Sunday, July 24, 2016

Zeal for Teal

Your teal
Is simply unreal
It has endless appeal
Even more than Ally McBeal
Or Eugene O’Neill

Your teal
Is so surreal
That church bells peal
In order to reveal
My complete and utter zeal
Which I can no longer conceal

To get an inkling of how I feel,
I’d give up oatmeal
And change my name to Cecille
For one more glimpse of your
Make-me-squeal, close-the-deal,
I-can’t-see-any-other-colors-on-the-wheel teal

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Little Altars Everywhere

It dawned on me recently that one of the ways I most like to play is to create an altar. And that I have little ones all over my home! Flowers, candles, crystals, my daughter's art projects, beads, Buddhas, and gilded elephants have all played a part in these tableaus at different times. Many, if not all of them, are gifts from loved ones.

Some of the altars last for a week, season or an entire year. 

All of them create a sense of sacredness that I carry with me and recognize in quiet corners like this one at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Or at a secluded section of The Lake in Central Park.

Now it's your turn to count your altars and your blessings while you're at it!