Dancing in Heaven

George & Barbara Bush

I’ve been watching the coverage of the life and death of George H. W. Bush and it’s been very interesting. But I must say, of all that is being discussed and all that is being shown of his life, this simple image that has been circulating the web is my favorite. It portrays what matters most.

No matter the heights a person rises to on this earthly realm, death equalizes us all. Suddenly we are transformed, now fully a spirit, and all we really want is to experience the happiness, joy, and completeness of going Home — of being reunited with our loved ones.

We want to experience the certainty of knowing that all Love returns to Love. And know, in fact, that Love is all there is.

I believe that is what our former President is experiencing now and it makes me smile.

Dance eternally among the stars, George and Barbara.

XoxoOXOXOx ~


A Change of Seasons

I’m just sitting here, it’s going on 1 am, and I have Zoe sleeping on me as I write. It’s cold and rainy tonight.

I took this picture earlier this Autumn. It’s the first one I had ever taken with my iPhone (hush up, I’m slow at learning new things) — and I am so glad I have it. It makes me happy every time I look at it. After a very hectic and stressful summer, I managed to capture a moment of peacefulness, playtime, sunshine and light. Zoe, on the left, and Randy, right, were finally starting to trust and like each other — that was an event to savor!

Now Autumn is coming to a close very rapidly. Jerry did all of the end-of-the-season yard work today, making sure everything is buttoned up for the winter. The upcoming week is supposed to be colder, rainy and we may even see some snow as well.

I’ve dreaded Winter in the past. Since my knee replacements, I have a fear of walking on icy sidewalks, so I stay home a lot. Also my chronic depression usually takes a nosedive in the winter, what with there being a lack of sunny days. Winter meant feeling trapped in a dense, gray mental fog with no hope of it ending until the first days of Spring.

But this year seems a little different. I feel more hopeful and at peace with the change of the seasons. Like no matter how deep and dreary the Winter may get, Spring is still just around the corner and I’ll be alright. I’m not certain what has brought on this change, but I’m rather enjoying it.

I hope you like the picture, my friends. More again soon!