Birthday Thoughts

Fifty-seven. How in the world can I be turning fifty-seven? I can remember so clearly standing in front of the bathroom mirror in the house I grew up in on the morning of my sixteenth birthday, scrutinizing my as yet unlined face, feeling ancient and wondering what I would look like when I reached the … More Birthday Thoughts

Leonardo Da Vinci, Birthday Bashes, and New Beginnings

Leonardo Da Vinci… Two nights ago my eyes popped wide open well before 2am and stayed open. And stayed. And stayed. I took a melatonin…nothing. Since I have taken on my new detail-filled role at work, more and more I am waking up in the middle of the night with my brain spinning, going over … More Leonardo Da Vinci, Birthday Bashes, and New Beginnings

What is Beauty?

   Tomorrow I will celebrate my fifty-third spin around this planet, and as each year passes, my ideas about beauty seem to shift in tandem.  I learned so much about real beauty watching my mother in the last years of her life.  She approached aging with humor and dignity, and I truly think she became … More What is Beauty?

Grateful for You

   On this day, Your birthday, I am so grateful.  Grateful for you, Your kindness, Your laughter, Your courage, Your tears, Your tender words, Your talents, Your creativity, The soulfulness of your sweet brown eyes, Your unfailing encouragement, Your wisdom, The gentleness of your touch. But most of all, I am grateful for the gift … More Grateful for You