Shine Bright for All

rainbow 2When I was a child, we looked up at the sky after the rain had fallen and we opened up our box of crayons and drew on paper whatever colors of the rainbow we saw illuminating above.  We kids thought back then the beauty of nature belonged only to us, it was our personal gift that lit up the sky with beautiful colors to make us all smile.  

In 2015 and beyond we should all feel victorious that the colors of our beautiful rainbow continue to shine bright and that it WILL shine bright for ALL humans who demand to be treated fairly and with equality in all levels of life including being legally able to protect the rights and properties of their partners.  Cheers and congrats to the victory of marriage equality. 


To Cope and Breathe

We all of us are going through pain, tragedy, regret, challenges.  But, it is the endurance of faith and spirit that cannot be challenged.  I do not take well to life’s challenges, not at all.  Thankfully I have my fingertips and keyboard or pen and paper that help me to cope and help me to breathe.  I do not want to negate life’s reality, but rather, I want to sustain my own life and move forward with as much happiness as I can handle.  And so it goes.


I saw a door, I crossed the threshold and walked through it. 

Had no idea what was behind the door, didn’t care.

I was curious.  Tentative, but I was curious and I went 3Hanging from the ceiling was a Tiffany-style lamp,

a beautiful bulbous glass creation that radiated.

I stared at the map for hours.

A beautiful butterfly with black stripes flew into the room

where I stood.  It lit on a tall potted plant with

long flowing leaves.  I could not name the plant.

As I stood staring at the lamp and butterfly

I imagined myself as a wandering bird or a crow or a hawk

above a tree in Africa. 

Below the tree was a warm welcoming elephant

that pulled a branch down to allow me to walk across.

I sat on the elephant’s backside and we walked together

toward  sunset and we laughed,

at nothing but the happiness that filled our hearts

at our newly found friendship. orange 4I cope and I breathe and I dream



Here I am yet again.

Fluttering my bright blue wings 

Struggling, pushing against a mesh veil

I am at the point of reflection.

blueI have no idea why I was chosen to be,

But I am here

pushing and fluttering and moving.

I am here

with my hand reaching out tentatively.

about to enter yet another door to

Whatever IT is.


blue1 Inside is a path adorned

with spectacular gold trimmed tile.

My bare feet slide slowly around the tile

outlining each and every bulb impression.

I stand curious and waiting,

waiting and hopeful about

What my “future” will bring and when.

blue3 I stand curious on gold trimmed tile

with a Quartz dipped in gold

that embraces my tiny neck.

I remain waiting.  Wondering. blue necklaceNot knowing why I am here keeps me standing,

keeps me waiting,

keeps me curious,

keeps me hopeful.

Not knowing why I am here

is why I remain.  Here.

Karma Rose

I have a very firm belief in Karma

I believe in good Karma.rose 1I believe so strongly in good Karma that

when people attempt to hurt

or mistreat

when people attempt

to block blessings

or cause others to doubt or hate

when people speak ill

I turn negativity into the color rose.

Rose flowers given to me by someone who loves me.rose 2When people melt with deference

when they bristle with venom

at my very existence,

I see the color rose in a rusty chair

that I sit in to watch and wait and smile

I wait for Karma, 

to handle haters.rose 3And I rise above

Living and flourishing

And eating rose-colored, rose-flavored candy

And I revel in gratitude that

Karma is the color rose

and that Karma DOES exist

while haters do not.
rose 4Before you enter your rose-tinted door to your rose-happy life never forget…

…Karma exists for everyone.  And good Karma is the color rose.

Sea Foam Dreams

A door with laced windows.

sea foam 5  A vintage coffee pot.sea foam 3A beautiful beaded bracelet.

sea foam 4

A lavish rose-thorned chandelier with glass tear drops  .

sea foam 2A push-button land line phone

sea foam 1

I imagined Sea Foam today

with a glass of wine

and comfortable conversation

and a soft cushion under my bottom.

A friendly chat ensued and I happily wandered

My mind allowed me to wander

To wherever I needed to be

As long as I was free.

For a short while

I was free

Free to be just me.  Just me.

Red Bliss


Pull the rope

that rings the Red Bell

to chime in a tone of hope

with an everlasting glorious resonance!

red bell  I walk in Red High Heeled Shoes…. red shoes

….Along a Red Hued path

in a warm Red Forrest

whose branches embrace me

and stroke me and happily bend

to my stride.

red forrestAt the end of the warm Red Hued path

White Snow

A wooden bench in white snow

A Red Pot of a lovely beverage with two red cups .

They wait for me

in the snow

And HE waits for me

And the snow is cold, but beautiful. red tea pot and cupsAnd when the pot is empty.

The Red Door opens

And we both relish peaceful



Warm Red Bliss.

red doorCheers!!!