Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31 small stones aros

I returned my pet rocks to the wild. Now they hide in my garden or wait quietly at my door for me to notice them once again.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

january 19 small stones aros

celebrating birthdays gives me pause. i stop to wonder if i'm celebrating having completed a year, or having arrived at a new one.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17 small stone aros

life is short, the road is long, this is the paradox.

Friday, January 14, 2011

january 14 small stones aros

dreams large and small, day and night, these are slide show videos, free pictures we are free to choose or deny sent to us by our own universe.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

january 8, small stones aros

light one candle against the violence tonight, breathe in and out one prayer against the violence tonight. we are one, and we must stand against the violence tonight, as one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

january 7, small stone aros

each tear flows back to the stream, to the river, to the ocean. drops rise to the clouds, fall back to earth. this rain today breaks my heart. i cry these tears for you as i shower, and each tear flows back ...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5, 2011 small stone aros

One tiny shell from Niihau, one polaroid from Eklutna Glacier, one bit of sand from the stairs of the temple of Hatshepsut, a piece of sheep's wool from the hills near Clew Bay, all wrapped in a silk scarf from Istanbul and kept in my grandmother's wooden Bible box. These are my priceless treasures I will hand down.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011 aros small stone for today

breath. our first gift. breathe little one, just breathe. and at the end of our lives we let go and give it back. our last gift.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bucket List 2011

I'm doing a daily health challenge on FaceBook, and today we're challenged to come up with a bucket list: those things one wants to do before they die. The real challenge is, once you've finished writing the list of 5 or 10 things, to choose one you will focus on this year that you can make some headway on, or actually accomplish. So, here's my list:
Bucket list 2011

Visit Scotland for a month

Go to Bilbao to see the museum by Gehry

go back to my Italian language studies and become fluent enough for conversation

learn to read in French

Go to Paris for a month

Spend a year traveling the world on that condo ship The World as someone’s housesitter

Live in Tuscany after the kids are grown

Have The Godmother picked up by HBO as a long-running series with me as creator/head writer

Can you guess which one I've chosen to work on? If you can, post a comment and I'll let you know whether you're right and how I plan to proceed in 2011.

small stone for January 3, 2011 aros

sunbeam touches your feather, your beauty touches my heart, I rise to feed you and you fly away to someone who thought of your need without caring about your looks.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

small stone for January 2, 2011

Fever burns through my head and body cleansing me of all negativity left over from the old year.

small stone for January 1, 2011

In-flu-enza, influence, affluence of gratitude in spite of pain or obstacles that
may show themselves in this river of life.