Tuesday, April 9, 2013

tiptoe through the tulips

Today my friend Karen took me to trip through the La Conner tulips to celebrate my 60th birthday.
What a glorious day.  I have no words for the beauty of these flowers. 
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.
-Theodore Roethke

Life is a celebration of passionate colors. - Leialoha Cator

If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom,
maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets

Sometimes I imagine colors as if they were living ideas, being of pure reason with which to communicate.
Nature is not on the surface, it is deep down. - Paul Cezanne

Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it. - Ernst Haas

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, April 8, 2013

Make a Wish

"The strength of the genie comes from
his having been confined in the bottle."
- Richard Wilbur
I read that Richard Wilbur was referring to the structures of poetry,
but what about the various forms of  confinement we face in life
that hold the possibility of making us stronger and more determined?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Another milestone

Someone asked me recently what my plans were for my 60th birthday. 
My response?  "I'm getting my shingles shot!" 
I don't think that was the response they were expecting,
but having watched several of my friends suffer through the shingles
and knowing that the recommended age for the shot is 60,
this is a no-brainer! I'm off to get that dang shot!
And yes, I do plan to do other awesome birthday type activities
which include blowing out birthday candles and 
delighting in my friends and family.
I am one very blessed gal!