Saturday, March 5, 2011



"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole."

Sally Field

"Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens."

Arthur Gordon

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."


It is time to begin again, anew. The alien that has been living in my chest seems to have moved on. Grieving is giving way to acceptance. Journaling has been my best friend. Living simply and removing excess stress from my day-to-day is allowing my soul to heal. Suddenly, this week, I feel hopeful and am thinking forward. It's taken a lot of time and meditation to get to this point. My blog has suffered as has my writing and photography. However, internalizing and honest reflection has been good for me. Thank you all for visiting regardless in hopes that I'll share something useful. I'm coming back and I'm glad. I've missed me!

Enjoy these flowers - the poor, misshapen viburnum in our sad, boggy backyard is struggling to bloom and become beautiful this spring. I know how it feels therefore I celebrate it.


Eve said...

I miss you Debi! Once the rains pass and the sun shines you will really be there won't you! Your photos are really becoming your signature. Love them!

Gaelyn said...

Welcome back to the world of the living happy.

Accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can, and have the wisdom to know the difference.

I've missed you too.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a beautiful post to return to us. The flowers are beautiful and vulnerable. Perfect with the quotes you have chosen.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Bo Mackison said...

Lovely photographs to mark your return.
How wonderful.
Glad you are back!!!!

Rural Rambler said...

Good Morning Debi! I am happy you have found your peaceful place. It's hard sometimes to find it, and then to feel ok that we are happy about it.

Hilda R.B said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.


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