Spring equinox here.
Isn’t it meant to be warm?
Snow stopped all bird song!
Author Archives: Dory Lane
Snow mounds receding,
rain falling down while birds sing.
Snow storm blots it out.
and going to the
All parts of our everydays.
For years they were
only chores to squeeze in
between all the other responsibilities of life.
Now, life has slowed
and I see that my chores
are now my joys
in my everydays.
This morning when I awoke before dawn, it was dark and cold,
with gusty winds and no power.
Back to the primitive world before electricity, telephones, TVs or internet.
Quiet, beautiful, dark, scary.
I realized how spoiled we really are
In our modern world.
The power came back on,
but these visitors still live in the primitive world and…survive.
I hear the birds sing,
and my heart sings with them.
As they soar in the skies,
so my spirit soars to You.
Dreamers or Conquerors?
How many times have I said I want to write a book?
Hundreds, thousands, a million times?
How many people besides me say they want to…
Write a book, a screenplay, a poem?
Be an actor, an artist, a designer, an architect,
a doctor, a lawyer, a veterinarian?
Start their own business, travel the world,
retire to a tropical climate?
Help the poor, weak, sick, or mentally ill?
How many of us follow our
dreams and fantasies and make them reality?
Are all of us just dreamers?
How many of the dreamers follow through?
Are they still dreamers then?
Or conquerors of their dreams instead?
I’ve decided to become a conqueror of my dreams!
How about you?
Shall we begin?
Gorgeous red arches
stalwartly kissing blue sky.
Gliding hawk swoops by.
God Loves Us
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light. Psalm 36:7-9
Winding Down 2021
Remember when you had to wind your watch up every day
or it would quit marking time?
Now we must recharge our watches and it tells us
a lot more than just the time.
I feel like Dick Tracy sometimes with my
fancy watch on my wrist.
Especially when I’m out and
my wrist rings and I then video chat with
the caller right in the middle of the grocery store!
Somehow in 2021, my watch reset
without my realizing it.
Suddenly I’m 60 and my childhood seems
far, far away and they show it on the History channel.
All the toys and clothes of my era are “vintage.”
In my mind it was just yesterday!
I feel like a time traveler. I can pop back into 1966
as easily as a breath and then return to 2021 in the next one.
I was thinking the other day,
what if we didn’t mark minutes, hours,
days, weeks, months, years?
Does all that marking of time really matter?
If I had not marked all those things in my life,
would I still feel 60 or would I just be me,
living my life?
As I thought about this, I realized something.
Rather than setting resolutions or trying to
turn over new leaves at the beginning of the new year,
why don’t we just decide to live well today?
Then if we get a tomorrow, we do it again. And again.
And eventually, even without a watch or a calendar
to mark time,
we’ll have a wonderful life.
Wouldn’t that be cool?
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