For the Daily Prompt: talisman.

What an interesting word. Talisman. What makes me feel safe? Where do I feel most safe, most loved, most joy?

Outdoors. Outside. With the birds, the deer, the trees. I am safest in the forest, away from people.

The latest news regarding Facebook and apps certainly reinforces that. I don’t trust technology, I don’t trust corporations, Big Data puts profit and money first, I do not trust people. Not in groups. Individually in clinic, yes. On Facebook, no.

And I realized the secret reason that I don’t twitter this week: I am a terrible speller. Yes, I am thinking of our twitter in chief and the spelling of counsel.

I would rather be outdoors trading songs with a bird than be indoors with a screen. Our television was turned off four years ago. I check varied news sources for a few minutes in the early morning. And then I turn them off.

Health to you and everyone.

door into spring

This is for Norm2.0’s Thursday doors: my front door this past Saturday. It was so gorgeous and the plum flowers opened and opened.

Prayers for a friend of mine, who called in the night, and was in the emergency room last night. All healing thoughts, prayers, denominations accepted…. with grateful thanks.


For the Daily Prompt: identical.

I suppose the two windows on either side of the big one aren’t identical, but they are certainly a pair. This set of windows is part of why I chose this house. The windows face due south and living room gets sun when we have sun. In the winter the sun will hit the rainbow catcher. It is filled with water and rainbows are thrown all over the room. The ficus is from my parents, a bonsai. I have no idea how old it is, but I repotted it last year, because it was root bound.

Saturday I cooked most of the day and got ready for the dinner. We don’t always have spring sun so looking out the windows made me long to go outside! What a glorious day, with my plums blooming! But the dinner was a delight as well and there will be more sunny days.