“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


The joy of every moment

Taking Maddie's advice & dancing around all silly this morning.

And being all brave & posting an actual image of myself doing so.

My Zen calendar quote said
Seize from every moment
its unique novelty
and do not prepare your joys.

I bought coffee cake for breakfast.
I am not hungry, but I am taking a bite.
life goes on & mary would tell me to dance, dance, dance


  1. Hi: I am new to your blog; LOVE IT, all of it, sad, happy, silly-fun, and full of life : ) Thank you for sharing it - and your picture is wonderful : )

    Blessings, Sandra in AZ

  2. Sandra - Welcome!! I just rec'd an email from the wonderful & generous Susanna, which helps me understand that being silly is sometimes just the way to be! :)

    PS - I spent my growing up years in Tucson - 7th grade through early 20s - and I love, love, love Arizona!

    Thank you for the kind words!
    :) Debi

  3. Aah how beautiful you are, so good to meet another bit of you*

  4. Hi me.jpg! How nice to see you today! Have fun being silly (which of course, you would).

  5. Hele - Oh, thank you. Bless you!

    Tango - me.jpg indeed! LOL! It is a silly day, and every time something good happens, I just start to cry! ??? Working through the process.

    :) Debi

  6. Polona - Oh you made me smile! Cool is just not a word I would use to describe myself! Thank you!!!

    :) Debi

  7. So many of us were wondering what you looked like since all we've seen are snippets!
    It's nice to see you! I'm glad you took Maddie's advice!

  8. Surely not that many of you! LOL! I am all about snippets!

    :) Debi

  9. The joy of the moment___
    but one brushstroke
    on the canvas
    we call life.

  10. i started my blog to celebrate the beauty of life's simplicity. but due to some event, i find it hard to hold on to my believe that life with all of its imperfections and cruelty - lies something good that's worth celebrating.

    but your writings have restored some of the faith back in me.
    and for that, i want to thank you.

  11. Oh it is so good to see you!!!!!
    I too, had been wondering what lovely woman was hiding behind the lens all this time.

    And I hope you indulged in a nice big slice of cake....for it tastes best in the morning ;)

  12. jfrancis - Yes. A brushtroke every day.

    moonshin - I feel quite humbled. Truly. And you are more than welcome if I have helped in some way. Remember that nothing is permanent. The way you feel today is not permanent. Time will pass, and your core - that part of you who knows that there is something worth celebrating will find its way back. Take care. :)

    Jaime - Yes, here I am. Still hiding a bit - but unfurling requires that I step out of my hidey-holes. Truth be told, I find it a bit scary! LOL! But it feels good, and I am glad to see you too!

    :) Debi

  13. I love self portraits and this is a wonderful one. Lovely to see you! Hope that bite was yummy.


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