“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


A Vision and a Verb

It is my 500th post and tomorrow another adventure begins.

Another road on my map of this year.

It is called Vision and Verb,
and I have so kindly been asked to be a part.

A collaboration of women of a certain age. We are from everywhere, from Tanzania to Texas to Tennessee, from The Netherlands and Sweden and Canada all-over, from Northern England, from the east coast of the U.S. to the west. We are photographers and writers and painters and women who want to be more, our age not a barrier, but an open door. A baker's dozen plus a couple more. We are married and we are single, we are mothers and we are childless, we are straight and we are gay, we are religious and we are not sure. We begin this journey together, not knowing where it will take us, hoping you will join us as we share bits of our lives and worlds. Some of us you already know, some will become new friends. It feels to me a bit like the yellow brick road, not knowing what forests may lie ahead, not knowing who we will gather up and carry with us as we go, but we are not looking for the Wizard. We are old enough to have already seen behind the curtain.

We begin tomorrow,
but bios are already up,
except Robin's -
she has been busy
with the early arrival of a new grandson,
Mr. Henry throwing her off schedule,
but that is what happens
with women of a certain age -
she will have it there soon.

And me?
My 500th post.

I used to tell Michael I had nothing to say
when he would ask why I wasn't painting.
I was apparently wrong.

UPDATE: It is tomorrow. Check us out.


  1. excitement here...new project...500 posts and sunshine in Texas....cannot get much better than those three!! I am so glad to "know" you friend

  2. oh you are brilliant!!! i can't imagine a better introduction to our journey together! thank you so much for making my apologies. it sounds so better coming from someone who sees me at my best as well as my worst.
    XOX and off we go!

    500?? how did you do that? i am completely impressed and i know for a fact i have read almost every single one even if i wasn't counting :)

  3. Congratulations on your 500th post. Wow. I, for one, am so happy that you have something to say :) Never doubt that you do. Your words have enriched my soul many, many times.

    Looking forward to the new blog, I will be there!


  4. 500 posts is an amazing achievement. Congratulations and well done!

    I'm interested in your new project as well. I don't always comment, but I'm here reading what you have to say.

  5. What a beautiful introduction!!! So looking forward to this new adventure...

  6. Congrats on #500 and an excellent introduction to our new collaboration!! Can't wait for midnight - ooo, ooo, ooo - that's 9:00 p.m. for me!

  7. how perfectly fitting, your 500th post on the day of post one at vision and verb. looking forward to this yellow brick road we have chosen.

  8. how exciting....
    and congrats on 500 posts....it's a good feeling isn't it?

  9. How exciting! Three of my favourite writers (you, Robin and Diane) here, and some new ones I will enjoy checking out. Looks like it's going to be a fabulous project. Loving the first post.

  10. What a wonderful collaboration!! I took a wee little peek but will spend some decent time there when I have some to spare.
    Congrats! And congrats again for your 500th!! Each and every post touches something inside of me. So glad you are here.


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