Monthly Archives: December 2012

The year before, the year after

Thinking about thinking back on the year that was and thinking ahead to the year to be, I received an email this morning from someone who quoted a post I had made on a short-lived blog I had on Live … Continue reading

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Another

Last night, I went to a party to celebrate my friend Greta’s seventy-fifth birthday. Her children had gathered together a group of her friends for a lovely dinner in a great restaurant. I was lucky to sit next to Greta’s … Continue reading

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Anniversary, sort of, thoughts

Bayswater Beach, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. It’s been nine years since I started this blog. December 18, 2003. I was in the City of Angels, enjoying persimmons and Asian pears and the warm company of my daughter and her family. … Continue reading

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Thinking

Coming out of tai chi class Thursday evening, I told a fellow classmate I could only do the push-hands (a partner exercise) if I didn’t think. As soon as I started thinking, I lost it. Another classmate quipped: “Thinking is … Continue reading

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Foggy thoughts

Foggy morning on Five Island Lake, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. This morning, while painting, I kept asking myself: who am I painting for. For me? For you? For “posterity”? I ended telling myself just paint. But how do I know … Continue reading

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To be fair in love and war

The brook, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. I was telling my neighbor this morning about asking Lila to marry me. My only concern now is what to wear to the wedding. I can imagine Lila in an old fashioned bonnet, a … Continue reading

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Boys, girls and puppy dog tales

Lila by the brook, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. In a fit of affection and longing this morning, I asked Lila to marry me. She didn’t say yes; she didn’t say no. She just looked at me with her deep brown … Continue reading

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