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Thoughts on gratitude

I am glad to be alive today. We had Thanksgiving dinner with 15 family and friends — and since our house is tiny, we hosted it at our art gallery. What fun! It was an experience I hope everyone there remembers. Thanks everybody. I am grateful to have had all the experiences of my life, […]

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How to Get Out of the Way of a Portrait

Pondering how a true portrait comes about.

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Why Tears are a Good Thing

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving   For a more practical view on tears, read this from Aeon Magazine.

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Lessons from a Grandchild

“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.” ~Mary Oliver I am babysitting my grandson, so my son and his wife can have an evening alone. I have been at their house a few days and have let Henry take the lead in deciding when and how much to trust his […]

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An Open Letter to the Teens in My Life

Dear beautiful young woman: It is true. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are solid with a will like an arrow and eyes like the sun. Your heart will attract love. You will be cherished and protected like you have always wished you had been. Do you believe what I am saying?   You […]