Three months, fifteen pounds, blowing bubbles and smiling We (my son who is home for two weeks – hurrah, and I) were talking this morning as we walked, about the jolt that triggers a forgotten memory. The jolt might be a fragrance, the sight of something, or someone mentioning a long lost event. I wish … More The Dervish is Still Whirling
Do you ever notice the connections that run through your life? Some are major – can’t miss them. Some are so small, so infinitesimal, it would take a magnifying glass to locate them. In my mind, I think in shapes or pictures or typeset words. The connections I am referring to look like circles. Like … More The Venn Diagram of My Brain
Finally! I made it to a gamelan concert and dance. We were invited by a friend of a friend from California. The first orchestra to play was a group visiting Bali for a month from the US, studying Balinese music. The performance was great, and it looked like they were having tremendous fun. Then the … More bali – 7
Passion flower Friday, July 17th For some unknown reason my internal clock and compass have made their own adjustments to life in Bali. I wake at 4 a.m., ready to start my day. That would be three in the afternoon at home. I have no idea why this works. I need a nap in the … More Bali – 3
The living room and the forest Thursday, July 16th, 5:30 a.m. The Bali you see in advertisements, hear about, and imagine, is not the Bali that exists away from the hotels that line the beaches. Beautiful, but….. the real Bali is a third world country, a tropical country, and beautiful. We took a trek along … More Bali – 2
Wednesday, July 15th, 4:30 a.m. (a 13 hour time difference from my home…) My cousin Dawn and I went to a number of shops in Gianyar and Ubud on errands yesterday, my first day in Bali. Gianyar and Ubud are cities to the east and west of her home in Tegallinggah. Ubud is a big … More Bali time
It has been quite a long hiatus from WordPress. I missed writing here, though I have kept up with my usual round of blogs whether I commented when I visited you or not. I have really been limiting my time on the computer the past few weeks. Wrapping up the end of the school year … More Summer, the 4th, and what’s new!
Short stories are pretty low on my list of favorite things to read. I can’t remember ever purchasing a short story anthology. So picture my surprise this evening, when I realized that I have been reading short stories voraciously. Travel is what started it all. I have been journaling about travel experiences and about dreams … More You were bit by what kind of bug?
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau When you are young, time seems to crawl, winding along in slow circles, no rush, no worry, no pressure to get things … More wanderlust and lily river
The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again. Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story. Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean