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Looking Back

You know how you hear a song, and it takes you right back to a time and place?  We’ve all experienced it.  Well, the other night, Farmguy and I were watching a film called, The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.  There’s a funny scene where the characters sing “It Takes Two,” by Rob Base and DJ E Z […]

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little things.

Originally posted on jimmy lou:
“I’m making a list of soft things so I don’t go mad. This is what I wait for. Gray light before the sun rises. Waking up at the lake. Musty smoke from a campfire thick in your hair, on your skin, shaken from your sweater. Earth under your fingers. Green things growing. The sound of blueberry pancakes sizzling, crackling in a buttered skillet. Laughter, when you are incandescently happy. Finding a relic. Freckles. Grilled peaches and sweet corn and watermelon juices running down your skin. Light falling through tress on a pathway empty of anyone but you. Hearing the waves. Waking to a quiet house. Coffee stains. Lipstick marks on a cup. Your spot. Being recognized. Shadows. Alignment, like stars, alignment like sacred. Wonder and thinking you are something bigger and I don’t know, that somehow it will be alright. Being okay. Eating all the raspberries from the patch and going through the day with red fingers. Belief an iron rod in your spine. Someone’s touch on your hand, a someone who might be more than an anybody, a someone who might be a somebody, who might be yours. Beginnings. Not endings. Maybe endings sometime. Words like honeysuckle and diaphanous. Smells stirring a memory deep in your mind like a stick in thick muddy banks, stirring up the water. Mud under your toes and you are five. Clear water. Green water. Blue water. Gray water…

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Rain Drops

Last week, I shared a post singing the praises of September.  Around here, September is normally a lovely time of year—temperate weather and blue skies; however, since my post, it has been nothing but overcast and rainy. So, instead of enjoying sunny days and views such as this one….. We’ve had gray and cloudy days like these. And, this is […]

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September

In my opinion, September is the loveliest time of the year. Typically filled with clear, temperate, blue-sky days, September’s gentle sun and warm breezes create the perfect opportunity for long walks, reading a book in the garden, or just tinkering about on the farm. So, to celebrate this stunning month, here’s a little poetry and my all-time favorite song from […]

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