Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hope is necessary in every condition.
            -- Samuel Johnson

Celebrating The Garden - even on days I can't go . . .
love & love,
"Let the rain kiss you. 
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
 Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
 ~Langston Hughes 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Porcelain Dragons

I continue to imagine the dining hall
that would hold an event where all these plates are being used by diners . . . 

these dragons are enormous
made of porcelain dinner sets
I look forward to seeing them lit up

kinda amazing.

They are HUGE

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

another good reminder for me from Yehuda . . .

The Good Eye
Wednesday May 23, 2012
When we see the best in people, a gate opens inside that admits blessings into our lives. Kabbalists call this kind of vision, “opening the good eye.” When we see with the “evil eye,” the gate slams shut.

(georgy) - Consider it in your own best interest to see the best in the worst of people.

good reminder . . thanks

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
            -- John Wayne

Friday, May 18, 2012

(video) My First Try! (leaves a bit to be desired - but . . how fun is this?)

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
            -- Raymond Lindquist

I doubt I'll need extra courage today

I hear the lanterns are up at 

Must Go
Must Go


What courage!
What courage! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From Yehuda Berg:

Contract With God
The contract we made with God in the Endless world was that we could only receive Light if we are the cause of revealing Light, if we are the cause of creating a better reality. This means that no matter how bad the situation is, we have the power to make it better. Right now.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

(video) Rose Blooming In Slow Motion

Hillel would say: Be of the disciples of Aaron--a lover of peace, a pursuer of peace, one who loves the creatures and draws them close to Torah. Pirkei Avot 1:12
Shrine/Tomb of Aaron

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Purple on grey
Image by Steve-h via Flickr

Just had to post this beautiful photograph.

have two more weeks of study - and then, our combined classes, and our teachers, will meet for a celebration, a graduation . . . I am so entirely grateful for these last couple of years filled with learning.  The surprising thing is our class.  The day we met we were stunned at how fortunate we were.  All of us from such diverse backgrounds, different understandings - and everyone of us willing the share from our heart.  Guess the Federation helped us all to feel safe enough, right?  We've stuck together all this time, adding a few extra to our group as we traveled along through new classes, and time.  I am going to miss this special bond. 
Well, except you can see this learning in practice every time i get up to share with a group, when i teach classes . . . and, the confidence, knowing what I have to share IS Valued.  of course, I wish i could just call My Pops and tell him all about this - BUT, then, there's YOU . . . There's the acceptance and encouragement I've had in my classmates these years . . . It shows in everything i do.

Guess, if i think about it, I can't really "miss" people who have become part of me . . right? 

Just a few very short weeks - and, I'll have a little time for . . . well, whatever adventure comes my way, right?

Love & Love,

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak

And he sailed off through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.

Dear Maurice,
Your Memory is a Blessing to Us All
Thank You Very Much
love & love,
this is a link to some "radical" thinking"
although, i have a challenging time trying to decide WHY, exactly
we continue to try to exclude people
who are lifting humanity

if you have time to read,
I'd enjoy reading your thoughts

love & love,

Monday, May 07, 2012

When you come to another with love in your heart,
ask nothing, 
only offering that love
you create miraculous relationships.
--Wayne Dyer

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012


"When an individual takes a sincere step,
then all the gods attend,
and his single deed is sweet"

I'm studying
okay, THAT'S not unusual, I admit
Still, i am sitting here studying.

I have the door open to the porch, 
It's muggy and warmish
I keep getting up to stand out there
and watch,
or listen

A dove. a thought, all of it blending.

I read Thoreau's quote and wanted to share it with you.

Hope you are enjoying your day,
love & love,

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Abraham Joshua Heschel taught:

What we need more than anything else
is not textbooks but text people.
It is the personality of the teacher
which is the text that the pupils read;
the text they will never forget.

The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel (Photo credit: On Being)