Thursday, June 26, 2008
I wanted to post something new, because I didn't want to leave you all feeling sad...or at the very least contemplative again today after yesterdays post.
So this is my un-named post just to top the other one..
Have a nice day
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
It got me to thinking about how blessed we are to be on this earth for whatever given time we have. My parents both passed at and early age, Mom was 53. Dad was 69 and my sister was only 29 when she passed away. I've had a a lot of heartache to deal with over the years. Each time I lost someone close to me, I would question God, The Universe. It's taken some time, but I do truly believe what I wrote in my comment to Vinny:
"We often ask ourselves why this happens...but in my heart I know for sure that the ultimate plan included this. Angels are sent to this earth to touch and enrich our lives...then they are called on to an even greater good. This is the case with your beautiful friend as well. I am sure."
As I was typing that out..it dawned on me that these were not mere words of comfort..although I hope they are..but this is what I do truly believe. I have been given some harsh lessons over the years and believe I have arrived at a place in my heart and head where I believe. I believe in those words..and I find can find comfort in loss, knowing that it is exactly as it should be at any given time.
This revelation has been working in positive ways for me in many situations in my life now. Daily struggles or events. Relationships old and new. I am open to whatever comes my way and I finally realize that its not always the best idea to "force" an outcome. There is indeed a bigger picture and I feel that I am able to finally understand and embrace that.
HUGS! and smiles today!
Friday, June 20, 2008
God I love Zeppelin!
Enjoy The Crunge and go directly to Dancin' Days, just like on the album.
Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I think I'll start with a few pictures.....
After the Met, we walked down 5th Avenue to Central Park. I really like this picture of The Pond. I like the contrast of nature vs the skyscrapers.
This building caught my eye... I found this on the web:
"Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan has achieved official "green" status--the first office building in New York City to be recognized by the USGBC for high environmental performance both on its exterior (core and shell) and interior fit-out and systems". Pretty Cool!!
This is Wollman Rink. I actually saw my first ever rock concert here in July of 1972. We saw Don McClean - American Pie. Bill Withers opened for him. It will always be remembered as my first...therefore it's special like no other. This season the city has a little amusement park there. Rides and games for the kiddies. It made me happy to see the smiling people there. That spot has really good Karma!
This impressive sculpture by José de Creeft was unveiled in 1959 and overlooks the Conservatory Water.
Features Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and the Cheshire Cat. It's magical!!
Ok, this is starting to feel like someones vacation slide show...I won't show you all 50 pictures...lol...so i will end for tonight...I will try to put a web album together soon,so those of you who actually want to view the photos can..
We had a wonderful trip!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Yesterday on XM Deep Tracks - my absolute favorite radio station - played 2 songs back to back. Mountain Jam off Eat A Peach by the Allman Brothers Band followed by the studio version of The Grateful Dead's Scarlet Begonias from Mars Hotel. Two of my most favorite albums of all time.
I emailed my friend Vinny from The Big Leather Couch because I know what an aficionado he is of music (as are most you you dear readers, one of the reasons I love you all). We got to corresponding about Mountain Jam. I mentioned my love for the song and how it was derived or should I say inspired by Donovan's There is a Mountain. To my utmost surprise, Vinny said he did not know that..so I thought I would share MY tutelage as it were with Vinny and y'all.
So here is...Donovan's There Is A Mountain followed by Mountain Jam.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
or..it could be that my life is somewhat quiet and relaxed at the moment. I'm afraid to say that though because when I have disclosed a serene patch in the past... it usually is ended quickly by high drama. I hate to jinx the tranquility.
Oh I know..I know...my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary next week in NYC. I am really excited about going back North. I grew up a mere 15 miles from Manhattan and it is one of my favorite places on earth. We have no real agenda there except to enjoy our city. Go to a museum or 2. Walk around in Central Park. Eat some good food. Enjoy each other. But again I have been remiss in talking about it because...when I do, something comes along to jinx it. Last year our Cali trip got canceled..and that really bummed me out. I am trying to be optimistic..but I am afraid...ok not too afraid, but still. If you think you know me at all....I am usually a fairly sunshiny and optimistic person...so the feeling of pessimism doesn't sit well with me.
Well that's all I can think of today...thanks to all of you loyal readers for stopping my blog. I appreciate you all immensely.