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A good time had by all. My life in real time with all of its messiness and glory. A place to let down your hair and get your hands dirty. A place to enjoy nature and to enjoy life. We all can turn dirt into diamonds and make compost out of the negatives.

I have been out and about.

Category: miscellaneous | Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:26 am

I have been spending a couple of Saturday's with my daughters the past few weeks.
This picture was taken at a fundraiser called A Taste of UMC which is the hospital that my daughter is a medical student at. There were over 30 booths with samples of food from around the world. We sampled many delightful selections. The first picture is a fav or ours, Florida, then New Orleans, and then just a wonderful old west theme. By the time I was at a taste of Italy, I was full.

[IMG]This is a picture of me outside of the Thalia Mara Hall where I saw the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (Bravo IV: the Grand Masters) featuring a very talented young violinist (24) named Augustin Hadelich who performed at Carnegie Hall in January. He is from Italy and was the Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Finally, this is my artist daughter in an outfit that her older sister allowed her to go out in public in during x-mas holidays. I do not encourage such extreme expressions of her "artist" side, but I try to let her be as true to herself as "I" can tolerate. Her adult sister tries to ensure that I am not stifeling her creativity. But tell me: "We can see why artists suffer for their work" Those patterns hurt my eyes, but ain't she cute, the little artist thingy.

So the beat goes on. I told a young male waiter today at a restaurant that was listening at the conversation between my daughter and me about the symphony, he said, "It's nice to see people with varied tastes." I told him that when he marries I hope that his wife is adventurous so he won't be married to the same person for 40 years, his response "40 years?"
I always say enjoy nature and enjoy life. I should say try something new in nature and in life so that you won't be the same person for the next 40 years.

Next adventure, makeovers for the three divas, mom will sit this one out. The 14 year old is over the moon at the prospect of having on makeup. The 16 year old doesn't too much care for the outward exprssions of beauty and the eldest, stares at her reflection constantly with or without makeup.

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Imago Dei (Image of God)

Category: miscellaneous | Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:28 am

I've entered a religious poetry contest that I saw in my local newspaper. I hope to win at least an honorable mention. I've never entered a writing contest before, so wish me luck. Here is the masterpiece of my mind.

Imago Dei (Image of God)

I walk, I breathe, I love, I smile,
I wear my hair in an ethnic style.
Skin of ebony, eyes of chocolate brown,
No earthly creature notices my heavenly crown.
A cross I carry on my scar-free back,
My Lord wholly divine, wholly human, nothing He lacks.
Descendant of Adam, cursed by mother Eve,
Three daughters I bore, each birthing I did grieve.
I am salt, I am light, a princess among kings,
My Father's glory contained within me and all Christian things.

I stumble, I sigh, I despair, I sometimes even cry,
Yet remains the Image of God in the mirror of my eye.
How perfect, how complete I am, in who I proclaim,
"Gift of God," heaven hears, with each voicing of my name.
I am the creature molded daily by the craftman called "Creator,"
I look towards my "Example" and strive to be "Imitator."
I am woman, mother, sister, and yes even wife,
I am that vessel which God lovingly breathed into; life.
It is so simple, promises of love forever written in time to stay,
I am imperfect, yet perfection of God, I am Imago Dei.

I really enjoyed writing it and will update everyone of what becomes of it. It may be included in an anthology (which I know that is what someone is doing). I wouldn't mind doing an anthology on gardening poetry. If there were enough of people interested. I might look into doing it in my local newspaper.

Any advice or suggestions on the topic? Would appreciate any comments.

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