Once it’s set a rolling
It must increase.
Charles Caleb Colton
Todays Music: Pete Seegar- If I Had A Hammer
Todays Music: Pete Seegar- If I Had A Hammer
“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Danc
Surprised, thrilled, and optimism restored in response to The January 21, 2017 Global Women’s March. The strength, beauty, and gracefulness of this beloved statute in Sorrento Italy speaks to me and for me.
Today’s Ideas for Activism are focused on Literacy.
Local: Literacy Volunteers
Todays Read: 1984 -George Orwell (free online full text edition)
Today’s, Just Say No To: Alternative Facts
In response to WordPress Photo Challenges: Graceful
A safe, peaceful, and most excellent week to everyone.
Today’s Music: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins – Suzanne
“You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
After he took from you everything he could steal.-”
Like A Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
Today’s Breaking News:
The townhouse is a clutter with Halloween decorations, the neighborhood flush with political and property For Sale signs. Familial holiday plans are made, and people are misbehaving in Walmart. The color and mood of tourists and residents alike is pulsing purple, as Arizona goes Red to Blue. and JoHannaMassey.com has just over 1000 followers.
Talk about making Granny happy! Thank you so much. I enjoy creating this space. Even more, I love being able to connect globally with so many interesting people and learn of their lives, interact, and watch their own websites grow and thrive. It is pure magic. A gift I never considered even possible for most of my life as the technology did not exist.
Two new bookshelves, only a few more boxes until I am unpacked, five pots of privet to grow out to learn topiary, reading The Art of War- Sun Tzu- the Thomas Cleary hard copy translation, A Reporter’s Life by Walter Cronkite. Evenings with old Woody Allen movies, Hollywood Ending, and Broadway Danny Rose up next for shared viewing pleasure. Giving
Bob Dylan another listen, and had quite forgotten just how much I enjoyed some of his music, or how globally relevant it feels today.
Sweet Terry and I have been binge hiking, the weather and availability of so many places to explore making it impossible to remain indoors. Photographing our hikes, being inspired and invigorated by entire days spent with nature. I am excited to share in a separate photo essay what was a colorful day out and about yesterday, up Oak Creek Canyon to the Snowbowl to photograph the fall foliage. Been embracing every moment in a stretch of perfect days.
And again, thank you for your part in making JoHannaMassey.com such a success. All my best to you. Be safe and have a peaceful week coming.
You can find the photo essay on our day out from Oak Creek Canyon to the Snowbowl here: Stretching Cycles of Years
“There is something
About the circle
And how its curves
Of our lives.”
― Kat Lahr,
In response to WordPress Weekly Photo: Curve
May this weekend be a peaceful one for each and everyone.
Today’s Music: While You See A chance- Steve Winwood
“Being the best people
We are capable of being
To a broken world.”
President of the United States Barrack Obama has asked;
Our President has posed this question before when speaking to the public in the aftermath of tragedy. Following the Aurora Colorado murders at the theater, after the murders at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the December 2012 Sandy Hook Connecticut murder of twenty, five and six year old children, and six adult school employees. He spoke similarly with the statement following the Oregon murders at Umpqua Community college; “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.” He is certainly right about that. But I will pray anyway.
I had originally taken the photos below to respond to WordPress Weekly Photo: Pure, but felt with so much sorrow about the news of yet more deaths and injuries following a mass shooting, I could not do so. How can I possibly show these pure slivers of peace I captured with the camera on a morning walk when there was yet another dreadful shooting? This time in Orlando Florida, United States of America. Killing young people out dancing on a Saturday night. Exactly what young people should be doing on a Saturday night. Families, friends, community, and all those individuals in caring supportive roles during this time are having the worst and most challenging kind of days in their lives.
“When is Enough, Enough?’ And what does “Enough” actually look like?
Judith Orloff says it well with her words suggesting we should be the very best we are capable of being if we are to bring wholeness to the broken parts of our world.
Today’s Music: Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters
In response to WordPress Weekly Photo: Pure