All villagers decided to pray for rain.
On the day of prayer all the people gathered,
only one boy came with an umbrella.
That’s FAITH .
When you throw babies in the air,
they laugh because they don’t doubt you will catch them.
That’s TRUST.
Every night we go to bed
without any assurance of being alive the next morning.
But still we set the alarms to wake up.
That’s HOPE.
We plan for tomorrow
in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
That’s LOVE.
On an old man’s shirt a sentence was written:
‘I am not 80 years old –
I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.’
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Thanks Linda B.!

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Tonight I Howl

Coyotes roam our neighborhood.  They were here first.  They eat rodents, rabbits, cats and yes, little dogs.  They scale 7 feet tall fences and have no concept of what property or pets are.

When I take Max out before bed I check the side yard to make sure it’s safe.  Max doesn’t seem to care.  It’s a bit daunting for me.

When I came across Pat’s free verse on her blog I was reminded that all of God’s creatures, all of us, are simply trying to survive  in a land that has become artificial, indifferent and unfamiliar.  And . . . I reminded that the coyotes were here first.

Tonight I Howl

Posted on August 27, 2011 by Pat Cegan


Tonight I think I will howl,
release from deep within
a cry of forlorn, joining my brothers
who lift their snouts to the moon and
wail their sadness and longing.

I will howl for all who fail
to see the beauty that surrounds them,
howl for those dying of hunger
while others spend money to lose weight,
howl at the indifference, often
more deadly than hate.

I will howl because my voice
longs to merge with others in a
song of sweet surrender to who
we are and who we are becoming, a
howl that celebrates life. Amen!

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Naturally Nude and She’s no slouch!

  Not only is Christine Lagarde classy she’s a pretty smart “broad”. Christine Lagarde is my model hero for women. She is a walking
model of how to grow gracefully and not pandering to products
and what they perceive men want. Look at her, a knockout man,
head of the IMF. She did this all naturally and in France where
hair color is huge. She exudes self-confidence.

Superbly elegant,
Natural hair, nails, eye lashes,very little makeup….
Women feel as if they have to put on all these false things,
for what?? I never bought in too all that crap, (and actually, most men hate it
and fragrance)

here is the link. Hair color, painted nails, would ruin this look.”


*Naturally Nude Smart Broads Society  Instead of purple and red hats we will meet twice a year in Paris and buy a couture wardrobe.  Then we will meet once on the East Coast and once on the West Coast (of Italy) and sip champagne.  Are you with me?

Here’s a bit about Christine Lagarde:

 A French lawyer and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund since July 5, 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finances and Industry and before that Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde was the first woman ever to become minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to ever head the IMF.
A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde made history as the first female chair of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. On 16 November 2009, The Financial Times ranked her the best minister of finance of the Eurozone.  In 2009, Lagarde was ranked the 17th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.
On 28 June 2011, she was named as the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund for a five-year term, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the aftermath of his sexual assault legal case. Wikipedia

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