Posts tagged: blue

Out of the Blues 212/24

Out of the Blues 212/24
In last week's note, I shared that I was feeling a case of the blues.  So many of you, dear readers, reached back to me with a tender word.    How do I thank you?   It was like a tall drink of water.  I was talking with a friend about the beautiful outpouring from both friends and friends-whom-I-have-not-yet-met, and she posited that perhaps there is something empowering about dropping the facade.  My friend likened it to Truman Capote's swans - all that energy expended in creating the perfect visage, whereas inner strength can most be found in seeing and owning one's true self, imperfections and all.   READ MORE

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In the Pink 2/4/24

In the Pink 2/4/24
Aaah what is it about some weeks?   This one was not my week.  The ugly beast of my insomnia raised its dragon head.   The little things and a few big ones that didn't go my way seemed overwhelming.   I know it helps to put the words down on paper (proverbially or preferably in an especially beautiful journal).   I'm writing it down here, because I hope it might help just one of my dear readers to know you're not alone if you're having some mid winter blues, big or small.  READ MORE

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Lady Sings the Blues 10/30/23

Lady Sings the Blues 10/30/23

Today's theme is all about blues, although I'm feeling anything but blue ...

"Fish in the sea, you know how I feel,
River running free, you know how I feel ...
It's a new dawn, it's a new day ...
And I'm feeling guuh-ooooood"
as sung by Nina Simone

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Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue 6/19/23

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue 6/19/23
Everyone in my husband's family loves chocolate.  Me, not such a fan.   I like strawberries.  And blueberries.  And with downcast eyes,  l do hereby humbly confess, I like white chocolate sometimes too.  I know, it does taste like soap and it's not even chocolate.  I also am a big fan of the red, white and blue.     READ MORE

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Waterworks 5/23/23

Waterworks 5/23/23
Today's note features the cool blue hues of water.  If you're like me, you know that magic feeling that rushes over you from simply slowing down and gazing at breaking waves.    Or sunlight glistening on water.   How is it these scenes instinctively bring on a feeling of calm and restoration?    Did you ever notice how almost every spa has a signature water feature?   READ MORE

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