It Begins with Coffee

words of now.  (no editing) coffee. sweet. slow. early (but not too early). music. pup. shadows. sunlight. lavender. birch. new. transition. shift. question. later. (maybe) now. quiet. wonder. wondering. giving. receiving. having. taking. giving (more). loving. love. loved. (to) love. look. listen. hear. taste. feel. understand. try. endeavor. move. rest. today. then. now. tomorrow. quiver. shake. … Continue reading It Begins with Coffee

It Begins with Snow

Words of now.   snow.  wisdom.  inner.  quiet.  sounds.  external.  internal.  symbiosis.  drip.  melt.  feathery.  white.  ice.  music.  motherhood.  growth.  light.  darkness.  understanding.  (constant) questions.  look.  listen.  here.  today.  world.  hope.  love.  connection.  courage.  newness.  ready.  not ready.  experiment.  friendship.  comfort.  warmth.  light (again) (more).  truth.  individual.  crowd.  companionship.  sole.  soul.  try.  again.  fear.  construct.  … Continue reading It Begins with Snow

It Begins with Freshly

Words of now.   Freshly showered.  Pink shirt.  Brown sweater, wool.  Pup.  Out, in.  Music (Christmas, because).  Tender.  Content.  Wondering.  Windy.  Clouds.  Some blue.  Hungry.  Quiet.  Candle, not lit.  Yarn.  Gift.  Desk.  Clutter.  Treasures.  Ring.  Circle.  Questions.  Confusion.  Possibility.  Hope.  Love.  More love. Waiting.  Connection.  Hesitant.  Confident.  Digging deep.  Books.  Poetry.  Words.  These words.  Heart.  Stretch.  … Continue reading It Begins with Freshly

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. … Continue reading It Begins with Tea

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.   … Continue reading It Begins with Zinnias

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. … Continue reading It Begins with Hum

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 … Continue reading It Begins with Rain

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 … Continue reading It Begins with Violin

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? … Continue reading It Begins with Guitar

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 … Continue reading It Begins with Mellow