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Not-so-silent observations that splinter my conversations. Harnessing the steady flow of random thoughts and musings that continuously interrupt my daily conversations. Paired here with my artwork and photographs from recent adventures. Non sequitur (pronounced \ˈnän-ˈse-kwə-tər\)- a response which, due to its apparent lack of meaning relative to its context, seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing.

Monday, March 1, 2010


I've been wanting to share these....a few photos of a place sacred to me. I visited last on a wintry day. The scene had changed so dramatically with the seasons. Difficult to imagine the lively, green hillsides dormant beneath these fragile, brittle winter coats.

I climbed to the top of these hillsides again. Perching myself as close to the vast blue heavens as my feet would carry me. I sat still, eyes closed and felt the shiver of wind, the prickle of dry grass with nothing but the blissful, silence cloaked around me...


When is serendipity a joyful coincidence and when is it a timely test from the universe?

“Serendipity is the wisdom of recognizing and then moving with the energetic flow of the unexpected. It has a crablike quality, an ability to accumulate understanding and create progress by moving sideways rather than in a linear fashion. Serendipity pushes us to think about attitude and humility, the nature of developing theories of social change . . ."

The Moral Imagination: The art and soul of building peace (2005) by John Paul Lederach

I learned a new term in my research: zemblanity. As the opposite of serendipity, zemblanity is the habit of making unhappy, unlucky and expected discoveries by design.

I am an optimist by nature. I hold hope alive within me.

I accepted this serendipitous event with grace, love, forgiveness and open arms. Now I accept all of this grace, love and forgiveness into my own life with open arms. I gratefully accept what I myself have offered freely and openly to others.

I patiently await your sign.

My life is better with you in it....