Caution: Speed Trap Ahead

If you don’t dot each 

and every “i”, the police

of punctuation

will charge you with negligence

or maybe reckless writing.

                                                                         JDG

 

Winter Break

Before the leaves

bud with their bright Spring promise,

bare limbs stretch and rest.

                                                                            JDG

 

Clear But Not Simple

You may eat anything in the garden

except for the

fruit of that

one tree.

It’s

hard 

for us

humans not

to focus on

what we can’t have and lose sight of the rest.

                                                                                                     JDG

It Started With A Question

“What are you staring at?”

a young girl asks.

The nursing home patient says,

“My dog. She’s leaving now.

I don’t know when

I’ll see her again.”

With this, The Three Wishes

project began and a fund-raiser started.

“If I could bring you 3 things 

in the whole world,

what would those be?” she asked the residents.

Some answers –  A fast-food meal,

a warmer blanket, a visit from my pet,

new shoes, Cheetos, a pair of pants

that fit, a trip to a near-by waterpark.

She asked. She listened. She acted.

And now many lives are brighter.

                                                                                JDG

To Contribte: Go to gofundme

RubyKate and Three Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

Behold The Water Bear

Behold the water bear

microorganism extraordinaire,

survivor of five mass extinctions

in half a billion years,

 withstander of minus 328

and plus 300 degrees,

radiation, and outer space.

Even if we don’t make it,

it looks like they will.

                                                                                               JDG

Image Credits

Creator: Meckes+Ottawa

Credit: Science Photo Library

Copyright: Eye Of Science/Science Photo Library

 

 

 

 

 

Channeling Phil Connors on Groundhog Day

Wanted to share this wonderful Groundhog Day post from LuAnne.

Wind Rush

Groundhog Day Again

Every day the same, yet
every day is different
no guaranteed success
no guarantee of failure
just a day with endless possibilities

so, write if you’re a writer
paint if you’re a painter
play if you love music
cook if that’s your art

snap a shot if that’s your thing
tend a garden, tidy up
sew or dance or ice sculpt
practice being kind

do creative work each day
there is no starting point
there is no destination
joy is in in the journey

Every year on February 2, at my house we celebrate this American holiday by watching Groundhog Day – again! Recently I reread an article by Austin Kleon called, Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day,that discusses how the main character of the movie, Phil Connors, discovers a key to practicing the art of life. This post was inspired by Austin Kleon’s article…

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