  wanting it so much that you are practically blind to other things, that nothing else will satisfy you…I know I have said a lot when I say, ‘You can do anything you want to do.’  But I mean it…Blunder ahead with your personal view…The real work of art is the result of a magnificent struggle.” 

Robert Henri, painter

Illustration by John Gannam. Wow, what an amazing illustrator Mr. Gannam was!

Definition Of Abuse

6 Mar

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“The modern definition of abuse is “anything less than nurturing.”  

—Ashley Judd

Get Back

4 Mar

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“Her whole world, what was left of it, was here, and there was no way to get back to where she had been before.” 

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

We Remain In The Stories

2 Mar

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“We remain in the air, the empty space, in the dusty roots and deep earth, in the echo and stories, the songs of the time and place we have inhabited.

—Bruce Springsteen – From his book Born To Run

Fantastic photo by Danny Clinch

Everything Flies

28 Feb

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“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”

― Frida Kahlo

Photo is of Lexi Jones and her daddy, David Bowie.

Tell Your Story

26 Feb

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“Your possessions tell your story.”

—Pat Cleveland

Some day when I’m gone, my family can come to my house and learn my story from going through my possessions. Even though I have a house and many valued possessions now, a hundred years from now all that will be left of me (my legacy) are stories about me, my posts on the internet, my photography, my art I have drawn, art that’s hanging on my walls now, and some other little things. It depends what my relatives choose to keep.

All that remains from relatives who lived 100 years ago is some journals, letters, and photos. No furniture, no vases, no artwork!

What do you want to be left of you after you pass on?

Your Aging Face

24 Feb

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“It’s hard to accept your aging face. You’ve got to be tough.” 

—Debra Winger

Photo: Atelier Manassé, Wien, Austria. Champagne, 1920s.

Die At 25

24 Feb

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“Most people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they’re 75.”

—Benjamin Franklin

Got My Own

22 Feb

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“I got my own back.”

—Maya Angelou

Best Salt and Pepper Grinders

20 Feb

The OXO Good Grips Salt & Pepper Grinders are the best! At Sur La Table they cost $25 for two. Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 2.58.38 PM copy

***No one has asked me to endorse this product.***

You Trap Them

18 Feb

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All abuse is foremost an assault on the mind. When you abuse someone, you limit their perspective and you trap them.

—Tara Westover

When You Wanted

17 Jan

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Remember when you wanted what you currently have.

Montecito, California

15 Jan

Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 9.37.32 AMOne of the most magical places in the world that endured horrific mudslides on January 9, 2018. My heart is broken for this beautiful place and the people who live here. This is a map of Incomplete Preliminary Damage Inspections 1/13/18.

We Stay There

21 Dec

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“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”

Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

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