Saturday, July 31, 2010

The sound of thunder

I'm sure that I've been too lost lately to gather an inspiration for a post. There are certain elements of the world that speak to a soul and invoke genius...certain elements that drown in the day to day.
This week we've had thunder and lightening storms almost every night. It's the perfect set up really. Do your work, come home and get stuck inside with your loved ones WITH a free light and sound show for entertainment.
I have spent many a late evening sitting in my front porch swing just watching...and listening.
Last night, the echos of thunder sounded like resounding belly laughs from a large man with a deep voice.
I wonder what was so funny.
The lightening streaks across the sky at times. Others, it merely lights up the sky as if someone turned the sun on and then off again. Today, it got me. I was intently listening to the rolling laughter of the clouds, concentrating on the splatter of rain on my windows when the lightening flashed through my bedroom - turning on the lamp all by itself. The rumbling thunder changed it's pitch into a loud crack that made my entire body jump. I loved it.
The reminder that there are much greater things working and moving in our world. There are things to fear and respect.
It also offered me perspective that whatever it was that was robbing me of inspiration may not be quite significant after all.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Small notes

The jibber-jabber has greatly increased in the house lately. When Addison picks up my purse, it's "heaby"..heavy. It took a bribe of a Dorito to finally get her to say "Pease"..please. Don't ever underestimate the power of potato chips.
My favorite is her rendition of Mickey Mouse's "Hot Dog Song", to which she sways from side to side while singing "hot dog".
Aside from her insistence of acting two daily, she's pretty amazing these days.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Second time in a pool...last 4th was her first.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Funny Faces

No words are necessary. This is all Addison....out of the blue.