The farmers market is where I find beauty. My neighbor teased me, “How can you go on a Sunday? It will be so crowded.” But I love it. I purposefully go days before Thanksgiving. I am in the hubbub of the holiday. One of my gifts is being patient in this type of situation. I wait for a family in hijabs to choose their tangerines … Continue reading Farmers market
I went to the edge of the world. Where the sidewalk ends… And when we arrived- there were pumpkins. Pumpkins. It was fantastical and impossible. We crunched over this crop. I couldn’t believe my eyes. And that is the magic of California. Pumpkins growing over the Pacific. Continue reading Santa Cruz part 2
May I always stop the car and take the pictures… I’m lucky. I have always had the ability to stop. To piddle. To look at cows or clouds. To listen to crickets. To wait while my child changed her shirt for the fourth time. To watch them jump into the pool as they scream “watch me, mama.” I’ve caught so much beauty just by stopping. … Continue reading long weekends
I craved wisdom with a Southern drawl and an Instagram post of a huge peanut statue.
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At 9am the orientation began. Jan and another woman advised us fervently. “This is not a meet and greet.” This is Sunday School. Do not stand and clap for President Carter. Do not touch him. Do not tell him how you are related. (I guess that includes me telling him that I lived two doors down from Chip Carter in 2010.) Do not try to … Continue reading Jimmy Carter – Second part
Infinity Mirrors is playful, colorful, puzzling, mathematical and enchanting. So many patterns and angles and childlike wonder. Kusama’s work is engaging for all ages and I’m so glad that the kids came with me. The lines are long. I won’t sugar coat it. This show has been sold out in museums all over the country. It was a chore for me to remember to buy the … Continue reading Visiting the High Museum- Yayoi Kusama exhibit, Infinity Mirrors