Words I live by

If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star....

And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider---
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.

For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give---yes or no, or maybe---
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep."

~ by William Stafford
Blue dresses and white stockings

Happy Birthday, Sharp!

To the salt of the fricking earth, my good friend --- clever, funny, loyal, warm, real, creative, and never ever boring --- Sharp2799. May you have a blessed birthday, cat love, good eats, good reads, an abundance of words, smiles from strangers, belly laughter, and many, many ever afters. You are loved. -- Reka


Happy Birthday!


Moses, Doug, and I wish you a very Happy Birthday! This spring day has crocuses, hyacinths, violets, and other blooms braving what has been a cold, wet couple of months. You are a good friend, a great mom, and a cool lady. I hope 'the boys' have something special planned for your day.