This year has been a mess like nothing I’ve ever seen in my 59 years of living! The world is changing so fast and there seems to be so many more dangers than there were when this year began. Deadly mysterious viruses, broken economy, violence, natural disasters, and opportunists looming in the background to take advantage of … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming!
I know I'm writing nothing original here when I say that this year has been at least half a lifetime, or at least ten years long! All previous natural rhythms of seasons, time, and life were disrupted back in March and still haven't been restored. I think eventually we will get back to a more … Continue reading 2020–Catching Up
Teach your children well. If necessary, use words. Mostly though, get them involved with other children of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic groups, political groups, and differently abled groups. It will teach them love, acceptance, and respect for others that they won’t find on their own. I was never exposed to people of color until I … Continue reading Teach Your Children
These are strange days we are living in, aren’t they? How are you doing so far? I pray with all my heart you or your family hasn’t been ill with this dastardly bug. I know, unfortunately, that’s not likely. I think most of us have known someone who has been ill or has not survived … Continue reading COVID19 anyone?
As we near Valentines Day this week, I realized how much my perspective on love has changed and grown since I was 20 and got married for the first time. Back then, these verses seemed to reveal the fluttery, passionate, fairy tale love.
This is me, scars, wrinkles, freckles, age spots and all. (I even think my lazy eye might be making a comeback!) I would never have plastic surgery because my face tells the story of my life. I have deep smile lines because I love to laugh and smile. I have freckles and age spots because … Continue reading Everyone’s Face Tells A Story
Christmas time is here, meant to be full of good cheer. There are those, full of woe, that find it hard and full of sorrow. We miss the ones we've lost, so much more at Christmas. We remember times of joy and fun, times of love with everyone. Then the ache of sorrow, slowly fills … Continue reading Christmas Time Is Here
Time is too rapid, relentlessly beating, ticking, pulsing. How can it be that yesterday I was graduating from high school, a giddy girl falling in love, and today I'm too rapidly rushing towards being sixty, silver hair peeking out of my red hair … Continue reading Time
Mountain breezes sough, Rio Grande flows. Autumn night is full of grace. D. Elaine Wood-Lane 10/22/17
When my eyelids fall so heavy And my thoughts are all of You, I know I'll soon be sleeping until the morning's dew. The moonlight falls so quietly upon my windowpane and the stars begin to twinkle as the angels say Your name. I try so hard to stay awake So I can really pray, … Continue reading Until the Morning’s Dew