Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Soundtrack

I think everyone needs a soundtrack. There are so many songs in my life that have spoken to the people, events and feelings. For these songs, for these relationships, for it all. I want to create Soundtracks. Lists of songs. Album cover art. Something to speak to that feeling, the moment, the pulse of the memory.
I'm announcing this project for 2 reasons. 1st because if I announce things I tend to follow through. Start to work - find the process. 2nd because I want to hear the songs that mean something to you. Blogger tells me I have lurkers, I want to know what songs opening chord brings a memory flooding back. Who's face pops up when you hear Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" or where does your mind take you when you hear "Stairway to Heaven"? As my Soundtracks come together I'll be sure to post them. Explain the memory, the person, or the time in my life.

Happy song dwelling.

Friday, November 26, 2010

finding the perfect place to land

We've begun our search. The eternal search for a home. I lived in the same house my whole childhood. Momma and Daddy are going on 30 years in our simple home, with the same neighbors. I think the only thing that's really changed are the colors of the paint and the pets in the yard.

Its funny how much the MLS search can show you about a house. I can see in the Kitchen, where I'd put my mixer, and the Cuisinart. The living room where I'd put an overstuffed chair, and a rug for Ellie.

When the world is pounding the Hectic Holidays down my throat I get to day dream a bit about my favorite things of the new places. I get to decorate a living room I've never been in and make it a home I've always wanted. Now if only the really house shopping day would hurry up and get here!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Remembering To Share

The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem. It is the currency of human exchanges, which enables the sharing of states of the soul and conscience, and the discovery of new fields of experience.
Yehudi Menuhin       

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autumn love

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"...Come to the edge"

"Come to the edge, He said.
They said, We are afraid.
Come to the edge, He said.
They came. He pushed them...
and they flew."
-Guillaume Apollinaire

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This is Halloween,this is Halloween, everybody make a scene, it's our time, everybody scream, in this town of Halloween....

Halloween is like our version of Thanksgiving for our neighborhood:

We all come home and hang out on the front lawns. We carve pumpkins together just as we did for the 15 years of our childhood. Only now there are miniature fairies, princesses and Buzz Lightyear's involved. Now we take our babies out to trick or treat.

This Halloween was warm and comfortable and fun. Everything it should be. Now we gear up for the rest of the Holidays, the family Holidays... that don't just offer me loads of wine and chocolate. Or the chance to wear costumes... Really does Halloween have to only be once a year?

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