Denouement

IMG_5845December 25th: Christmas Day
December 26th: First Day of Christmas
January 3rd: Ninth Day of Christmas
Time for “Nine Ladies Dancing”

Many speculate this refers to the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit, as specified in Galatians 5:22.
Some believe it references the Nine Ranks of Angels, some of whom appear in TONY KUSHNER’s ANGELS IN AMERICA.
For my own self, I believe it references three Lesbian Couples and three Shamanic Woman who make the choice to remain Single.
Awesome Women, All!
And they DANCE in Jubilation!

The TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS are concluding their third Quarter.

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ReFresh

IMG_5746December 25th: Christmas Day
December 26th: First Day Of Christmas
December 31st : Sixth Day Of Christmas

“…On the Sixth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me: Six Geese a Laying…”
— Traditional English Carol

The Six Geese a Laying is said by some to represent the Six Days of Creation.
They represent New Life!
The Eggs they are a-Laying are Rife with the Promise of Life to Come!
It is also New Year’s Eve.
We are on the Cusp of Something New.
A New Beginning
Another Chance
A Clean Slate
A Fresh Start
A New Day
A Gift: To Receive; To Give
Now…

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PRIDE

NYC Pride 1982

NYC Pride 1982

When I was a twenty-something, I didn’t understand why it was called “Pride.”
I didn’t March back then.
Today I understand
Today I feel it
Today I March
Because We are All One.
What happens to one of us happens to All of Us.

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Commencement

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My Partner and I have Seven Young Graduates in our Lives this Year — GodChildren, Nieces, Friends… Graduating Different Levels of Schooling,
Beginning a New Phase of their Life Adventures.
This piece is for them.
And for All of Us who would like to Commence a New Life Adventure… a New Phase of an Old Project… a Way to Begin or Begin Again… A Fresh Start,
Today…
“Commencement”
The Word means “Beginning!”

This is the MOST EXCITING TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
You can Do Anything!

Now is the Time
Before Marriage
Before Mortgages
Before things to pay for, fix , and feed…
You are Free!

BackPack through Europe.
Try an OutDoor Adventure — IceLand, The Artic, The Dakotas…
Experience Africa and Asia and the Galapagos Islands…
Intern with a Favorite Theater Company or Art Project or Doctors Without Borders
Dance!

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Plant

IMG_4575GRANDMA always said Transplanting must be done in March and October.
She always had Beautiful HousePlants.
I am a little late this year.
Got it done in April.
But it was still cold enough.

I think the Idea is that, at least in New York, the weather gets Warmer after March and the Plants can Flourish;
And it gets Colder after October, so the Plants lie somewhat Dormant.
So, rather than in the Middle of a Cycle,
you want to do any Transplanting at those Transition Points.

  1. Find a Pot about an inch longer in Diameter than what you have,

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No Apologies!

The view from a Subway Platform earlier this week

The view from a Subway Platform earlier this week

I make No Apologies!
I think that Life is Beautiful
An Awfully Wonderful Adventure
A Gymboree for the Soul
An Opportunity to learn Forgiveness and Strength and Surrender
To be In Relationship with One Another — All of Us
To develop Attributes and cultivate Spiritual Values
And I don’t think there is Any Such thing as a Bad Year or even a Bad Day!
I make No Apologies for that!

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Dormant

20150222_145744Dormant — /dôrˈ mənt/adj. 1. In a state resembling sleep. 2. Latent. 3. Temporarily inactive — a dormant volcano. 4. Biol. In a condition of suspended growth or development. [Latin dormire, to sleep] dormancy n.
(of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time. “dormant butterflies”
syn. asleep, sleeping, resting, inactive, passive, inert, latent, quiescent
“the tubers lie dormant in the soil until spring”
(of a plant or bud) alive but not actively growing
(of a volcano) temporarily inactive.

The American Heritage & Oxford Dictionaries [combined]

 
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Why Is This Happening For Me?

UnknownThe Most Full Of Wonder Reverend Dr. EDGARD FRANCISCO DANIELSEN-MORALES,
gave a Sermon some time ago at MCC New York www.mccny.org
in which he talked of the importance of learning how to
Stop asking,
“Why is this happening to me?”
and Begin asking,
“Why is this happening for me?”
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SNOW HOLIDAY

In Honor of this Winter Snow Holiday and the New Year, last night I put out my new Crystal Bead Boughs -- Just for how they catch the Light

In Honor of this Winter Snow Holiday and the New Year, last night I put out my new Crystal Bead Boughs — Just for how they catch the Light

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I know. I know.
Most people were done with that greeting in the first week of January.
But the Year is still New.

And New Year’s Day always seemed to me a Terrible Day to Launch Something.
Firstly, it’s a Federal Holiday in the USA, and a Holiday that most people Celebrate throughout the World
(Twenty-Four times, really — over a course of 24 hours, throughout all the different Time Zones!)
It’s a Time for Festivity.
It is Still Only the Seventh Day of Christmas and many of us are concentrating on that.
So to begin with Resolutions and Plans and Projections at that time seems premature.
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Six More Things I Learned From Taking Down the Christmas Decorations

  1. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. IMG_4035

IMG_4021By switching from Masking Tape to Painter’s Tape, I can reuse the Door Foil from Year to Year… What a Beautiful discovery this was.
Even the pieces of tape can be used again!

  1. Nurture Your Creative Self

It takes some Extra Time, but Every Year the Wreath on the Door is a Bit Different… (more…)