Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Solstice!

The Summer Solstice happened today at 12:45 am my local time. Hope everyone has a happy Summer, and for those fathers out there - Happy Father's Day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

Jamie asks Who or what do you wish to play with?

This is easy. I wish for peace in Sunshine's life.

I wish I could play with ... my guitar.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sleeping With Bread

The examen, based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, helps a person hold onto what spiritually nourishes them by looking at what is giving them consolation in their life or causing him desolation. It allows someone to express his gratitude to God for the good stuff and turn to him for solace for the bad stuff. It is quite simple. You simply ask yourself, in the last day/week/month what gave me consolation and what caused me desolation.

So, without further ado ...

The Good.

The wind that comes sweeping down the plain. Here in Oklahoma it's never very far away from one's mind. The good is like this ...

These are the blades of the giant windmills that turn wind into electricity. You see a lot of these things travelling north to places all over the Great Plains were wind is plentiful, bird traffic is small, and the money and jobs that energy production translates into is considered a God-send.

The good is also like this ...

and the Bad like this ...

We had a tornado right here in Norman yesterday. It was a small one and touched down on the east side of town. It is very rare for tornadoes to touch down inside the city limits of Norman, but it does happen. This tornado didn't do very much damage, but none of them go without leaving a calling card.

I'm so thankful that my house wasn't damaged by the twister, but it's one of those things. I hope it's not tempting Fate to be so. Most people carry around a certain sense of foreboding when it comes to tornadoes. Everyone who has lived here for any length of time has a storm story. Who determines whose stories begin with the pronoun "I" and whose doesn't? I promise you, that "Who" is not pure, dumb Luck.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish for your body?

I wish that I had as much balance as this little image. I love the sweeping "S" curve of this yard from the flowers up the stairs to the bush up to the explosion of leafy green to the left behind.

Balance. It's good thing.

Wordless Wednesday

I love you Sunshine.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Home at Last

One of the intersting things about being "gone" for awhile is finding a surprise when you return. My surprise was a little "deflating" ...




Anyone need a nail? Seems that I've got one to spare.