My Self and Beauty

“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” – Plato I have heard variations of Plato‘s philosophy throughout my life. It resonated somewhat, but not deeply. I am a work in progress. I understand the different people like different things. And there’s no denying that parents who think newborns are beautiful are somewhat biased. But, […]

I bet she was beautiful when she was younger…

This is a familiar line that  I’ve probably said myself.  It’s a recognition of physical attributes that are somehow not translated to the present. And there are a ton of quotes about inner beauty.  Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into […]

My Garden – A Metaphor for My Life.

I am learning to comprehend the Buddhist admonition that we create our own suffering.  My garden teaches me.    Here’s the dilemma:  do I enjoy what I do or worry about what I can’t do? I had a mini-breakthrough last week when I realized that with a bit of work on my patios, I enjoy […]

The Kitchen Sink

Fanciful. Philosophical. Waxing poetic. All apply to my yesterday. I spend a lot of time at my kitchen window.  It’s above my sink and so gives me a look at the world outside as I do all of things that are normally done at a kitchen sink.  I have put a lot of time and […]

Fade out

Sitting with my son and daughter-in-law I was struck by her glow.   A dark beauty at all times, she shone last night in a tangerine blouse,  dangling hoops and the flush of having just enjoyed a dinner with friends.  As I admired her I was swept to a time fifteen years ago when I […]