Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hey, Nineteen

Today is my Dana's 19th birthday.

Nineteen? I was cruising down the immortal highway, racking up pinball points with effortless ease. Tired? Nah. Nothing a quick cat-nap and a swig of brew won't cure. On to the Next Big Thing. Tomorrow, there will be more Big Things. Worried?

About what? Whether I'll be bored tonight?

Ah, Nineteen.

It's quite a wonderful crossroads in life. Wonderful, and scary. ("I really ought to be planning my future, but .... I'm having such a good time just BEING ...")

Beautiful, bursting, ripe, anxious, thinking --

My beautiful Dana ...

Lucky me, she's an artist. That's what she Wants To Do With Her Life.

Praise God.

She is 19 today. She is riddled with anxieties, worried about the future, but filled with the unquenchable force of forward energy. She has her head in the stars, and her feet on the ground. She will not only survive, but conquer.

Prayers really ARE answered :o)

You are already blessed, my amazing Woman-Child. Know that you always will be.


Hey Nineteen

That's 'Retha Franklin

She don't remember the Queen of Soul

It's hard times befallen

The sole survivors

She thinks I'm crazy

But I'm just growing old

(Steely Dan)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

let's swim

Ever notice how good water feels?

Try splashing water on your face when you're tired, or sad.

You'll feel brand-new.


Swimming in the streams,
ancient dreams, forever real,
and I am renewed.


"Water of love, deep in the ground
But there ain't no water here to be found
Some day, baby, when the river runs free
It'll carry that water of love to me.
" (Dire Straits)


Water is love, reminding us that beauty is all we need to know.