Friday, December 15, 2017

Thinking about Blogging

Blogging regularly has fallen off my radar
for the most part.

It used to be a fun pastime, 
with lots of comments from readers
and lots of blog hopping to see what others were doing.
It felt like we were weaving a blanket of peace
and connection around the world.

That feeling, born of interaction,
seems to have died down these days.

Someone I know is offering a self-study
blogging course and I found myself tempted
but then demurred
knowing my pattern of paying for online courses
and never working the curriculum.

I've come up with 12 months of themes 
to inspire blog posts for 2018
but I'm wondering if posting
is now akin to spitting in the wind.

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Yesterday's Outing

My life has seemed a little constricted
the past few days,
so I decided it was time for an outing.

The Grand Cinema has a film series every Tuesday,
featuring films that probably wouldn't draw 
a large enough audience for a week-long run,
but that have artistic merit.
This week's offering was The King's Choice.

Norway's King Haakon VII
was faced with a choice when the Germans invaded
Norway in 1940 -- he could make a unilateral decision
to accede to Germany's demands that the Norwegians not resist
their occupation (likely saving thousands of lives)
and accept a puppet government that had ousted 
the duly elected one
or he could honor the country's constitution
by refusing to negotiate, saying only the Norwegian people 
could make such an important decision.

An interesting film covering historical events
about which I knew little.

After that viewing,
I took a little detour before going home
(and picking up some soup on the way).

Can you guess where I went?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Twelve Days of Mary: December 12

I'm closing out my Twelve Days of Mary Love
with another tribute to Fran Pullara.

This is her collage called
"Our Lady of Christmas."

Fran was a deeply spiritual person.
While I never met her in person,
others who knew her have commented
on her spirituality 
and her kindness.

She had an affinity for images
and metaphor and the power of language,
making her a perfect SoulCollage® facilitator.
She loved making collages on --
her screen name was Redondowriter,
if you're curious --
and images of the Divine Feminine
regularly anchored her work.

She loved Twelve Days of Mary Love
and her absence is felt 
here in this online community.

Thank you, Fran
for being you.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Twelve Days of Mary: December 11

Another tribute to Fran Pullara.
I know she would have been here
had she not been called away.

"Our Lady of November Sorrows" - Fran Pullara creation (Redondowriter) on

sadness emanates
her tears wash the universe
yet her love sparkles

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Twelve Days of Mary: December 9

always reverent
heart spilling love to everyone
saint of Mexico

Friday, December 8, 2017

Twelve Days of Mary: December 8

Close Up of Tapestry in Vatican Museum

Her baby's soft hands
reach out in supplication
Mary full of grace.