A Sweet, Refreshing Beginning…

The literary salon begins with some blush… Yesterday afternoon, ‘Rumi’ black tea in a glass with a splash of almond milk. Autumn begins tomorrow…🍂😊 I send you my morning wishes and return to the salon with a cup of green tea and glimpsing the sky between sips as its colors lighten and merge… * Today…… Continue reading A Sweet, Refreshing Beginning…

In 2021, I Just Happened to Find a Dance to Take Us into 1921

Grandma Shirley knew about this free dance gathering with a band, including especially good Swing music, and as she’d practiced ballroom and line dancing before and I hadn’t, I asked her if she wanted to dance to this song.I don’t have dance lesson experience or knew the dances they were doing but it wasn’t a…… Continue reading In 2021, I Just Happened to Find a Dance to Take Us into 1921

Good Morning, As If Still With The Sea Wind

A photo of mine taken last night at Nantasket beach, MA I woke with almost-curls in my hair from the breeze of the sea smoothed in sleep and I am calm and wild in one. There was music on the beach again, some lyrics like ‘Is she a Capricorn? Maybe she’s a Virgo…’ I thought…… Continue reading Good Morning, As If Still With The Sea Wind

‘Meet Me Where The Water Meets The Sky’

Mattappoiset, MA Where the birds soar high and dip down low and rise again beyond the little stream winding how a stream should wind; I think I might step myself within that green and wander as I should have been… —Jade * Post title is a lyric from the song ‘Deeper’ by Tara MacLean *…… Continue reading ‘Meet Me Where The Water Meets The Sky’

The Sky That Held the Sea and Its Setting Sun

utkatasana pose, yoga Nantasket beach. Little shallow waves dipping very low and close to the shore. On the beach a man had fallen into a still, deep sleep lying on his belly, the sound of loud dance music playing from the radio beside him…and then the sun began to set on the way back… ……… Continue reading The Sky That Held the Sea and Its Setting Sun

Tuesday At The Literary Salon, May’s House

Were they drinking rose syrup in their coffee at those literary gatherings, maybe in Egypt, or was it a choice between rose syrup and coffee? Well, this is a question I wondered and typed into the search. I think some people might have chosen coffee and maybe put rose syrup in theirs too. It is…… Continue reading Tuesday At The Literary Salon, May’s House

Summer Ways

I took this photo on a warm day at the beachand just wrote this all in a row with thoughts of summer:And the air is scented jasmine, lifts the arch of my step, i awaken in the morning just before the sun beneath a sheet only.Not hot, not cold, humming, humming is the summer and the way…… Continue reading Summer Ways

A Beach, A Girl, And A Little Girl, Pt. 2

 Hull, MA at sunset, I took this picture this past summerI have been thinking about the beach this weekend. I had recently written a post titled, “A Beach, A Girl, And A Little Girl” and more came to me yesterday that I’d like to write.I was trying to remember what Danielle liked to do when I…… Continue reading A Beach, A Girl, And A Little Girl, Pt. 2

A Beach, A Girl, and A Little Girl

I took this photo at Cape Cod this past fall 2020 You might remember me writing about going to the beach in New York and collecting sea shells as a young girl in the post, “A Plate That Holds Half A Ring.” I often walked alone beside the ocean at this beach, thinking, dreaming, picking…… Continue reading A Beach, A Girl, and A Little Girl

A Dream With A Question About Water

photo I took July 2018 Hull, Massachusettssummer following the publication of my book MoonflowerIn a recent dream I had, this question about water was asked to me. There was no voice or person seen in the dream, just the question:Which bodies of water are your favorite?While still dreaming, I immediately recalled my focus on ponds over…… Continue reading A Dream With A Question About Water

A Plate That Holds Half A Ring

I love memorable things. I love meaningful objects that remind me of someone, maybe they gave it to me, or someone else gave it to me after they had passed away, or even just something I had seen on my own and found beautiful, whether I bought it from a store or found it on…… Continue reading A Plate That Holds Half A Ring