Sometimes You Need to Be The Lighthouse

“There are times when the ocean is not the ocean – not blue, not even water, but some violent explosion of energy and danger: ferocity on a scale only gods can summon. It hurls itself at the island, sending spray right over the top of the lighthouse, biting pieces off the cliff. And the sound […]

View From My Windows

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”  ~ Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses   My windows are both real and figurative. The picture above is the view from my bedroom window. This view changes hour by hour, and affords me much pleasure. In the early mornings the sky is grey, before becoming […]

Tasty Chorizo Risotto Recipe

“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness.”  ― Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder Risotto is one […]

Sometimes Resting IS Progress!

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   I’ve slept away another day. Perhaps I’ll do the same with this day too. But that’s okay. Resting begets healing. In repose we consolidate knowledge and even our muscles use the time to […]

My ‘Sunday Markets’ Outing

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again […]

A Little Bag of Comfort!

“There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.”  ~ Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream Right now I’m pushing through an aggressive round of drugs and herbs to treat […]

Wrong Numbers and New Friends

“Sometimes wrong numbers are the right numbers.” ~ Cecelia Ahern, The Time of My Life   Late yesterday afternoon I tried to call my sister. My new drugs are kicking in and so my eyes were all twitchy and I was having problems seeing. Somehow I put in one wrong digit. “Hello?” An older woman’s voice, surprised, answered […]

Love Letters to Myself…

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”  ~ Marvin J. Ashton So today I begin the next round of drugs that are making me well. Problem is, in taking these […]

OMG! One Million Views!!!

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” ~ Maya Angelou A little over two years ago I began this blog with a humble post about my recipe for Ice-Cream Plum Pudding. (If you never tried it I do urge you to – it’s delicious!) I truly had no idea that […]

Unexpected Blessings

“Women are never so strong as after their defeat.”  ~ Alexandre Dumas I admit it. Yesterday, for a moment (or perhaps a little longer) I wondered how I would pick myself up and keep going. I cried. A lot. My doctor wants me to continue with another full course of the horror drugs which had me […]

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