Tag: Grace

JOY … in Shadows of the Heart, the grace of another blogger/poet

JOY … in Shadows of the Heart, the grace of another blogger/poet

Joy
"I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes." Renee Robinson I've spent some time recently in hospitals and specialty clinics.  It's always heartening to witness how remarkably resilient some folks are, how they deal with their trials in good spirit. They remind me of one special person, a blogger and poet you might remember. She dealt with her illness with extraordinary grace. She was Renee Robinson. A few years ago, I'm not sure why or how the impulse came to me, I suddenly had to see if Renee Robinson's blog was still up. I discovered that her WordPress domain had expired. Her other blog and T
The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

courage, Grace, Joy, poem
The Hanged Man card, Rider-Waite tarot deck One iced night mom took his hand and led the boy to a no man’s land And in the darkness of that night, he came to know himself as blight Born upside-down and on a tether, no turned up way to make him clever Both heart and memory came away with jilted mom on that crazed day Excess baggage he seemed to be, surviving much-grudged care you see Imagined poems filled his dreams, soulful skimming of raw life’s cream On winds of change other blows, but joys embedded he has known And in the end life’s still worthwhile Life was precious to man and child Upside-down fuels such rare view, and capsized life is a lonely pew But when time came to make a close, only sweetness from a thornless rose I was intr
Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude, mindfulness, Photography
It's been a momentous week! The first total eclipse within driving distance from me in my lifetime. A year ago my Dad called me to ask if I wanted to road-trip with him down to Oregon to see it in totality. I was excited about the idea. So after a whole year of planning, we drove down last Sunday through Portland to Madras. I am so grateful for the community of Madras, OR! They didn't ask for 100,000 people to descend upon them all at once to see this astrological event but they took on the hospitality of the situation completely. Everyone was helping. From the teens directing traffic to the local medical community taking shifts on a mobile med unit. Local mechanics were available to jump cars and provide roadside assistance and The National Guard helped to keep traffic moving in the ri...