May 23, 2011


we used to call my nephew Gavin "Bunny" when he was a baby.
but, we don't call him that much anymore.
tonight the lil 5 year old manboy graduated from pre-school & i wore my rabbit ring!

on the way back home i drove safely up our gravel driveway because often i see rabbits scurrying across the way. (yet another reason why i love Spring!)
but i didn't see any this time.

but then later on in the house, my dad brought in this sweet little bunny that my dog had found.
though he had been tossed around quite a bit by Su, he was still alive.
i called him our graduation bunny!!
and me & Gavs were going to take care of him.
i left him in a warm box so he could relax off any shock.
but the poor little guy didn't make it.


i cried.
but ya know, even through this.. i don't love my dog any less.
it's all part of life.

and life is so strange.

one day there will be no more tears. no more death.

thank you little rabbit baby for being so soft, & for having such a cute cotton tail, & for creating a few brief moments where i could FEEL the realness of life.

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May 13, 2011


Spring Giddiness

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.

I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.
Now my loving is running toward my life shouting,
What a bargain, let's buy it.

Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?

All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reedsong. If it
fades, we fade.

-Jalaluddin Rumi

May 8, 2011

mother's day

i always liked this picture of my mom hugging my dad...she was going into labor with me.
and here's a beautiful picture of my momma (circa 80's) doing what she does best.