Flow

There is something So Beautiful about how it all Flows:
Winter: Dormant. Quiet. Not much in Bloom, except the Ever-Present EverGreens Reminding us of Life’s Presence even in the midst of the most barren season…
Reminding us of Invincible Summer…
How it dovetails into Messy March: A time of SnowStorms & Mistakes,
A Time for Creative Risk!
A Time for Falling on one’s Face and Celebrating the Effort!
And Yesterday, the Last Day of Messy March, 2018, Leads us right into Easter Sunday!
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Abbondanza

Abundant BeautyABUNDANCE
What does it mean to you?

One need look no further than The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans, NEAL GABLER’s profound expose’ of current economics in America, in this month’s THE ATLANTIC to see the sobering realities of economics for Most of Us.
As the byline reads, “Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.”

Earnings are low. Debt is high. The shame of financial impotence is rampant.
I am as subject to these realities as any other person who has spent their life working in American Theater since America’s 200th Birthday.
But these actualities and the harshness of their toll do not define me.
As GABLER says in his article, “We don’t make [the choices that define who we are] with our financial well-being in mind… We make them with our lives in mind. The alternative is to be another person.”

But I choose to be the person that I am.
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TipToe Through the Tulips

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulip Festival Skagit Valley, WA

Tulips
Everywhere
Fields of them
Ephemeral

Apparently there is an annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley
Of Washington State
Up near Bellingham.
Who knew?

So off we went to see the Tulips
I am playing Tiny Tim singing “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”
on Repeat in the car

We park and head into a field.

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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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Spring has Sprung

20140315_133402 - Version 2Rebirth
Renewal
Daylight Lengthens
Spring Begins…
Look closely.
There are buds on the twigs…

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