Clouds Above and Beyond

I lay in bed unable to sleep

I wondered, “who will die first, me or him?”

I’ve been thinking alot about death

I jumped out of bed and grabbed my pen and paper.

The sound of crunching leaves beneath my bare feet,

The smell of fresh bread from a nearby bakery,

The beauty in life could not shake

what lurked

Above and beyond the clouds.

He rolled over, annoyed.

“What’re you doing? Why aren’t you relaxing?

“Can’t relax. I wonder, why am I here and when will it be my turn to leave?”

“Please stop.”

“Life is so short, there is so much going on, it’s hard to find a light at the end of the tunnel.”

“It’s not hard. Why don’t you write something cheerful.”

“That won’t help.”

“It might.”

“You’re annoyingly optimistic.”

“That’s me. So write.”

“Fine. Roses are red, violets are blue

I’m sick of wearing masks, vaccines and uncertainly

How the hell are YOU?”

“Yea, funny.” He said.

Perhaps he was right. Worrying about life instead of living it is tiring and depressing. So, I finished crocheting my poncho while he went to the liquor store for the ingredients to my favorite martini.

First two Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Pinterest BOMB!

With all I am leaving behind me in 2013, both good and bad, I am happy to cling to one of the “perks,” one of the few things that make me smile, Pinterest.  Don’t know why, but this social connection to the entire world fascinates me!  Allow me to share a bit of my happiness.

pinterest pixA beautiful dress I would love to wear and model in Paris.

Pinterest pix 2A woman painted eyebrows on her dog.  I swear I still dislodge a kidney whenever I see this cute picture!  Lawd hammercy, thank heavens for animals! ~snort~ HA!!!!

pinterest pix 3Um, yeap I want!!!!!

pinterest pix 4My place!  Well, one day.

j bakerAn inspiring woman I relate to for some reason.  Ms. Josephine Baker.

cafeOf course I love my coffee and occasional cafe visit!

e goyardLove this beautiful, “old school” luggage company!

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Me in Paris 2009.

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Well, just wanted to share some of the things that make me smile.  Let’s all have a glorious, successful, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!  Let’s ring in 2014 with a big ole glittery flourish!  I also love all things beads!  Cheers, LD

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