|Dan at the head of the table, Onay on his right....as it should be.|
Friday, November 30, 2012
The day before I was to leave for San Diego, I woke up a very sick gal. I have no idea what sort of bug attacked me but it created a pretty violent day for me. Based on what was going on with me physically I called my family and said it didn't look like I would make it to Thanksgiving dinner. Naturally, they were worried and told me not to even try to make the 400 miles drive. That night I slept well and in the morning awoke feeling quite good. I decided I didn't want to sit home and have a "pity party" being all alone on Thanksgiving Day so I pulled myself together and hit the road. 6 hours later I arrived before the turkey was done. In fact, I had time for a nap before we all sat down to celebrate the Holiday. As usual, the food was wonderful. I tried little bits of everything but my appetite was not very robust. What I did enjoy was our gathering of family and friends and the blessing of being together. I only stayed a couple days and made the trip home with an overnight stop in Yuma. It was probably not the wisest choice for me physically but life is short and I don't want to miss a thing! The picture is of our gathering at the Thanksgiving table.
|This was the frame I found in a junk shop|
|I stapled on the screen and added two cross pieces|
|Almost finished, added embelishments and painted|
|Now completed just waiting for the hinges. Nice entry to my patio|
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
My only complaint was the rude and late arrival of so many people after the concert started. It was so bad that Leonard apologized "for starting on time" and asked that the theater lights be turned on so people could find their seats. Later in the show he played the first song, "Dance Me to the End of Love" again so we could enjoy it uninterrupted. Sadly, I was unable to get any pictures of Leonard but at his age, he has eliminated the "meet and greet" time after the concert. He was on stage for over 3 and a half hours with only one break in the middle....he was filled with energy and literally skipped on and off the stage. My pictures show my joy at this "Bucket List" event.
|Nokia Billboard, Leonard Cohen Sold Out!|
|Ms.Happy face @ a "Bucket List"event!|
|LA Live Plaza|
|My dinner Place|
|New Friends from Las Vegas|
|My Concert Tee|
...The birds they sang at the break of day, "Start Again", I heard them say. Don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ah, the wars they will be fought again. The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold and bought again, the dove is never free
So ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything...that's how the light gets in....
..And sometimes when the night is slow, the wretched and the meek, We gather up our hearts and go, A Thousand Kisses Deep.
...The light came through the window, straight from the sun above and so inside my little room there plunged the rays of Love. In streams of light I clearly saw the dust you seldom see. Out of which the Nameless makes a Name for one like me. All busy in the sunlight the flecks did float and dance, and I was tumbled up with them in formless circumstance. Then I came back from where I'd been. My room, it looked the same - But there was nothing left between the Nameless and the Name....
Those lyrics talk about experiences I have had in meditation where the Nameless and I become one....with the dust and will all there is. Love Itself.