Thursday, May 30, 2013

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.
The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.
We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute
of eternity. We are pain
and what cures pain, both. We are
the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
I want to hold you close like a lute, so we can cry out with loving.
You would rather throw stones at a mirror?
I am your mirror, and here are the stones.

-Rumi

"To Love is Not to Possess" - James Kavanaugh

To love is not to possess,
To own or imprison,
Nor to lose one's self in another.
Love is to join and separate,
To walk alone and together,
To find a laughing freedom
That lonely isolation does not permit.
It is finally to be able
To be who we really are
No longer clinging in childish dependency
Nor docilely living separate lives in silence,
It is to be perfectly one's self
And perfectly joined in permanent commitment
To another--and to one's inner self.
Love only endures when it moves like waves,
Receding and returning gently or passionately,
Or moving lovingly like the tide
In the moon's own predictable harmony,
Because finally, despite a child's scars
Or an adult's deepest wounds,
They are openly free to be
Who they really are--and always secretly were,
In the very core of their being
Where true and lasting love can alone abide.
- James Kavanaugh


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


It's sad how often we take our loved ones for granted while we have them around, before life rearranges things...Time is precious--not to mention ticking.  Can't help but to wonder if those I love realize the same...hmm!  Btw, this isn't grim referencing death per say, more so change -- my peeps know what I'm talking about.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

We surprised Mama Dukes for breakfast.  Turkey & onion omelette, hash browns, Danish pancakes w/ fruit, and cinnamon nut rugelach. ♥

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013