SisSTARS for PEACE ... Proud to be for Peace and Love...War is Not an Answer!
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." -Lao-Tse
"The fates lead him who will--him who won't, they drag." -Seneca

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Awesome Skies

Though it's anything but summer
my heart can barely rest
its quickening beats, its murmurings
my mind's meandering dreams
keep pulling my longings westward
with the setting sun
then winter's not as it seems
and idle reveries fondly bring
a smile
or even a tear or two
as I can still remember
that forever I'll
love you.
klh - 2/28/09

Saturday, February 21, 2009


The cat who rescued me
Tuffy Boy Sloan
Brat Cat

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I had a call from my cousin, Georgie, tonight. She rarely calls and my first thought was, "Oh, who died!?" and instead, it was her home that died. Her, her granddaughter and great-granddaughter and sheltie dog escaped this afternoon from an electrical fire that consumed their home in minutes. If it would have happened while they were sleeping, I fear they would never have made it out. They had a foot of snow last night and more on the way and her husband was on his way to the U.P. to work this week when he got her call that all their belongings and home were burned to the ground. Also living with them is another granddaughter, her boyfriend and their other baby ... that's 4 adults, a young teenager and two babies who lost all their belongings but still have their lives. She thought of her piano her dad bought her, her brother (now deceased) had built an entertainment center for them, her youngest son, Justin's ashes in their little container ... all their clothing ... her mother's cedar chest her father built. I know she will be remembering things for a good long time that she no longer has, many things that will be irreplaceable. She said it took the fire dept 20 mins to get there because of the bad roads, and the Red Cross came and gave them some money to get a motel room for 3 days and some money to get some clothing for them all. This cousin had a daughter die in a car accident, a son die in a 4-wheeler accident, 6 of 7 brothers die, most of cancer, she herself had cancer surgery this summer, and her great granddaughter who was saved from the fire today had surgery to remove a tumor from her brain last year. Am I missing anything? Oh yeah, her mom died just a few yrs ago also. Her dad when she was 19, I think. I believe her other daughter has cancer now, also. Her and I were talking about her becoming like a Phoenix, rising from the ashes, starting fresh. She wrote many, many beautiful poems beginning after her daughter's death in 1997 and all of them are lost as they were on her computer. I pray they have good insurance and can rebuild and replace ... but photographs and mementos? I knew she was in "survivor mode" as she's needed to be in for so many years. When we hung up, getting in a few hearty laughs amidst MY crying (she hasn't yet), I looked around the house for a few things I can add to a collection for her. My mother's red LL Bean chamois shirt for one, a little December birthstone figurine of a girl holding a narcissus a friend gave me, a porcelain angel candle holder I bought from her granddaughter (who she raises as her daughter now, being in the vehicle her mom died in when she was less than 2 yrs old) ... and I will wait to hear what more I can do as time goes on. Nothing is permanent. All is impermanence. I am so grateful for their lives so that they can go on a new journey together, finding the strength to keep bending in the wind. God bless you, Georgie, Daryl, Jordan Danielle, Courtney, Laila, Ayallia and Josh (unsure of some spellings), and the little sheltie dog. If anyone has ever had this happen to them, can you give me any suggestions of being a true help? Thank you, Bloggie Souls.
Love from your SisSTAR

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Walela songs

"When It Comes"
"The Warrior"
There are so many beautiful songs by Walela, which is comprised of
Rita Coolidge, her sister and niece ... I will post a few and hope that
you will enjoy them. I have always resonated with Native America
and its Great Spirit.

There is no particular order, but these were posted sort of "backwards"
so bear with me but please do listen, relax, and breathe deeply. Bless
you all, from your SisSTAR.

"I Have No Indian Name"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Video by Shakespears Sister "Stay"

I hope you will click to watch this video. I have one cassette by them from the early '90s and just discovered videos (but don't know how to embed them so they play differently here). I found this to be intense but awesome. Hope you'll enjoy it's strangeness.

Love from,
SisSTAR Kylita

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th

Found this photo of me and CJ, our little buddy who lives in the U.P. with his Mom, Kristine (my SisSTAR) and loved it. This is a kitchen window, embellished with too much "stuff" ... but a very nice view looking towards the Trees of Heaven growing. CJ's much older now (as am I) but I know he's a happy boy. He called me his Fairy Godmother and I would use a special wand with a star on the end and give him various blessings, then he'd do it back to me. We love him very much. Not much to do with Friday the 13th or the poem that will follow here, but one I thought I'd like to post. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and in case I don't get back here, this one will do for the love between us.
Last night I opened an old stationery box and found lots of old photos and notes etc, even a ltr from my brother! I found all this because Tuffy Boy was climbing on my dresser! and knocked a stack of CDs off and I'd forgotten to clear them off my bed--so at 2:30 am had to do that and noticed this box of stuff. This poem I'd written on my mother's birthday after she'd been dead 1-1/2 yrs. Just wanted to share it with my bloggie friends.

Outside Yourself

Take time out to help another
Friend, foe, sister, brother
Go beyond your comfort zone
Share that which is your own

You will note when reflecting later
A peace transcends discomforts therein
In aiding somehow in another's Plan
"Help," she said, I said, "I Am."
-klh 11/26/95

With Love from your SisSTAR

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Full Snow Moon

Moon Phases
Keep paces
Reflections of the Light
Dance to the beat
of the One Heart
Celebrate the feat
of Living
New Moon to Full
Hard to resist the pull
When the Light is
so bright
and the Soul will
by the Call of
the Tide.
-klh 11/11/94

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Affirmative Prayer

Breath of God
I am whole and free from bondage.
I am the Breath of God,
giving and receiving in equal measure
that Substance that is my life.
All unease, constriction,
anger and tension
float away with every
and I breathe clearly
and freely.
My life is harmonious,
abundant in health,
I Am the Breath of God.

Thursday, February 5, 2009