I love to capture people’s facial expressions with my camera. One photo I took over 10 years ago always makes me smile. The “subject” was a young woman preparing to dance in a group of other women during the Hindu festival, Diwali, (or Festival of Lights) at a large park near me. Already several groups … More Beauty and Grace
You know the song, “We Are The World?” My condominium building is like a world unto itself. I have thirteen neighbors, some from different cultural heritages. I have to say that everyone of these people in this building have been nothing but kind, generous, friendly and helpful. I am grateful everyday that these people are … More My Neighbors Are the Best!
Bren’e Brown PhD, LMSW is a noted professor, author and speaker on TED Talks. I have listened to two of her TED Talk Videos and is very easy to listen to and speaks in every day language. In this video she answers some questions and shares some methods she has found helpful in dealing with … More Words to Help Us Get Through the Pandemic
With spring now moving along many of us are going to the beach. I always loved the beach. This morning I woke up with an ear-worm. And with it came a flood of memories from a delightful beach trip I took when I was a teenager. When I was almost 16 years old I traveled … More Do You Remember Your First Crush?
I have trouble coping with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. Growing up in my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing … More Anger Can Hide Pain
My dear friend, Morag Noffke wrote this beautiful post. It said many of the things I have said or feel. Maybe her words will touch you as they touched me. The title “The Sacredness of Being.” Sorry I can not copy and paste this. But it is worth the read. https://moragnoffke.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/the-sacredness-of-being/
I didn’t know how the stress was affecting me. … More I Hit The Wall
Several years ago I had the unique experience of rescuing a hawk. I often saw them flying close to my home and even 15 minutes away at work. I admired their beauty and strength as they flew. This hawk was not flying. He was in the driveway beneath my garage door windows on his back … More I Rescued a Hawk Once
For the rest of this month I thought it might be nice to have some diversion from the Covid-19 virus. So I decided to share some posts on animals I have met or loved. Yesterday I was driving towards my home down an intermittently busy two lane road. I noticed a large lump moving along … More I Met An Alligator Turtle!
For Part 1 of this letter https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2020/03/08/dear-grandmother-t/ Dear Grandmother P, I understand you now in ways I never thought I would. I too had a happy marriage at first. Then things changed after the first four or five years. I now know the behavior I saw in you as weakness and frailty were the signs of … More Dear Grandmother P. (Part 2)