Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend In March

My two youngest granddaughters and Miss Callie
Oldest granddaughter with someone special in Jamaica

Storm is gone
Sky clear:
River reflecting a tranquil moon.
What hour of night is it?

~ Tran Thai Tong ~

Poem arrived from over the ocean
One daughter arriving home from New Orleans
One daughter driving home with little one and my patio umbrella
One daughter lost her cell phone
Special letter and pictures from Jamaica
A welcome call from granddaughter in New York

One woman's head has been filled with issues that she thought she had overcome.
Reminding her once again that it is a journey.
She may never arrive.

Rest, compassion for others and herself - a continual practice that must never stop.

This early morning - all is well
Just sometimes wish this journey was not going at such a rapid pace

Difficult to just "be" when there is so much that is unfinished

So much yet to learn.....


shannon said...

Isn't it the truth, we just keep spiraling back to so many things that we think we are so over, and yet, here they are once again!

You have company on this journey:)

One Woman's Journey said...

shannon, thank you - it helps to know have traveling companions :)

Sky said...

Your determination is so impressive. There are just some journeys we must make alone. Thankfully, love comforts us during our travels. I can remember wondering at one point in my life if I would EVER learn a particular lesson that seemed so clear at the time, yet I seemed to make the wrong turn, time after time! Inevitably I would find myself sitting in the same box of grief and anxiety! Some lessons are just complex; our emotions muddy the waters so easily. I wish you peace and am glad you are being compassionate with yourself. Such a gift!

All the family communications and connections sound heartwarming and fun. Busy life you have.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Love the pictures and we loved the "new" (to us) patio umbrella We ate dinner outside last night!

One Woman's Journey said...

Sky, thank you for your special words. My Jamie, thanks for dropping in.

judemiller1 said...

I really dislike those issues and don't know why they resurface from time to time. Must have been a big influence on our life and probably good in a way, as it made us the magnificient, caring, loving women we are today!

One Woman's Journey said...

Judy, you make me smile. Have a good day. Hope Fred gets better..

shannon said...


"All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, & my spirits soar." #quote Helen Hayes | Happy Spring Girlfriends!

Thought of you when I read this this AM:)

shannon said...

Also, love the picture of the BEAUTIFUL Dogwood:)

shannon said...

E. it is not a Dogwood, is it? A Flowering Crabapple?

LauraX said...

Oh Ernestine, you have arrived...right here, right now. Each breath a death and a renewal. Each breath announces "Here I am." And here you are.

One Woman's Journey said...

Shannon - it is a Japanese Cherry tree. Dear Laura, thank you for your special words....

Sharon said...

I attribute my restlessness at this time of year to spring fever. There are so many things to do that can only be done when the weather warms. We need more time here ~ our Maine woods got 3 1/2 inches of fresh snow last night.