blooming

When the tulips fade, the poppies begin to bloom... sounds like some kind of Ancient Zen Wisdom, but it's actually what's happening in my yard...



Come to think of it, maybe there's a message in this after all. Endings and beginnings... often so painful on this human level. But endings are nature's way of making room for beginnings. I'm sure there's something ponderable, and maybe even comforting in that. (I'm talking to someone close to me today... do you hear me? You will feel better soon. I know you will. Soon you'll start to see the poppies.)

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And - my curtains are finally beginning to bloom too. From a song I heard somewhere... Progress is made, when progress is made...



I just got the sewing machine back yesterday, and after a long day in the office and the studio, I went to the trailer to start sewing. I am not good at sewing, or more specifically, at measuring and cutting and pinning. I don't enjoy those parts. Not even a little bit. But the actual sewing is really kind of fun, when the machine does its job and hums along stitch after stitch, happy to be helping me. It took me almost three hours to make this one little curtain. How embarrassing. I think I'll do one a day, until the job is done. A week - maybe two... And in between, Rick will be installing the new kitchen faucet, and new flooring. That part makes me very happy. The old stuff just doesn't work...



That strange 1990 mauve must go, along with the white vinyl. We're almost done, and almost have a renter, I think. Soon we'll be on our way. Soon. A new beginning.

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  3. (sorry for the correction - typogirl here)

    Kim;

    i just saw the indigo girls (again!!) at the Lensic a couple weeks back, but one of their songs comes to mind from me to you right now. Don't know if you're familiar with their music, but this is a GREAT, happy song:

    "Get Out The Map"

    The saddest sight my eyes can see is that big ball of orange sinking slyly down the trees

    Sitting in a broken circle while you rest upon my knee this perfect moment will soon be leaving me

    Suzanne calls from Boston the coffee's hot the corn is high
    And that same sun that warms your heart will suck the good earth dry

    With everything it's opposite enough to keep you crying or keep this old world spinning with a twinkle in its eye

    Get out the map get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down
    We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on our way out of town
    Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone

    I'm gonna clear my head
    I'm gonna drink that sun
    I'm gonna love you good and strong
    while our love is good and young

    Joni left for South Africa a few years ago and then
    Beth took a job all the way over on the West Coast
    And me I'm still trying to live half a life on the road
    I'm heavier by the year and heavier by the load.

    Why do we hurtle ourselves through every inch of time and space
    I must say around some corner I can sense a resting place

    With every lesson learned a line upon your beautiful face
    We'll amuse ourselves one day with these memories we'll trace

    Get out the map get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down

    We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on our way out of town
    Don't drink the water there seems to be something ailing everyone

    I'm gonna clear my head I'm gonna drink the sun
    I'm gonna love you good and strong while our love is good and young

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