Showing posts from January, 2017

Slice of Life: Fleeting Moments

I started to make a collage of memories from 2016, but I quickly realized too much had happened to gather it all in a collage.     If you would have asked me about 2016, I would have managed to recall a few highlights.  The images I had collected told a richer story of family, friends, new opportunities, and a bit of adventure.   Fleeting Moments years  roll on  in fleeting moments. we try to hold them in our hearts,  but memories dim. we try to capture them in collected images, but they're easily lost. we try to explain them in words and lines, but they fade on the page.  in a year's time doors open to new opportunities. family and friends gather in celebration,  share in laughter.  new places  offer a chance to revision our understanding of the world. each day the sun rises and sets the same, yet different. we search  for a way to hold  all of it in our hand. but moments  aren't meant t

2017: My One Little Word

Hello, New Year. This is the week that the world will be off and running with good intentions to change.  The gym will be crowded.  Organization tubs will be purchased.  Lists will be made.  Refrigerators will be cleaned out and healthier fare will replace all the holiday goodies that were there just a week before.  We'll all be searching for the better form of ourselves.  It is in these first weeks of a new year I often hear people talk about a quest to find balance:  a harmony between the many hats we each wear in this life. Many years ago I too sought balance, but as life marched on I began to realize that the best things happened when life was, quite honestly, a bit out of balance.  Can too much balance result in missed opportunities?  In our search for balance, we have to be judicious in our no's, be careful of our essential choices, but we can't overlook opportunities. One Little Word About two weeks ago, I heard a podcast (  A Little Happier:  What's Y