March 26, 2011

One of my loves...

Allen and I were having lunch today at a local restaurant. We were sitting by a window when into the parking lot came a root beer brown Porsche Carrera. My dream car. Seriously, my dream car. I happen to like looking at cars, driving cars; it is an enjoyment of mine. I have liked this particular car for years. Once I saw one in Vermont while vacationing. It was eggplant purple - love at first sight. It had saddle interior and of course, manual transmission. I sometimes think of automobiles simply as a means of transportation, but NOT with this beauty. She's a daydream of mine that I would like to explore the world with. I love its egg shape, and I swoon over the front headlights. It is a very unique shaped car, just like the older Saabs, which is another joy-toy I would love to own.

I have digressed. Allen was paying the bill while I walked up to the Gentleman who owned the car. He was alone. I addressed him as "sir" with his head full of silver wavy hair, and proceeded to tell him that I liked his car. I then told him, "one day I hope to trade in my Volvo for your car." He seemed amused and said "it is a contemporary mortal sin." I wished him a nice day and walked away. Allen and I had a chuckle in our car as we drove away. However his comment made me think - do I have any "comtemporary mortal sins" other than that car?

Do you ?

March 16, 2011

Sweet Baby Love!

Left to right: Donna, Gina & Antoinette
I recently attended a baby shower for Gina, a beautiful young woman I know. She is the daughter of my dear friend Antoinette. There is always love surrounding Antoinette, Gina and Donna (Donna is Antoinette's younger daughter - also beautiful inside and out). They are very close, and it warms my heart to see the immense love within this family.

Antoinette hosted a baby shower for Gina. Donna was in charge of the fun activities we participated in, and the women at my table were full of giggles and smiles.

The gay festivities on that Sunday afternoon made me think of love, hugs and kisses. I saw everyone from family relations to friends hugging one another. Women don't hesitate to embrace each other; it seems so natural, and it sincerely warms my heart. It is nice to shake hands with someone and covet their hands, however a hug represents the feelings of the heart coming through. It personalizes feelings. A hug gives and a hug gets at the same time.

The love in the room for Gina was evident beyond words. Approximately sixty women came together with love in their hearts to extend best wishes to Gina and Brian. I was teary-eyed at the love that was expressed so beautifully.

March 11, 2011

Shel Silverstein has insight

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
A quote by Shel Silverstein

Profound words from a wonderfully talented Artist, Author, Philospher and all 'round genius. Can you tell I enjoy him? Everytime I read the book (below) I can feel my heart melt. If by chance, you've never read this book, run, don't walk to your favorite bookstore. You will position it high on the shelf, along with Shakespeare.

Please include the people of the world in your prayers tonight. ~Goodnight my friends.

The above quote is not in "The Giving Tree"

March 3, 2011

Coming soon...

to a garden near you.
This is a photo from Spring 2010. Right now, we have one wee yellow crocus poking her head up through the soil. I love color!