The stories and glories of hugging a stranger a day ... and other life lessons
May 30, 2018
I met a lady at the Fitness Studio where I go for my bi-weekly dose of torture.
We spoke briefly. Then a little more. Sharing snippets about ourselves.
We both like to knit. Especially lace. We agree the focus required takes our mind off other issues.
Crazy as it might so...
May 28, 2018
People notice when –
We’ve lost weight.
Have a new hairstyle.
Have a suntan.
Have an accent.
Wearing a pretty dress.
They also notice when we are -
But know this –
When we are more or less consistently...
May 25, 2018
Methinks I’m not as smart as a donkey.
Donkeys take their time.
Look where they are going.
Do not trip over the same stone twice.
Circle around pitfalls and ditches.
Avoid uneven terrain.
Finally, they listen to orders.
And then there’s me...
May 23, 2018
The more we stay the same.
In most ways!
I was somewhere in my teens, home on vacation.
My mother found me on the floor in my bedroom, crying bitterly.
Next to me, my treasured record player. Playing was One Fine Day from Madame Butterfly. Singing – Maria Callas.
Those 78 s...
May 22, 2018
I have a Personal Trainer.
His name is Dave.
He is a lovely man with saintly qualities.
Considering what he deals with on a daily basis.
I believe my balance is pretty good.
Considering my age.
My wonky knee.
Tendency to fall off a bike (moving and sta...
May 18, 2018
We, as in the Captain and I, belong to an organization called MTOA. Marine Trawlers Owners’ Organization.
We are a motley crew. Mostly retirees. All manner of boats. Not only trawlers.
And it’s a huge national conglomeration! At last count 2000 members and growing.
May 16, 2018
Along with many others I listened to the funeral service of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
I watched her grandsons carry her casket to the hearse.
I watched the video feed of the funeral procession.
I listened to the music.
I sat quietly.
She was admired, respected and lov...
May 14, 2018
My morning happy chair over-looks the intersection of two canals.
The main canal comes off the Intracoastal Waterway and clearly shows the changing tides.
The other morning, as so often, I sat watching the intersection. Trying to empty my mind.
The water was swirling in a...
May 11, 2018
Yesterday’s junk mail delivered a catalog on body shaping.
I was fascinated. Page after page on how you could alter various parts of your anatomy.
There were –
Waist enhancers. (Hah!)
It got better. In one...
May 9, 2018
“I say potato and you say potato.”
That old song came to visit this morning as I watched the shifting clouds from my Morning Happy Chair.
The darker ones were moving left.
The lighter ones were moving right.
I watched. Fascinated as always by nature.
They all eventually set...
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