A gift of poetic words from my hubby.
Dedicated with all my heart to me – Happy Birthday, Isadora
***** Happy Birthday song written by Antonio Cappiello
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Tulips and Poppies
Roses and Orchids
Dream of your visit
Petal to Petal
Swirl and Drink
Stunnung video of a meditative dance between two entranced souls.
Any peaceful step
even calming your own feelings and emotions
contributes to peace in the world
Imagine by John Lennon
John Lennon – ‘Love’ – lyrics
John Lennon was one of the songs added to ‘The Musical – Beatles’
hosted by aFrank @ A Frank Angle. All are welcome, you can join in click here.
The next concert will be ‘Moody Blues’.
Cafe Chat …
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Now, sit in a comfy chair and let’s chat.
A little music might be nice … I hope you enjoy my selection
Beethoven’s Silence – A soothing piano melody
I hope your weather has been good. Do leave from where yo’ure visiting in the comments; if you leave a comment. We’ve had glorious 70’s during the day and 50’s at night.
The cooler weather has been wonderful for walks. I’ve been having a fun time with my new fit bit. I hadn’t been a watch wearer for the longest time. Retirement will do that. No need to wear one since there aren’t any kids to pick up or drop off anywhere. But … a fit bit is different. It was a gift for Christmas from my hubby after a recent surgery. Oh, you missed it, read here. This little gadget monitors my heartbeat, sleep patterns along with oxygen levels, stairs climbed, steps walked, my stress level, it reminds me to get up and move if I’ve been sitting too long, it tells me to take a moment to meditate if I’m stressed, it buzzes when an email comes in, gives me the time and the outdoor temperature. This is a computer on your wrist. I wasn’t thrilled with being told by a watch what I should be doing but I have to admit it has kept me moving. I suppose it has a purpose. If you have a new gadget that helps you keep fit, let me hear about it?
Surprise …. here are the flowers. Okay, a bit late but still beautiful.
I’ve been participating in musicals at A Frank Angle for sometime. He’s hosting a new musical series with ‘The Beatles’. Unfortunately, I was out of the country when they hit the states in the BIG WAY they did. Over-the-years, I’ve grown to love them.
If you love music … AND … The Beatles – aFrank is hosting the aFa Concert Series. To join in click here – you’ll have a blast reminiscing with all the mop top boys’ tunes. Below are two songs from the musical this past weekend.
Have a Great Week …!!!
Enjoy … Isadora
This first video has superb graphics, dancing and a great song …
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles Let It Be Lyrics – HD
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It’s been quite sometime since I posted on my blog. I was scheduled to have a knee replacement on December 10, 2018. Dancing from the age of 5 had taken its toll on my knee joints. My knees were begging for rest.
If you aren’t aware of my addiction, let me tell you what it is. It’s dancing.
I took ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance for more years than I can count.
My husband and I were square dancers working our way up to competition level. We ballroom dance; although, my husband doesn’t like counting. As a jazz musician he likes to jam-out free style. It can’t be done with a partner but he adjusts his thinking for me. And, let’s not forget the 60’s doo-wops songs and the 70’s disco days.
I never sit through any song that’s playing.
Dancing has always been an outlet for any stress I’m experiencing. I used it to keep my sanity when my husband was a police officer. Everyday he left for work could have been his last day with me and his family. When he was shot after 15 years of service I was elated. He could no longer be an officer. He was given early retirement which involved another layer of stress. After all, he was in a wheelchair now. With no hope from doctors, he eventually resolved to be wheelchair bound for life. Then, one day, he angrily stated that he would walk again despite the physicians prognosis.
He went through grueling rehabilitation and today is walking. He’s managed two careers since that retirement and continues with his Copper Whimsea’s artwork.
I guess you could have called me a gym-rat as is the name for anyone who is obsessed with exercise now-a-days.
I loved the muscle aches, the sweating and the smell of the metal weights. My endorphins never rested. I still crave the feelings but my body has put a stop to that right now, but, I’ll be back.
Since my medical history is high risk, my orthopedic doctor wanted clearance from all of my physicians. I have many. A hematologist for blood clots my body likes to make. A pulmonologist for when the blood clots take up residence in my lungs. An endocrinologist for a genetic thyroid disease called Hashimoto. A primary physicians for my tri-monthly check-ups and a cardiologist for checking on all the over-load of love I have in my heart. I had the all clear from all physicians except the cardiologist. He wanted me to take a stress test. The results showed that my heart was enlarged on the left side.
Why hadn’t he noticed that in May at my last appointment?
Surgery was scheduled for two day later. Since December 7, 2018, I’ve been resting and healing.
I discovered during the first few days of recovering that I was antsy about checking my blog, facebook and any other media I connect to. So, you see, I too am a victim of social media.
I replaced my computer with knitting needles and yarn. I’ve enjoyed many movies, books, painting, listening to meditation music and relaxing on my lanai while enjoying the lovely lake my home sits behind. The birds have been scarce but the few that sing to me have provided a beautifully peaceful respite. Healing takes time. It happens in stages. But, I’ll be back.
May you all have in the coming year good health,
peace, joy and more love than your heart can hold …
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019
I read this, “Life is Just a Moment.”
It’s insightful. It’s touching.
The ending has a profound lesson.
Perhaps, because of all the recent events in the news and my personal life,
we need to focus on Living Life in every moment.
A man died…
When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
Dialog between God and Man:
God: “Alright son, it’s time to go.”
Man: “So soon? I had a lot of plans…”
God: “I am sorry but, it’s time to go.”
Man: “What do you have in that suitcase?”
God: “Your belongings.”
Man: “My belongings? You mean my things … clothes… money”
God: “Those things were never yours, they belong to the Earth.”
Man: “Is it my memories?”
God: “No, they belong to Time.”
Man: “Is it my talent?”
God: “No, they belong to Circumstance.”
Man: “Is it my friends and family?”
God: “No son, they belong to the Path you Traveled.”
Man: “Is it my wife and children?”
God: “No, they belong to your Heart.”
Man: “Then, it must be my Body.”
God: “No No… it belongs to Dust.”
Man: “Then, surely, it must be my Soul!”
God: “You are sadly mistaken son. Your Soul belongs to me.”
The man with tears in his eyes and full of fear took the suitcase from God’s hand and opened it…
Heartbroken and with tears running down his cheeks he asked God… “I never owned anything?”
God: “That’s right. You never owned anything.”
Man: “Then? What was mine?”
God: Your “MOMENTS.”
Every moment you lived was “Yours!!!”
Think Good in every moment
Thank God for every moment
Life is just a MOMENT!
I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One
Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
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Enjoy a little jazz instrumental while you take a tour of our favorite town to visit: Sarasota, Florida.
In April, the jazz club of Sarasota has a cool jazz cruise along Sarasota bay.
We look forward to it every year. My husband is a former jazz musician.
He enjoys the club and all of its’ activities.
These photos of the jazz cruise are from last year. We missed it this year due to my daughters wedding in New York.
The ferry leaves from the Sarasota marina. Le Barge was the host boat.
The glass mirrored mermaid mascot was our guide along the waterways.
A light menu if offered along with alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.
The band changes from year to year. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name of this band.
It was a bit cool for April as you can see by the bands light weight jackets.
The once laid back cracker traditional Florida houses and cottages now gone to progress.
Boats await their captains for a day on the water.
This is a photograph of what happens when the waters are low.
Boats, birds and pelicans all vie for water.
The rich and the famous, yes, stars do have homes here.
Many are part of the summer stock theater productions and the arts.
People dot the waters edge at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
This is a favorite place I love going to visit. They specialize in orchid growing.
They have lectures, different exhibitions every year,
greenhouses with unusual orchids,
concerts on their magnificent grounds; especially, on Mother’s Day
or you can enjoy leisure walks in their luscious gardens.
After a beautiful day of cool jazz on the water, a walk among the palm trees,
flowering trees and plants is a perfect way to end the day.
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