Saturday, June 17, 2017

Joan Casey: Our 27th Anniversary

Our Wedding June 17, 1990
Five and a half years before this picture was taken, I first met Joan.

Don't know if it was love at first sight, but it might have been.
I say that because at my first recollection of Joan, I distinctly recall a bright twinkle or sparkle radiating from her. 
I never forgot that. 
Because it was delightful! 
Wish I could capture that image, but my graphical skills lag far behind my memory and especially, my imagination....

 Anyway, this will remind folks of our wonderful wedding day and our life together!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Poetry?

On Incense

Tendrils
Wisps
Curling mainly upward, riding barely heated air
Subject to vagaries of drafts and unseen currents in space, like fleeting shadows
Wafting freely, unbound by gravity
Tiny particles forming temporarily visible smoke
Later will settle unseen and unheard, but leaving a faint scent reflecting the care of those who made incense
Like a stream of potential Prana trying to reclaim what is gone
Settling slowly and silently, lightly covering surfaces that offer willing destinations
Awaken feelings of joy, reverence, respect
Creating fleeting glimpses of past joy from days long ago but not far away
Sense only by breathing in, a metaphor for life
Forgivable clinging?
Remembering great joy- can this be done without sadness?
Wonderful habits are not lost easily
Lingering memories sustain happiness
Imagine new dimensions!
Honor the good
Respect actions made with good intent
Value constancy of love
Infuse wonder into everything
Ephemeral
Gossamer
Veiling and sailing
Glimmering
Glistening
Sequins
Pearls
Diamonds
Silvery stuff
Fine fluff
Threads
Weaving
Twisting and turning
Reinventing
Reflecting
Matted and overlain into the grain
Randomly
Unpredictable 
Effortlessly made
Columnar Clouds that last for brief moments
Entwine the elusive ether
Engulfs the senses
Encloses the vastness of intensity
Indecipherable Shapeshifting patterns
Morphs re-morphs and unmorphs
Unimaginable complexity and randomness
Conceivable - only briefly
Puzzling twists and turns
Flowing
Tumbling
Circling
Surrounding
Engulfing
Gentleness personified
Incomprehensible!
Free wandering spirits bound only by imagination
Complexity beyond expression, simplicity beyond belief
Magical
Imperceptible transitions
Transparent or Translucent at will
Sinuously swirls, curls, winds, climbs, dips, doubles back, beckoning, always teasing, tempting
Traces and spaces and paces itself into complexities constantly changing, barely perceptible in transition
Tickles and trickles and dives and contorts and cavorts into forms and non-forms, not normal or formal 
Erratic and spastic and plastic and elastic - fantastic!
Errant, Aberrant, go-where-ant, bleary and blurry
InCoherently lazy, hazy and crazy
Faded and shaded and graded 
delicate traces, dreamlike
My dream…
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