It Begins with Tea

Words of now. (no editing)     Tea. Honey. Lemon. An almost-sore throat. Hint. Idea. Trouble. No worry. Today. Just one. Friend. Coffee. Store. Food. Luxury. Car. Highway. Home. Family. Love. Kindness. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Foundation. Exploration. Support. Love (again) (more, please). Always. Forever. Sometimes. Okay. How do you do? Fine. Not fine. Better. Best. Okay. [...]

It Begins with Zinnias

Words of now.  (no editing)     Zinnias. Evening.  Sunshine.  Shadows. Rose tea.  Birches.  Green grass. Lavender.  Hum.  Summer. Tired.  Long.  Questions (always).  Sisters. Mother.  Father.  Children. Grandparents.  Questions (again).  Preparing.  Waiting. Wondering.  Dancing.  Sitting. Waiting (still).  Trying.  Whispers. Laughter.  Fingers.  Rings. Love.  Circles.  Holding. Safety.  Home.  Surprise. Edges.  Insides.  Intersection. Happy.  Neutral.  Expanding. Contracting.  Sifting.  Belief. Faith.  Grace.  All. Everything.  Nothing.  Something. Careful.  Respect.  Welcome. Reconciled.  Here.  Hello. Curious.  Them.  Us. Together.  One.   [...]

It Begins with Hum

Words of now.  In all honesty.  (no editing)   Hum. Air conditioning. Bare feet. Granite. Sniffles (hers). Sunshine. Green (so much green). Uncertainty. (too full) Belly. Muscles. Pencil. Eraser. Phone. Planner. Drawing (hers). Keys. Birdsong. Chair. Dishes (thankfully, clean). Questions (pretty much always). Wondering. Quiet.  Journal. Notes. Ideas. Dreams. (more) Questions. Hope. Goodness. Kindness. Friendship. Guidance. Hearts. Twinkle lights. [...]

It Begins with Rain

Words of now.  In all honesty.  (no editing)   Rain.  Rain.  Rain.  Violin.  Pup.  Grocery list.  Grey.  Sweater.  Ring.  Quiet.  Hum. Clean.  Tired.  Questions.  Always.  Wood.  Start.  Here.  Water.  Pen.  Tickle. Poem.  Circles.  Shadows.  Faith.  Self.  Others.  Truth.  Home.  Projects. Conversation.  Apricity (my daughter taught me that word the other day and I am smitten [...]

It Begins with Violin

Words of now.  In all honesty. Violin.  Viola.  Beauty.  Resistance.  Persistence.  Preparation.  Design. Architecture. Color.  Presentation.  Kids.  Windows.  Green.  Bare feet.  Sunlight.  Swing.  Quiet (even while the violin and viola play).  Clutter. Confusion.  Clarity.  Questions.  Heart. Ceiling fan.  Spinning.  Pigtails. Shadows.  Reach.  Afternoon.  Expectation.  Release. Hover.  Dive.  Be. What are your words of now? Sending [...]

It Begins with Guitar

Words of now.  In all honesty. Guitar. Girl. Ode to Joy. Delight. Wind. Fuzzy. Wool. Grey. Water. Slow. Quiet. Rings. Ponytail. Beads. Siblings. Fingers. Hands. Stories. Tulips. (more) Quiet. Love. Connection. Conversation. Listening. Presence. Practice. Persistence. Patience. Hello. Curiosity. Satisfaction. Longing. Wandering. Wondering. Depth. Surface. In between. And you?  What are your words of now? [...]

It Begins with Mellow

Words of now.  In all honesty. (I wanted to edit, but didn't.) Mellow.  Hot tea.  Fuzzy sweater.  Purple.  White chocolate (of which I'm not really a fan, but there's no dark chocolate in the house, so there you go). Waiting. Procrastinating.  Overwhelmed (a wee bit).  (yet still) Managing. Quiet.  Content. Questions.  Truth.  Raw.  Wavering.  Excess [...]