May 31, 2007

Perspective is Everything...No?

Originally uploaded by laperegina.

Some days begin with a feeling of "Good Morning Heartache": others commence with an exclamation ... "Good Morning Lovely World."

I suppose our feelings are inseparable from what goes on around us. Some folks have the Monday Blues. Others embrace Monday as a new chance for success.

The sun rises and sets each day. Each event is either magical or sad.

If we're in a blue mood we might ask the sun and moon to stop haunting us: if we're feeling loved and cared for, we might shout out, Hello Moon.

Either way everyone needs to be cared for. Everyone needs to be cared for: how simple is that?

May 30, 2007


Blue boat
Originally uploaded by kostas.v.

Come with me down to the blue sea where we will run in the sand and ride beside hidden coves of crashing waves and crusted stone.

Come with me down to the blue sea where we will arise before dawn to watch the sun rise up out of the water. Like the sun, we will glide into a brightening sky.

May 28, 2007


I am back from an amazing long weekend of sailing, racing, singing, and sharing the joys of Nantucket with friends who were kind enough to invite me to race in Figawi 2007. This annual event includes hundreds of vessels all trying to sail as quickly as possible on a course set between Hyannis Harbour and Nantucket Harbour.

The weather for the race was perfect in every way.

I was a bit scruffy from having been at sea for three days.

All hands enjoyed the thrill of the competition.

May 20, 2007


May Sunset Above Manchester
Originally uploaded by MontaukRider.

This eve I found an amazing urban sunset invading my third-floor downtown balcony. Thankfully my camera and tripod were nearby. Oh how fabulous the sky became as it fired into the last blast of the aft.

There are so many sunrises and sunsets awaiting all of us. We need only to go out and find them. And then the magic just seems to happen. So neat indeed.

May 19, 2007

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water
Originally uploaded by night86mare.

Orange sorbet atop a silken sea -- a sunset to ponder from start to finish and then remember a lifetime. We should all be so lucky.

May 17, 2007

Sweet Riding

k 11 Utxarroz
Originally uploaded by Dálmata.

I prepare for a long cruise. In my mind are thoughts of mountains, rivers, valleys, and twisting roads winding throughout.

Then I see this photo and I am humbled. Dalmata has captured the spirit of the ride in a single moment when I , more tied to the saddle and miles, see it as a continuim of dance. His photo portrays both, movement and stillness. Perfect.

When next I ride long and hard I shall think of this photo and smile.

May 14, 2007

Water Zen

Water Zen
Originally uploaded by MontaukRider.

Gently falling waters hidden within this urban garden's womb gifts soothing tranquility to those lucky enough to discover it. This particular pond is home to a mated pair of cardinals, gangs of smaller birds, black squirrels, and of course, several little fishes of differing colors.

The Garden of Eden could not have been nicer than this spot.

May 08, 2007

spring cleaning

spring cleaning
Originally uploaded by sharply_done.

How do we all accumulate so much "stuff"?

Clean it and the blue sky shines right on through.

May 07, 2007

Garden Zen

Hidden house - Taormina
Originally uploaded by fede_gen88.

We ride to find perfect balance and that singular moment of "the zone." We garden for much the same reason, though with different pace and different medium.

The garden, once planted and tended, creates beauty and focus. It becomes a nowness to itself.

May 06, 2007


Originally uploaded by ~charlie~.

Look what happens when you look more closely at what is really in front of you. A whole new perspective, yes?


Originally uploaded by Maggiet96.

I rode my motorcycle a lot over the past few days -- I was hoping to free my mind of troubled thought.

As hoped for, the riding, coupled with wise advice from dear friends, brought forth renewed insight.

Patience is the key to life fulfilled. I have tried to be patient in most matters yet I' ve not always succeeded. There is no need for us to wish for instant this or overnight that. The best things in life are worth waiting for.

Time must be given the chance to allow all things possible.

May 02, 2007


Originally uploaded by vonvonvon.

Karl Sandberg wrote that fog creeps in on cat's paws. I think he was right.

Especially do I feel so when I think of our frequent blunders in life, those where we've thought one thing only to later find out that another thing was in fact the reality.

It's not the "fog of war," it's the "fog of life" that I'm talking of.

If I had but one wish it would be this: May all of us lose the fog for just one day. For that one day may we see and understand what is really important to us, and may we act accordingly. That would be a nice world indeed.

No fog allowed -- Think Clearly. We should all strive to do so.