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Delicate purple flowers


Hints of frost damage upon leaves

and delicate purple blossoms

still seemed to request 

my favor, to promote 

and capture beauty.

Alas, I felt torn but 

their tiny, precious 

voices prevailed 

to entreat me.

I now finally

“get” why

Dr. Seuss

had his

caring elephant,

Horton, hearing a “Who.”


“Horton Hears a Who,”

written in 1954, was

dedicated to his distant friend,

“For My Great Friend,

Mitsugi Nakamura

of Kyoto,




This quote is from our

First Presbyterian Church

monthly newsletter called,

The Spire:

“Nothing that is worth doing can be

achieved in our lifetime; therefore we 

must be saved by Hope.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or 

good makes complete sense in any 

immediate context or history; therefore

we must be saved by Faith. Nothing we

do, however virtuous, can be

accomplished alone; therefore we are

saved by Love.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr


Those who “stay awake and wait,”

Hope your sunrise Dawn brushes
away the tears from your

Midnight Vigil tonight. ❤

Don’t wait to try things . . .



When two coworkers suggested

Try the new steakhouse

in a strip mall by joining

them called, 

~Asahi Japanese Steakhouse~

I hesitated.

It used to be a matter of budgeting,

trying to save more than spend.

Not sure why, but I used to

have this “bad” habit.

Let me tell you a longtime habit,

of leaping before looking.

Many times regretting

First instincts.

Over the years,

I made a new resolution,

to think before I leaped.

So, I later saw one of the two
friends, both widows who
had included me in other
outings that we had
enjoyed, laughing
and joking.


This will be

and leap!

It was amazing!

First time ever
to see knives
doing acrobatic
Steely shining stunts.

Clever repartee with
Comments flying.

Fire blazing


π ∆ π ∆ π ∆ π

Carl Sandburg’s
Quote about Time:

“Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine
how it will be spent.”

π. π. π. π. π.

Photo of Japanese chef
by reocochran,
New day “challenging
thoughts” by Robin.

This goes out to Osyth,
my friend named Fiona,
who also admitted to
making a lemon face
before she used to say,


Check out her blog
with international
flair, transplanted
and homesick: