Reading the Smith College alumnae magazine, and I came across this acronym.  OMEB – Ordinary Moments of Extraordinary Bliss.  I love it, and I’m going to spread the word (literally).


On April 2nd, our neighborhood lit candles to recognize our local healthcare workers and everything they are doing during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Here is our front porch:


We are on one of the main thoroughfares through the village, so we felt it was important to participate.  The collage was created by Betsy VanKula.

The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

i worried

I Worried, by Mary Oliver

A moment of reflection as I celebrate another birthday.  I might be creakier, but it’s getting easier to sing my song as the years go by.


When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.  – Chinese Proverb


Lots of wonderful ways to find gratitude in the world around us!  Source unknown.

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