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The View from Behind #5: “Laughing Flowers”

For some reason, I have always appreciated “the view from behind.” As a child, on the first day of each school year, I was a nervous wreck waiting for the teacher to announce our seating arrangement. Front of the class? 😢 Too much exposure! Far too much responsibility to “be.” A nice, comfy seat toward the back? 😁 Perfect. I get to observe, to “see.” To breathe calmly.

In this blog category, “The View from Behind,” I invite you to join me, somewhere in the back.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 10/21/22

1. The fact that most of the disagreements between Robert and me are of a minor variety. Such as “how to have” tuna salad for lunch. He likes to get all carbohydrate-y with bread …

While I, more superiorly, (is that a word?) skillfully position the tuna, tilting rather Cirque de Soleil-ishly, on a bed of lettuce and tomato …

Okay, maybe his looks a little better. From the side.

2. Last night watching Grandson Daniel beautifully yet harrowingly perform perhaps his most serious role yet—Buddy Layman, a depression-era autistic teen with the ability to find water, in Jim Leonard’s The Diviners.

The full cast …

Daniel is lower right on the floor.

Not-so-happy ending …

3. Chrysanthemums in Savannah.

On the steps of the Kehoe House Historic Inn,
near us on Columbia Square

4. Shrimp.

5. The word “healthy” in all its various meanings.

I hope you have a healthy and restful weekend ahead.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 5/6/22

1. Our new salt and pepper grinders!

(It doesn’t take much to make me excitedly happy.)

2. Pretty in purple.

Blue Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Morning walk in Historic District Savannah

3. The belief that our United States of America is still a democracy, despite the extremists (even seeping into the Supreme Court), who want to declare it — and make it — not so.

4. HR’s (Husband Robert’s) creative culinary expertise. Here’s a recent breakfast bowl …

5. Robert, dogs and me.

“Arf. Arf. We love everyone. Don’t you?”

May You Have a Happy First Weekend in May!

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The View from Behind #3: “A Single Flower”

For some reason, I have always appreciated “the view from behind.” As a child, on the first day of each school year, I was a nervous wreck waiting for the teacher to announce our seating arrangement. Front of the class? 😢 Too much exposure! Far too much responsibility to “be.” A nice, comfy seat toward the back? 😁 Perfect. I get to observe, to “see.” To breathe calmly.

In this blog category, “The View from Behind,” I invite you to join me, somewhere in the back.

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”– Buddha

May our world see more flowers today.