Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sweet child o’ mine – 113/366

Where do I want to go next?

I want to go back to Hungary and I want to go back to Ecuador. I want to visit and discover Colombia. I want to go to Nepal and Norway. I’d love to experience joyous festivals in third world countries. I would love to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and the pilgrimage to our lady of Quinche.

I want to walk along rivers and on glorious mountains! I want to visit places I would not normally go.

And I want to show it all to my son.


The green monster – 112/366

No, this is not about absinthe… though I am a fan and have a kick-ass story about one Christmas we hosted that started with an absinthe tasting component and ended where I started making up drinks (with names like blairs afternoon delight) and ended up on my bathroom floor. It was epic and has become a family favorite!

The prompt is:   Who am I jealous of?

  • people who haven’t had cancer
  • people with a clean house
  • people with a house that is not in dire need of fixing up
  • people who know how to wear make-up
  • people with an excellent sense of style


I think that covers it. All really rather innocuous in the grand scheme of life and not any ind of jealousy that I find disruptive… it falls more into the “Geez, wouldn’t it be nice…” category of jealousy than the more gruesome kind.

When doves cry – 110/366

What was the last thing that made me cry?

I am not a cry-er.

Yet, I can cry at the drop of a hat. Usually at commercials or those silly feel-good meme’s or stories so prevalent on social media,

I can’t recall when I last cried for something personal.

Is that weird? I feel like I should have a history of having a good cry….

oh wait.

I had a friend donate money towards a cause I was excited about and that made me cry.


Poke fun? – 106/366

What is my favorite quote?

First of all… I get nervous around quotes.

I personally love them, but people make fun of them and the people who like them.  It has happened to me, the being made fun of part.   But I say people should draw inspiration from where they can, life can be dreary and heavy and dark and any lightness that some words can prove for that is something good.

Anyways, the one quote that I keep coming back to in my life is:

“These are ancient traditions. It is my duty to preserve them”. I saw it in a movie, I can’t recall which now, though I wrote it down when I saw it. It was said by a Tibetan Monk.

I am one of those people who think that rituals are important to humans, that there is a problem now because it is easy to fake them by involving some cultural mis-appropriation. I think meaningful ones don’t need to go that way.  But I think this might be another post.

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
~ Marlene Dietrich