17 June 2018 Drawings and Positive Reality Television

Hello to you.  Not tired yet so figured I would go ahead and put this together now.  Today has been a good day.  A cloud went by this morning and left a couple droplets for us but nothing heavy yet.  We are getting those fissures in the backyard where the earth splits wide and deep enough I can put an entire tree branch down in it!  It’s feast or famine for us when it comes to rain.

Kyle and I started watching a fun show called 100% Hotter on Netflix.  It’s one of those shows where a train wreck of a person shows up dressed how they like to dress and then gets transformed by a fashion consultant, hair dresser and makeup artist.  We are watching this show for the same reason we love the Queer Eye show and loved Tattoo Nightmares.  We enjoy watching shows where help people become a better version of themselves.  It’s uplifting to watch caring people help someone who doesn’t have a very high opinion of themselves or don’t really know that they are amazing.

There are so many young people in our world that use over the top hair, makeup, style/clothes as literal body armor to get through this life when they should be able to be who they are without all that.  It’s fun to dress up for cosplay, for Halloween or parties but some people wear these things all the time.  It’s truly amazing to see who has been hiding when they remove the fake tan, the layers of foundation, eye makeup and lipstick.  Such truly beautiful spirits.  We are about 5 episodes into the show and the only complaints we really have are some of the clothing choices and the rating system where they go and ask people to rate how they see the people they are working with.  Sometimes that is pretty brutal.  Other than that is just amazing what these folks manage to do for these people that come in.

100% Hotter Wednesday at 8pm on 5STAR

We are really enjoying Queer Eye for so many reasons.  They are not just taking somebody and dressing them up.  These guys are tackling the whole person and have been touching on some very sensitive issues in such a beautiful way.  They have dealt with the really sensitive subject of the relationship between blacks and police.  They have dealt with Christianity and homosexuality.  They have shown someone coming out after many years to their parent.  They have dealt with isolation and have gotten into the “why’s” behind why people sometimes let themselves go or isolate themselves from the world.  Kyle and I watch this show and are like, we need these guys to come to our house.  They also have done some AMAZING transformations to the living spaces of the people they work with.

Queer Eye | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

I found this song I’ve never heard before and thought it was perfect for this theme:

Francesca Battistelli Free To Be Me Lyrics

“Free To Be Me”

 

At twenty years of age I’m still looking for a dream
A war’s already waged for my destiny
But You’ve already won the battle
And You’ve got great plans for me
Though I can’t always see’Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I’m so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I’m free to be me

When I was just a girl I thought I had it figured out
My life would turn out right, and I’d make it here somehow
But things don’t always come that easy
And sometimes I would doubt

‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I’m so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I’m free to be me

And you’re free to be you

Sometimes I believe that I can do anything
Yet other times I think I’ve got nothing good to bring
But You look at my heart and You tell me
That I’ve got all You seek
And it’s easy to believe
Even though

‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I’m so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I’m free to be me

 

 

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16 June 2018 The World Goo, Authentic Self and Love

16 June 2018 – I’ve been wanting to draw these flowers a lot lately.

Hello to you.  How are you from wherever and whenever you are stopping to visit from?  I hope this finds you well in mind, body and spirit today.  We are doing well here.  Had a nice walk this morning.  Saw a neighbor out running that I hadn’t seen in awhile and had just been wondering how he was!  He never speaks to us, but as someone who used to run a lot, I understand he’s trying to get some time alone.  We went by one of the last work sites in the new development and heard the workers playfully bantering and being silly together.  It made me smile to hear them being so happy to be working.  Last night was free of the stuff that was going on last night but Kyle was up at 3 am instead!  Ugh!

The phrase “Be You” has been coming to me a lot lately.  Normally I embrace it as a positive creed but these days it occurs to me that phrase can ring hollow for most people.  Most people, to include myself at times, don’t even know what those two words together mean!  Be you?!  A nice phrase if you already have some idea of who you are or who you want to be!

In today’s world it is hard to separate yourself from all the worldly “goo” that tries to get into all your particles.  I have been here 50 years and that’s a lot of goo to be exposed to lol!  It’s almost a daily effort to sort myself….to keep from being overcome by the goo of life outside this house.  Unless you go completely “off the grid,”  and I mean all that’s modern in your house is a flushing toilet, there is no true escape!

What it means to “Be You” can sometimes mean a very lonely and isolated existence if you aren’t careful.   We have been living in the same place for nearly 9 years and have may be one person near us we can truly say is just beyond an acquaintance.

Something that helped me a lot in recent years was attending a couple of Level 1 Quantum Touch energy healing classes.  I learned that if you focus on what you love the most in life you can raise your energy vibration to heal yourself and to help others with healing (inside and out).

Have you ever felt that warm wash across your chest when you see someone you care about, doing something you truly enjoy, hearing a great message,  hold your significant other, dog, cat, or other special being in your life, hear a favorite song,  see a beautiful sight?  That’s what love energy feels like.  It can be a barometer for staying in “your center” or the space of your heart and help you navigate around the world goo.

Love energy is one way I have found that helps me stay true to myself, to know who I am.  When I am not feeling my heart energy then I know I have drifted away from my authentic self.

Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal – I’ve experienced healing and shared this with others helping them heal.  It really works.  Usually, when I’ve shared this, the healing starts at the emotional/spiritual (inside) level first.    What I like most about this modality is Richard’s emphasis on who is the healer.  The healer is the person getting well! 

 

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama

 

15 June 2018 Rough Night (dreams) and Blessed are the Peacemakers (drawing)

14 June 2018 – took this yesterday afternoon. One of my favorite sights is the sun coming through clouds.

Hello to you.  How are you?  I’m not sure how I’m doing lol.  Last night was really rough.  At about 1020 am I woke up screaming.  I thought I saw something coming down from the ceiling over my head.  Link was like, “PINEAPPLES!”  He doesn’t like it when I get upset.  We all went back to sleep and then around 1053 am I had a waking dream where it was like Kyle was at the end of the bed, I could see his shadow on the living room wall.  He was telling something off and then I heard a voice in my head “turn on the light”, so I did.  Well Kyle and dogs said screw  you Mommy and left the room after being woke up yet again.  Everything was fine until about 6:05 am when I heard a man’s voice that sounded like Kyle on my side of the bed, in my head, not with my ears say, “Because I have something to tell yah.”  This startled me awake especially since Kyle was snoring on the other side of the bed!

Not quite sure what’s going on.  The last time I woke up screaming because I thought something was on the ceiling was a couple of months ago when I was having a cycle.  I’m sure there is some logical explanation for it all.  Have you ever heard someone in your head but not with your ears before?

This morning I saw in the headlines that a man of peace, an journalist from India was shot after leaving his work.  My prayers to all who loved him:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/world/asia/kashmir-journalist-killed.html

Kashmiri Journalist Shujaat Bukhari, a Voice for Peace, Is Killed

My evening drawing could be for him and all those in the world like him that have tried and are still trying to bring people together in this world:

http://biblehub.com/niv/matthew/5.htm – This message came to mind when I was doing my drawings yesterday.

9Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

15 5 1 3 5 13 1 11 5 18

P E A C E M A K E R = 77/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

3 8 9 12 4 18 5 14

C H I L D R E N = 73/10/1

14 June 2018 Mediator (Metropolis 1927)

13 June 2018 – Yesterday I went out and added this to a drawing I shared before. It made me think of the film Metropolis. If you haven’t see this amazing silent film, I highly recommend it. I don’t know if such a film could be made with the same impact today.

See the source image

https://saymber.com/2015/04/18/18-april-2015-metropolis-1927-the-mediator-between-the-head-and-the-hands-must-be-the-heart/ – post I did some time ago with info about the film and there is a link where you can watch the film.

13 5 4 9 1 20 15 18

M E D I A T O R = 85/13/4/2/1

8 5 1 18 20

H E A R T = 57/12/3 cycle – Yep!  Isn’t it interesting how some words, like this important word/organ, are a cycle word?

8 1 14 4 19

H A N D S = 46/10/1

From the film Metropolis

Empathic Human – The mediator with a heart negotiating between the worlds of action and feeling.   For some it seems easier to be a tin man on the eternal quest to OZ for a heart than to remember to use the heart already pumping in their chest!

https://theredlist.com/wiki-2-17-513-863-818-830-view-fantasy-sci-fi-1-profile-1927-bmetropolis-b-1.html

See the source image

13 June 2018 – Drawing I did yesterday morning. Interesting how it correlates to these image from Metropolis I found this morning. 

http://moviescreenshots.blogspot.com/2011/03/metropolis-1927.html

See the source image

22 Aug 2017 – One of my eyes chalk drawings.

13 June 2018 Morning Drawing – Cloud In Your Tea

13 June 2018 – A smile and hello to you.

Hello there.  How are you doing?  I hope this finds you in good health and spirit.

It’s another stagnant and hot morning/day here in North Texas.  I decided I’d better water a little morning while it was cool.  I worry about all our trees, plants, birds and insects when it’s dry like it is.  We are under the same drought conditions we’ve been in since we moved here so it was a hand-held watering.   I don’t know if it will help, trees need a lot of water.

13 June 2018 – Our little baby crepe myrtle still finding a way to bloom even with the drought. They are some of my favorite beings here in Texas.

This morning I found out that on the 8th they released a documentary about Mr. Fred Rogers!  I had just posted about him on the 10th! Funny how that works.  I had tears streaming down my face watching it.  It’s not showing in any theatres around here, so I’ll be looking for it on streaming services and eventually hard copy.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I sure miss his gentle, kind, loving spirit and his important messages.  In my opinion, there isn’t anyone in our world right now that has been able to pick up the mantle he carried while he was here:

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Official Trailer [HD] – In Select Theaters June 8

I did a drawing this morning and there is a lot of that surrealism stuff I was talking about yesterday going on in it.  I was thinking of a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh about a cloud becoming the tea in your cup:

http://lifebylife.com/2012/05/its-like-a-cloud-in-the-sky-by-thich-nhat-hanh/

“It’s like a cloud in the sky. When the cloud is no longer in the sky, it doesn’t mean the cloud has died. The cloud is continued in other forms like rain or snow or ice. So you can recognize your cloud in her new forms. If you are very fond of a beautiful cloud and if your cloud is no longer there, you should not be sad. Your beloved cloud might have become the rain, calling on you, ‘darling, darling, don’t you see me in my new form?’ And then you will not be stuck with grief and despair. Your beloved one continues always. Meditation helps you recognize her continued presence in new forms. And our nature is the nature of no birth and no death…the nature of a cloud also. A cloud can never die. A cloud can become snow, or hail…or rain. But it is impossible for a cloud to pass from being into non-being. And that is true with your beloved one. She has not died. She is continued in many new forms. And you can look deeply and recognize herself in you and around you.” -TNH

Transcribed from a conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Buddhist Monk, Author and Nobel Peace Prize nominated Peace Activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced “Tick Not Han”)

 

3 12 15 21 4

C L O U D = 55/10/1

14 5 9 7 8 2 15 18

N E I G H B O R = 78/15/6 (3 cycle)

19 13 9 12 5

S M I L E = 58/13/4/2/1

 

12 June 2018 Surrealism – A Feeling Too

Hello to you.  How are you doing in your here and now?  I’m feeling like a word that isn’t normally attributed to a state of being, surrealism.   Surrealist art is a lot like my dreams…my life lately.  A vast canvas covered with unrelated images that when strung together somehow make sense.  The world we are sharing right now is very surreal to me most of the time.  So many things that make sense and so many more that don’t all going on at once.  Such a mess!

On the one hand we have President Trump and Kim Jong Un shaking hands – which like Dennis Rodman I’m very pleased about and hope it was genuine (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trump-kim-summit-trump-says-us-will-end-its-%E2%80%98war-games%E2%80%99-with-south-korea/ar-AAyx0hn?OCID=ansmsnnews11)  and on the other we have ancient trees dying in Africa possibly because of climate change (https://www.popsci.com/baobab-tree-climate-change).  So many extremes all vying for time on the world stage.  No wonder so many people are bipolar and have ADD nowadays!  Up!  Down!  Look here!  Now there!  Forget you saw or heard that!  Now for something completely different!

19 21 18 18 5 1 12 9 19 13

S U R R E A L I S M = 135/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle – makes sense this sort of thing would be a cycle sort of word!

http://www.theartstory.org/movement-surrealism.htm – good article about this art movement actually is if your curious

Exploring Surrealism with Peter Capaldi | Unlock Art – I found this and had to share.  Peter explaining this art form makes it a little more wonderful to learn about.

 

My chalk drawings from the past couple of days are fading and nothing has come to me to put to the slab or paper.  My thoughts have been murky.  My dreams have been fluid and very little to hold on to and write down in my dream journal.   I am not worried.  I need this rest period.  The veil will open.  The curtains will part and show me things to share.  For now it’s sleep, words, numbers, concepts and may a random picture or two.

Surreal – by Jackie

“Surreal is the distance between the grass and the dew

The random points of light when assembled

That make me and you

Am I walking or am I gliding

In the stitches of space

Or am I just a particle hiding…..”

 

I painted this back in April of this year. Yes, that sparkle is fabric paint I included lol. The purple wisps were inspired by the movie The Arrival. One of the weird images to come out of my “long walk” recently. I’m almost ready to bust out one of the blank canvas we bought and see what comes.

Hugs and positive vibes through the wires!

10 June 2018 It’s Such A Good Feeling

“What are you grateful for today?! Find one thing and hold on to it and watch how it becomes a blossoming field. “

 

Hello to you.  How are you?  A song is stuck in my head as I’m writing.  It’s that little song Fred Rogers used to sing:

http://pbskids.org/rogers/songLyricsItsSuchAGoodFeeling.html – If you go to this link, you can hear him actually sing it.  There are other songs also.

It’s such a good feeling to know you’re alive.
 It’s such a happy feeling: You’re growing inside.
 And when you wake up ready to say,
 “I think I’ll make a snappy new day.”
 It’s such a good feeling, a very good feeling,
 The feeling you know that we’re friends.

It’s Such a Good Feeling
By Fred M. Rogers
© 1970 

Singing is a way to express how we feel and what’s important to us. These songs convey many of Mister Rogers’ timeless messages about children and childhood. Read more.

Fred Rogers is one of those famous people that just speaks to and comforts the little girl that still lives inside of me.  I hear him and I almost instantly start tearing up!

Had a couple fun dreams.  One had something about Lady Gaga playing video games and apparently she was quite good at it!  There was something about a flashing light.  Then just before I woke up this morning, I dreamt about actor Robin Williams.  Kyle and I went to some place that had valet parking for cars in a tower like building in the sky.  The valet only asked for $5 for his services.  We weren’t dressed in fancy clothes.  We wore jeans and polo shirts and were walking through some elaborate lobby to the main theater.  Then there was Robin.  He had elaborate hair swooping in all different directions and was dressed in a fancy sparkling gold outfit.  He was being goofy as always and as the show was going to begin….I woke up.

DANGIT!

Why does that always seem to happen to me?!  Waking up just as the good part of a dream is about to begin?!  May be the keepers of those realms are worried I would want to stay.

I think the Robin Williams dream was triggered by seeing a clip of him on a video we were watching on You Tube yesterday and because his name has been coming up a lot in lieu of the recent public figures who have taken their own lives.  His death really hurt but I understand his wanting to go out on his own terms in lieu of suffering through Parkinson’s disease!  Sometimes I think we are kinder to our pets when it comes to terminal or debilitating illnesses than we are to human beings.

This is a funny story we had never heard about his Mrs. Doubtfire role.  While dressed up as Mrs. Doubtfire, he went into a sex shop in San Francisco!

Robin Williams [EXPLICIT] Mrs. Doubtfire Visits Sex Shop // SiriusXM // Town Hall

 

9 June 2018 Songs of our time – What Else Is There (Royksopp) and More Than This (The Cure)

I don’t know who wrote this.  I found it on the internet this morning without an author attached to it.  It was interesting to me:

Time
If the Particle in question
is to also move in time
it should change its energy
Or it stands still in time

Hello to you.  It’s morning in my here and now.  Already battling dust bunnies and ants but mercifully there is coffee and I am not the lone witness to these petty struggles lol!  How are you?  I hope this finds you well.

This morning I wanted a couple of songs for my post and What Else Is There by Royksopp and More Than This by the Cure stood out.  Songs with messages that speak to our current times.  The struggle I think so many, to include myself, are facing these days.  What else is there to this life?  Is there more than “this?”  What exactly is “this?”

For some the “this” seems to be a struggle from the moment they are born until the moment of their departure.  For some it seems only given a moment to be born and a few short days, months of years to struggle to be here and fade away.  For some the “this” is never knowing any pain, conflict or difficulty – a pampered and sheltered existence their entire lives.

Everyone seems to arrive and depart with assigned positions on the stage of life with very few roles being cast off to another player.  Painters painting, tradespeople trading, the usury using, talking heads talking, politicians politicking, soldiers soldiering, lawyers lawyering, police, fire and emergency responders flying with unseen wings from one crisis to another.  All the possible colors and textures of our skin be it human or otherwise the costumes we adorn for this blurring dance.   In between all “this,” the first of us be they of wings or fins, frantically sew all the holes we are tearing open across this planet closed with the beauty their existence.

Ever since last January I have experienced and sensed a big change in what “this” is for me personally.  I have drifted out to the darkness and looked over the edges quite a bit.  The tether that keeps me from drifting completely away made of family, friends, love, faith and hope.   I know I am extremely blessed to have this tether as far too many in this world don’t even know any of that exists!   I have seen many others also drifting out there in the confusion that is now America.  I think there is a great sense of futility in the air.  We must stay tethered to what matters most and the wisdom of the deepest part of our heart….our souls.

I’ve experienced, spoken and written many times that there is nothing of this world that can fill the void of spirit.  If you rely completely on other people, food, drink, places, things, conquests for power, do things that garner negative attention etc. to fill you up inside, you will always be left wanting more.  Just like any addiction, it takes bigger and bigger “doses” to achieve the same results until you finally realize there will never be enough to fill you up.   Then will come the questions I think people we are seeing that have lost hope are asking, “Is this it?!  Is there nothing more than this?!  What else is there?!  What do I have to do to feel alive?!”

Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (HD)

Lyrics

It was me on that road
But you couldn`t see me
Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

It was me on that road
Still you couldn`t see me
And then flashlights and explosions

Roads ends getting nearer
We cover distance but not together
I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

It’s about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What have I and what I ache for

I`ve got a golden ear
I cut and I spear
And what else is there
Roads and getting nearer
We cover distance still not together

If I am the storm if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

There is no room where I can go and
You`ve got secrets too

I don`t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

Songwriters: DANNY SHOSHAN,ROBERT HUXLEY,ROGER GREENAWAY,SVEIN BERGE,TOBJOR BRUNDTLAND,KARIN DREIGER,OLAF DREIGER,TONY MACAULEY
© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,Universal Music Publishing Group
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

 

Sometimes I will grasp around for something to energize me, to make me happy and often find there is nothing.  So I go outside with my music and just flop down on my cot and look up or take off my shoes and just stand still with my arms raised to the sky.  The “this” I am seeking most often finds me then.   In the eyes of my husband and my dogs, in the songs of the birds, the buzzing of the bees, the dirt between my toes, the petals of the flowers, the whispers of the trees, the blazing sun, the gentle breeze that caresses my arm and the billowing clouds overhead all is “this”…God.  

 

8 June 2018 – Drawing yesterday. The word “corners” came to mind after I was done with it.

 

the cure – more than this

 

Lyrics

For this second of your life,

Tell me that its true,

Waiting for a sign,

That’s all I want of you.

Your heart hides a secret

A promise of what is,

Something more than this.

 

Just a second of your time,

Any one will do,

Taste of any other,

Is all I want from you,

You offer me the world,

And how can I resist

Something more than this?

 

Make believe in magic

Make believe in dreams

Make believe impossible,

Nothing as it seems

To see touch taste smell hear

But never know if its real

 

For this second of your life

Tell me if its true

Anyway we are

Is all I want of you

Your lips lies a secret

A promise of a kiss

Something more than this

 

Just a second of your time

Any one will do

To know any other is all I want for you

Giving me the world

Now I can’t resist

Something more than this

 

Make believe in magic

Make believe in dreams

Make believe impossible

Nothing as it seems

Never really understand what anything means

 

Another second of my life

Not knowing if its true

Make believe in nothing

Is all I want of you

Whisper me your secret

Whisper me your ears

Always something other

Something more than this…

 

Songwriters: JAMES SMITH,NATHAN BARDEEN,RORY DOLAN,TODD EISENKERCH

© Universal Music Publishing Group

For non-commercial use only.

Data From: LyricFind

 

 

8 June 2018 These Little things (poem)

7 June 2018 – I was thinking as I did this that sometimes it can feel like life is a tunnel.

Hello to you.  We made it, it’s Friday morning (here).   If you are reading this, we did an amazing thing and survived life on this planet another day!  One of the things Kyle and I often say, and I picked this up from my AA days, “It’s always a good day when you wake up on the green side.”  No matter how much proverbial shit the world will shovel to us at times, getting a new day to try again is a blessing.  It may not always feel like it, but life is yet a gift.

As we started off on our walk with Link and Spot this morning we stopped by the mail box and found a love and a hug sealed in an envelope from my Aunt Ruth!  What a lovely way to start the day getting love from across the miles!  Her card will join my Mom’s by my bedside!

8 June 2018 – What a loving message to receive from my Aunt in the mailbox this morning!

I took the camera out back this morning.

These Little Things – Jackie

Each day is a combination so random and yet carefully planned

Who will go where, who will say and do what

Where each one will stand.

In between all the hurry and flurry I see these little things

The fluttering, flapping and singing

All the beings of the earth and sky with wings

The peek-a-boo cat hiding behind the neighbors tree

Watching for rabbits with one eye and with the other

Spying on me

The tired little rose, the last on the bush to bloom

The morning sun through the window

Casting light through dust particles in the room

The fleck of red in my husbands beard and light of his smile

Our little Link resting comfortably in his well-worn bed

On the tile.

These little things all fragments of one part

All the most important things

That fit into my heart.

———-

Indeed, for me, it’s the little things I come back to the most when I need to find my way when I’ve strayed off the path of heart centered living.  When Kyle and I find ourselves really getting crabby and bitching too much about things we stop the train of thought with one question, “What are you grateful for?”  Usually that’s all it takes to turn things around.  I saw this post on my Facebook feed this morning and it resonated:

8 June 2018 – I saw this on my FB feed this morning and it resonated: If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.

 

6 June 2018 A Day of Nice Surprises

6 June 2018 Spot and Link have both been enjoying the new window seat!

Hello there.  Hope this finds you well as you visit me here.  Today was a day filled with nice surprises.  I lost my medicine doctor, apparently she quit which was very upsetting because we both liked her.  So it is understandable we were both apprehensive about my appointment today.  Turns out God had it handled.  We were blessed with the quit witted Nurse practitioner named Mary.  She had the most lovely Nigerian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria) accent.  She said that even after 20 years she hasn’t lost her accent and I told her I hope she never does!  Sadly, there is no guarantee she will be there for my next appointment so I will just be glad we met.

 I wrote this little poem/prayer for my previous doctor in the waiting room:

“We meet, we greet, sorrow and joys exchanged and sometimes there is no farewell when our lives are rearranged.  So I will whisper thank you to the air and hope somehow God will help you hear. ”

Isn’t that the way of so many interactions we have with people online or in life?  We will get to know someone and then they just abruptly move on to another phase of their lives without saying good-bye?  I hope for whatever reason she left, many wonderful new and exciting doors will open and be a blessing for her.

We stopped by the Country Store in Grandview on the way home and got some things for lunches.  We can only go in there about once a month otherwise I’d probably buy everything in the store!   When we got home, even the dogs seemed to know we had been someplace wonderful which was later confirmed by their getting bites of our sandwiches.

This afternoon there was a knock on the door from the UPS truck and a surprise was waiting there!  My friend sent me a large box of Crayola chalks with all sorts of fancy colors in it!  What a sweet thing for her to do and so appreciated.  They will definitely get used!  My family and friends that I keep in touch with long distance like it when I share my chalk drawings.  My friend who sent these new chalks is one of my biggest supporters.  I am so grateful for her!

6 June 2018 – me with the box of colorful chalks from my friend. They will definitely get used!

Earlier this afternoon, before the new chalks had arrived, I went out and did this drawing.  Turns out Kyle has chosen Thor: Ragnarok as the movie we were watching the evening.  This drawing makes me think of Hela who was portrayed by a woman who has literally been in my dreams, the beautiful Cate Blanchett!

Hela (comics) Hela is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Asgardian goddess of death is based on the Norse goddess, Hel. The ruler of Hel and Niflheim, the character has been a frequent foe of Thor.

Kyle and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!  Everything from the writing, the humor, the chemistry between the actors…just awesome!  We felt very much like we did after we watched the very first Revengers *cough Avengers film.  We loved the balance of humor, action and drama.  The references to actors other screen works was funny too like 177A Bleecker Street versus 221 Baker Street for the unexpected meeting with Dr. Strange aka Sherlock Holmes!

This film was directed by Taika Waititi.   We were first introduced to who Taika was when we saw him in What We Do In The Shadows.  That was such a fun film!  It’s one of the rare films of that genre we added to our collection almost right after we saw it!   Anyhew, a big thumbs up from our house for everyone involved with this film.

Thor: Ragnarok · Director
Thor: Ragnarok comes directed by Taika Waititi who also acts in the film alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch.

“Thor: Ragnarok” Official Trailer

What We Do in the Shadows – just for fun!