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Archives for October, 2015

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Today I Love Halloween. BOO!

Empty coffee cup ... now that's scary!

Today I love that it is Halloween. I love memories of Halloween from my childhood, memories of trick-or-treating in a small village of less than 25 houses and thinking that there was never so much candy in one place in all the world before. I love that in my memory there was never a Halloween night with bad weather, though...
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Today I Love This Well Made Day

A glimpse of reassuring sky

Today I love this well made day that has just happened along. Somewhere there is sun and somewhere it is warm, somewhere there is snow and howling winds, and somewhere there is rain and dull grey clouds. And I was made for all those things and I love that I can stand up to any of that. Hello day, bring on the rain and...
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Today I Love The Falling Rain

Falling water ...

Today I love the falling rain. I know it's supposed to get pretty foul out there today, but I still love the sound of rain on the roof. I love the memories that come to me when I think of rain in the past. Memories of picnics in the car when we'd pulled off the road into a roadside picnic area and driven under a picnic shelter roof...
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Today I love That Frosted Lawn

Green confection army

Today I love that frosted lawn, each blade of grass dusted with a coating of frozen dew. It looks like a sea of sugar coated shields, an army of green confections ready to find people in need of a surprise treat. I'll leave it for the guests, I'm not that hungry.

Today I love that yesterday my day off ended at 11 in the morning and I had to...
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Today I Love My Old Guitar

Musical love ...

Today I love my old guitar and the memories that it brings me. I remember my parents bringing it home and presenting it to me. Nothing much really when in the company of other better guitars, but in it is the trust and faith my mother had in my creative abilities, and all that love. I love that it is always here, no matter what other guitar I've...
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Today I Love The Autumn Trees

Leaves scattered ... "Pick up your clothes!"

Today I love the way the autumn trees prepare themselves for the long night of winter. Some of them cast down their leaves in petulant fits of anger, you can hear them saying "I am not Tired yet!!" Some of them hang on to their leaves, denying the coming of the time of rest, denying their need to sleep, and...
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Today I Love Donuts

My friend the sun ... avoiding me

Today I love donuts, because ... donuts! I love the feeling of being inside on a really cold morning and knowing that I'll have to bundle up to go out. I love memories of wood stoves. I love remembering jumping out of bed and grabbing my clothes and running down stairs to stand by the wood stove to get dressed....
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