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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love

Remember one of our first excursions getting to know each other...I drove us all over in my Silver LeCar and played this song whether he liked it or not ;oD in 1985...married less than 4 mos later, here it is 25 years now--on our Silver Anniv today! It may not be one of my favorite all-time songs, but I remember it in a pivotal moment. So let's jump on into this "better-than-ever"s ville! ;oD
Bless Aretha also.
and...Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me! At the end of our wedding ceremony, everyone (all 10 of us !) sang Happy B'day to me. I was do the math! MUAHAHA!
Sending much love from
your SisSTAR and her
Mr. Wonderful xoxoxo
and Tuffy Boy
our son ^;^
HEAVEN IN 2011 xo

Thursday, November 4, 2010

after 3 a.m. and still fighting the sleep

Greetings People! Since I'm having a little insomnia, I thought I'd share with you the recent "Buddha" cards from a deck by OSHO: I chose #17 -- "To straighten the crooked, You must first do a harder thing--Straighten yourself." The Dhammapada of Gautama the Buddha CA 500 BC: One has to learn to look at oneself with closed eyes, to watch silently. And don't carry any a priori prejudices. Many people have told you, "These are your faults." Don't carry those ideas within you, otherwise you will find them--because thought is very inventive. Put aside all that has been told about you. Remember only one thing: unless you know it on your own authority, it has no value, no meaning. So go without any prejudice--for or against. Just go in total opoenness and see. And if you love and if you know how to watch, you will come across the most mysterious phenomenon: seeing a fault is dissolving it. That is Buddha's great secret: knowing that you are doing something wrong is enough; you can't do it anymore." OSHO

Autumn leaves have fallen much, a few clingers-on. Crisp air, frosty mornings. Sending highest and best blessings to my Bloggie Friends...I've missed you! Love from your SisSTAR xo

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ten Questions

To honor my good blogger friend Dancin' Fool ... I will attempt to answer these questions she tagged me with. Since my expertise at copying and pasting seems to be hindered in this instance, she was kind enough to email the questions to me and I copied them and will NOW retype here with my answers. Whew! (See DF, I'm trying hard here!!)

Anyone wanting to answer these questions, please feel free to in any way, shape or form and let me know where I can find your answers! ;oDDDD

1. If you could have super powers what would they be and what would you do with them? (Feel free to be selfish, you do not have to save the world!)
I would choose to have the super power of Healing Myself and all that I would need to do for such (including out-of-body flight etc to reach any healing place I would deem necessary etc) ... and teaching others how to heal themselves, to be a positive force of Love. Then to watch Mother Earth heal also from the positive consequences of those far-reaching healings.

2. Were you to find your self stranded on an island with a CD player ... it could happen...what would your top 10 island discs be?
This was hard!!! I think if I had more time I'd rather pick 100 songs (an average of 10 CDs) instead, but here's my picks (not necessarily in this order):
1) Bridge of Sighs-Robin Trower; 2) Dark Side of the Moon-Pink Floyd; 3) Dog 'n Butterfly-Heart; 4) Dream Weaver-Gary Wright; 5) Seapeace-Georgia Kelly; 6) Cheap Thrills-Janis Joplin and Big Brother & the Holding Co; 7) I Can Stand a Little Rain-Joe Cocker; 8) Hair-the original musical; 9) Stop Making Sense-Talking Heads; 10) Revolver-The Beatles; 11) BONUS: Double Time-Leon Redbone ;oD

3. If you were a smell what would it be? Lemons or Lilacs-not sure what both together w/be like? ;oD

4. What bird would you most like to be? Catbird-have you ever heard them sing up a storm? Awesome...not real pretty but I'll take the voice over the appearance!

5. If you were a bird whose head would you poo on? Sarah Palin ;o(

6. Are there any foods that your body craves? CHOCOLATE!

7. What's your favorite time of year? winterspringsummerfall ;oD

8. What's your favorite time of day? Sunset and waayyyy beyond-very late at night (or very early a.m., however you want to put it! but I was born year of the Cat! can't help it!)

9. If a rest is as good as a change which would you choose? A REST! I have changed many, many times and had many, many changes in my life! Ahhhhhh, a rest!

10. If you could have a dinner party and invite any 10 people from the past or present who would they be? (living or deceased)
Dinner #1: 1) maternal grandmother Pansy Blossom Griffin Link; 2) paternal grandmother Maggie Lola Morgan Haswell; 3) maternal grandfather Dale Delbert Link; 4) paternal grandfather Frank Slade Haswell; 5) mother Josephine Link Haswell; 6) father Dana Meredith Haswell, Sr; 7) brother Dana Meredith Haswell, Jr.; 8) maternal aunt Crystal May Link Nostrandt; 9) maternal great aunt Helen Griffin Caldwell; 10: NATALIE S (only one living!)
(p.s. my husband would be hosting with me, so I don't have to invite him...and as a side comment, I have not seen either of my grandmothers since they died when I was 9 nor have I ever met either grandfather since one died in the '40s and one in 1918!!)

Dinner #2: 1) Khalil Gibran; 2) George Harrison; 3) Elisabeth Kubler-Ross; 4) Vincent VanGogh; 5) Sarah Bernhardt; 6) Geronimo; 7) Maggie Smith; 8) Edgar Winter; 9) Anthony Hopkins; 10) Georgia O'Keefe (p.s. Maggie and Edgar share my birthday and Anthony's is only a few days a BD party of sorts!)
Whew!!! Am I done now?

Love from your SisSTAR Kylita xoxoxoxo

Monday, September 13, 2010


Chose this photo of some good friends. Soon they will be celebrating Evelyn's service to her country a special ceremony in Washington, DC, possibly on Tuesday, but I'm not sure ... the photo doesn't go with the poem I wrote 13 yrs ago, at least I don't think so. It might!? But these are my friends and this is my poem called "Friends":

Friends--reflections in each other's eyes
Ponds reflecting free
Able to be authentically who you choose--or not--to be.
Roll the dice
Spin the Wheel
the Game of Life well spent
shall serve as remembrance of days gone by
another time
another Friend. --klh 6/27/97

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September is here

Sept 1st from Cherokee Feast of Days by Joyce Sequichie Hifler:
We may be physically bound to this earth, but we are eagles in our spirits. Wo ha li, an eagle, is the symbol of freedom with power to soar. Their nests are aeries built high above all other nests where nothing can touch their young. When wo ha li sets its wings to catch the wind, its flight is one of grace and beauty. Wo ha li takes time out to renew itself, to pull out old feathers so new ones can grow in. The eagle also removes portions of its beak and new growth replaces it. We can soar as well. Our spirits have no limitations and we can set our goals to any height we aspire to reach. When we set our minds and spirits to do something, nothing can bring us down except ourselves. But we do need to take time to rest and renew so that our flight is full and free right to the goal!
Your feet shall be as swift as forked lightning; your arm shall be as the thunderbolt, and your soul fearless.
When I read the above for today's date, I knew I wanted to post it here. I want to think of the eagle as a symbol of freedom with grace and beauty, renewing itself and soaring above the earthly problems of our world. I don't want to think of it as a predator (though I know it is by nature) ... and I don't want to think of America as a predator with its symbol as the Eagle, but one of grace and beauty, soaring with the power to know freedom.
Aspire to soar, dear ones, and I will also. Set your spirits free and honor your Highest and Best Selves. Many blessings to you for a new month of harvesting. Enjoy the end of your summer and welcome the beginning of that beauty that is autumn with its colors denoting the beauty and grace appearing before winter's more bleakness sets in, and even that, too, has its own set of beauty, but I just don't want to think about that right now ;oD
Much love from your SisSTAR XOXO

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Potpourri from Me

Peace Now or my Warrior Doll will beat you up! ;oD

Friday, August 13, 2010


Photo courtesy of K Haswell (the other one), looks like it might be at the zoo ... I stole it from her off of Facebook ;oD ... my brother died 4 yrs ago Aug 10th and these are his grandsons. Matthew and Jeffery. Just picked it as the lighting was a little bit eerie and to honor them for their Grandpaw. Life goes on, Brother! Miss you xoxo

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Goes with post below


From A Guide for the Advanced Soul (and I'm not saying that would be me!?) ...
"By going along with feelings, you unify your emotional, mental, and bodily states.
When you try to fight or deny them, you divorce yourself from the reality of your being."
-Jane Roberts,
Nature of Personal Reality
"That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for its entrance?"
-Rabindranath Tagore
This has been quite a week and a half or so ... or just the whole year has been quite something. The heatwave has been totally unwelcomed by me, except it tends to bring out lots of butterflies and flowers, long as the rains keep things watered because lord knows we choose not to spend the resources or the money to water the outdoors, except for keeping the birdbaths filled and a few treasured potted plants outside. The ones inside are flourishing, helps me know that my mind is fairly balanced and even, so long as I can keep my plants alive and even blooming. A big hawk mostly grey with a white head stayed in the birdbath today while I watched it with my binocs. It had orange eyes and was fierce looking. I hoped that its back tail feather would somehow snap off and land on the ground for me to gather ... grey with dark nearly black stripes down it. See several beautiful deer, fruit on the ground in dad's old orchard ... bound to be around. Lots of critters everywhere. What drives me nuts right now are what I call the "hot bugs" -- the cicadas buzzing away to let you know, hey, bitch! it's gonna be hot out there! I don't like to be hot ... it makes me ornery! Call me the Ice Queen! Winter baby! ..........well, obviously I'm just on some rant that won't end so all I really wanted to do was post a few quotes and a few nice photos ... and to me, the wolf is a gentle soul peering around the birch shyly ... not viciously looking at "Little Red" walking out into her woodsy adventure! (Photo of "Adventure" OSHO Zen Tarot), (Photo of wolf...don't remember).
Goodnight from your SisSTAR
PEACE! Peace within, peace without, peace over, under, sideways, down, peace around, peace, a sigh of loving contentment, peace and serenity....................^;^prrrrrrrrrxoxo

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Not bad for a Tuesday!

But one thing ... a good friend's Mother's funeral was today and though we didn't go, he sent us the poem he wrote for his Mom ... and we will be there for him when he needs us as best we can.
We also miss the little stray cat we named Creamy who has come to our house nearly every day for well over a year or more and, we think, we real owners moved away and took him. He wasn't very well cared for and liked being at our house. We didn't even think he HAD a home from the way he was, but he always went back in a certain direction and never spent the night, though he began trusting us enough to let us pick him up, pet him, wash his eyes out, cut mats out of him, clean his wounded paws, play with us and our cat Tuffy ... and he got brave enough to come inside and even get on our sofa and sleep. He ate really well at our house and he was so relaxed he slept right on his back all spread out. I guess it wasn't meant to be, but we will always keep a little place in our hearts for Creamy Boy. He was white with very pale orange points like a Siamese and he had beautiful blue crossed eyes. Tuffy keeps looking for him to show up. He hasn't been here since our friend's Mom died last Tuesday. Like the song from George Harrison, "All Things Must Pass" as difficult as that lesson is to learn.
Peace and Love from your SisSTAR XO

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What Is A Poet?

(Photo courtesy of Bing)
(column I've had for many years
written by Buckminster Fuller)
What Is A Poet
A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words.
This may sound easy. It isn't.
A lot of people think or believe or know they feel--but that's thinking or believing or knowing, not feeling. And poetry i s feeling--not knowing or believing or thinking.
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
As for expressing nobody-but-yourself in words, that means working just a little harder than anybody who isn't a poet can possibly imagine. Why? Because nothing is quite as easy as using words like somebody else. We all of us do exactly this nearly all of the time--and whenever we do it, we are not poets.
If, at the end of your first ten or fifteen years of fighting and working and feeling, you find you've written one line of one poem, you'll be very lucky indeed.
And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world--unless you're not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die.
Peace and Love
Love and Peace
from your

Friday, July 16, 2010

Beach Speech

The sand frees me
from myself
The sun shines
in my eyes
My reflection
on the water
Calls back to
me a sigh
It's hard to
be a loner
In crowds
forever near
Let the sun set
on my longings
Let me not

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I am joining my SisSTAR Rhiannon in spreading the words for Peace.
Please visit her blog at:

She is a wonderful person and artist and has many intelligent and insightful posts as well as music. Peace Out!


(photo courtesy of Bing)
Peace for Our Earth
Goodwill to All Peoples
Divine Love Shining Radiant
No Hunger nor Thirst
No Loved One Unsheltered
The Light of the World
Has Come
Enough Love for All
Forgiveness Unbounded
Grace from the Heavens
No Fears
No Sorrow nor Pain
Protection from Avarice
Not Condemnation
No Greed
The World and Its Peoples
Its Natural Abundance
Divided in More Equal
The World in the Arms
of the Angels of Heaven
Eyes Shining with Blessings
All This I Have Seen
From the Heart as
Mother Earth's Child
Let Peace, Love and Healing
Be Here Now!
-klh 12-89, 7-13-10

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Waah Boo Hoo Snort Snivel Waaahhhh

Here are some sentiments to the end of my glorious 4 days off from work. Photos courtesy of Bing!

It's been so very nice having a good holiday weekend and my husband's birthday celebrations. All good things must come to an end ... but WHY??? Waahhh!!
Only 3 days then the weekend, so I guess that'll put a smile back on my face! That and the
very chilly air cond in my "cubbyhole sweet cubbyhole" I work from tomorrow. Been very
hot hot HOT!!! Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders says: "It is time for me to stop all of my sobbing. Yes it's time for me to stop all of my sobbing.....gotta stop sobbing, come on, yeah! yeah! stop stop stop! ... It is time for me to laugh instead of crying ... " well, you get the idea!
Love from your
SisSTAR........back to the ol' Grind tomorrow!

Monday, July 5, 2010

fireworks done, now happy birthday, babe

Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!
You and Huey Lewis and Robbie Robertson ;oD
Don't have a current photo, but this
one a few years ago will
have to do!
You are more handsome
every year, Darlin', and
we've had quite a fun weekend,
haven't we??
Too bad we've nearly obliterated
your German chocolate
birthday cake!
Should've known better
than to make it a day early!
ha ha!!
Love you, Sweetheart,
and it has been my privilege
to celebrate this
with you!
(Sorry, I have no sympathy
for you feeling "old"
since I'll always be
older than you!)
You're just a Babe!
Love from,
Wifey and Tuffy

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Saturday, Bloggies

Photo: Bing







Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stray Cat Mama

(Full Moon influencing me--a quadruple Capricorn--and last night thinking about my wild cat Tuffy and his buddy Creamy who stops by frequently--and a flyer someone left us if we'd seen their missing cat...inspired me to write this poem/song)

Stray Cat Mama

These stray cats hanging around my doors

hanging in my heart and Soul


These nobody-wants-me stray cats

hanging around at job-land

hanging in my heart

and in my Soul


I feel like a Stray Cat, too

hanging with myself on the prowl

for a good mood.

***I'm a Stray Cat Mama

and you be a Stray Cat Daddy, too!


6/25/10 (dedicated to Tuffy

and Creamy ... and Jeff)

Happy Full Moon in Capricorn eclipsing Sun in Cancer

Sending Highest and Best
Blessings to You
for a lovely
Summer weekend
from your

Friday, June 18, 2010








Saturday, June 5, 2010

Beautiful June

It's a glorious Saturday in June. My yard pales in comparison to this exquisite photo I found in Bing (after reading dear bloggie friend Dancin' Fool's blog and swiping a photo from said Bing!) Had to make it as my new header photo perhaps to stay the entire spring/summer. Isn't it beautiful? Wouldn't you want to be there having a picnic, playing a drum or a flute or a harmonica? Enticing the birds to sing for you? I spent some time out in my yard photographing the 7 pink water lilies blooming this morning and the two bullfrogs hanging out amongst them. Got some photos of other flowers and Tuffy, of course. He loves to pose, but he would never admit it...too aloof for that! He gave me a gift of "rubbing his scent" on me as I stood in the yard. He isn't one to do this hardly ever, instead he loves to "scent" just about anything besides me and his "daddy" ... so we are always thrilled when he graces us with this gift. Thanks, Tuffy Boy! I just hear the "noon whistle" blowing off in the distance ... at 1 pm! Ha! This daylight savings time ... shows you how important a noon whistle is. Time is irrelevent, esp on a Saturday in June.
Today is my good friend Juergen's birthday. I'd like to say he'd read this, but I know he won't. Fortunately, I sent him a photo card of Tuffy Boy taking a catnap, which I urged him to do for his birthday. I think I might be doing some of that this weekend as I'm short on sleep.
We had surprise visits from friends Wally, Patti and Evelyn who live in Georgia now. We had lunch with them yesterday and all talked furiously ... and ate dessert, us "girls" anyway! Yum! I had coconut cream pie and they both had awesome looking hot fudge somethings which I dipped the old fork in a few times (with invitation!) Sure wish we could've visited more but they are probably on their merry way back to Georgia as I write. Thanks so much for thinking of us, Buds! It'd been a long time.
Also had a great visit with my cousin Jimi Lee right after I got home from work. Each time we've gotten together recently, it's like time stands still and we are talking nonstop for 5-8+ hrs at a stretch! But it doesn't seem long to us. It's like a crash course in getting to know a relative you only "thought" you knew. I so very rarely see family members that it has meant so much to me.
Tonight we are going to a friend's house to watch new episodes of Dr Who on BBC TV. We don't get that on our cable so it gives us a good excuse to go have fun at someone else's home and catch up and play with the little dog, Baby, and little cat, BP (for "back porch"). Jan is an awesome person and her home is decorated so uniquely, her sewing all her drapery and curtains and painting her walls quite intricately in interesting color combos. Then there's that big screen TV Jeff loves ;oD ... and the Heineken. Anyone out there a Dr Who fan?
As for me, I am feeling pretty peaceful and happy. My neck hurts somewhat from a rather heavy workload this week, after having extra time off and only working 3 days, I made up for it with the workload and messages that came in. One day I could swear I spoke with about a thousand people, but I think I exaggerate. And to think I am not one who likes to talk on the phone much! ha ha! What webs we weave, eh? There I am stuck in the middle of my web I've woven of working for two separate psychiatric practices ... and there was a surge of calls from those wanting to be seen for first time appts. I have at least 6! to call back on Monday.
"Here I come to save the day!"
It means that Mighty Kylie Mouse is on her way!
Mr. Trouble never hangs around
when he hears this mighty sound:
"Here I come to save the day!"
It means that Mighty Mouse is on his way!
Sending love and highest and best wishes for
a beautiful first weekend in June!
(Hi to Rhi, Dancin' and best
blogging buddies!)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Full Moon Croon

Preparing for a 4-day weekend ahead and sending Love and Peace to all those who stop by. I would like to post a few items now that I read late last night. I have many books transcribed from talks given by the "politically incorrect mystic" (as he called himself) Osho. I also have the metaphysical "tool" published after his death, Zen Tarot. Last night before I went to sleep, I chose a card which turned out to be "Let Go" ... and this a.m. I chose a card called "Aloneness". I would like to transcribe both of those here for anyone who might find something poignant in them as I did. I feel a little too weary myself to compose much in the way of a post, but that doesn't mean I don't want to share something with you. Forgive me for now and then using others' words to convey something I deem important, so that you will know that I am thinking of you and sending you my love, from your SisSTAR xo.
#8 from Water: Emotions...LETTING GO
In existence there is nobody who is superior and nobody who is inferior. The blade of grass and the great star are absolutely equal...But man wants to be higher than others, he wants to conquer nature, hence he has to fight continuously. All complexity arises out of this fight. The innocent person is one who has renounced fighting; who is no longer interested in being higher, who is no longer interested in performing, in proving that he is someone special; who has become like a roseflower or like a dewdrop on the lotus leaf; who has become part of this infinity; who has melted, merged and become one with the ocean and is just a wave; who has no idea of the "I". The disappearance of the "I" is innocense.
Commentary: In th is image of lotus leaves in the early morning, we can see in the rippling of the water that one drop has just fallen. It is a precious moment, and one that is full of poignancy. In surrendering to gravity and slipping off the leaf, the drop loses its previous identity and joins the vastness of the water below. We can imagine that it must have trembled before it fell, just on the edge between the known and the unknowable.*To choose this card is a recognition that something is finished, something is completing. Whatever it is--a job, a relationship, a home you have loved, anything that might have helped you to define who you are--it is time to let go of it, allowing any sadness but not trying to hold on. Something greater is awaiting you, new dimensions are there to be discovered. You are past the point of no return now, and gravity is doing its work. Go with it--it represents liberation.
When you are alone you are not alone, you are simply lonely--and there is a tremendous difference between loneliness and aloneness. When you are lonely you are thinking of the other, you are missing the other. Loneliness is a negative state. You are feeling that it would have been better if the other was there--your friend, your wife, your mother, your beloved, your husband. It would have been good if the other was there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other. Aloneness is the presence of oneself. Aloneness is very positive. It is a presence, overflowing presence. You are so full of presence that you can fill the whole universe with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
When there is no 'significant other' in our lives we can either be lonely, or enjoy the freedom that solitude brings. When we find no support among others for our deeply felt truths, we can either feel isolated and bitter, or celebrate the fact that our vision is strong enough even to survive the powerful human need for the approval of family, friends or colleagues. If you are facing such a situation now, be aware of how you are choosing to view your 'aloneness' and take responsibility for the choice you have made.*The humble figure in this card glows with a light that emanates from within. One of Gautam Buddha's most significant contributions to the spiritual life of humankind was to insist to his disciples, "Be a light unto yourself." Ultimately, each of us must develop within ourselves the capacity to make our way through the darkness without any companions, maps or guide.
And one more from Guide for the Advanced Soul (as from previous post) .... I will open the book up to whatever page my Higher Self chooses, just for all of YOU out there ... for a special message for your Memorial Day weekend, as you remember those who have gone before you, as you understand that you a "Light Unto Yourself" and I honor you as I do those I remember with love and respect and the highest and best Life has to offer:
(wait for it............;oD.......drum roll............)
"Have you learned lessons only
of those who admired you,
and were tender with you,
and stood aside for you?
Have you not learned
great lessons
from those who braced
themselves against you,
and disputed the passage
with you?"
--Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
"Rest satisfied with doing well,
leave others to talk of you
as they will."
With Love from Your

Thursday, May 20, 2010


God picks up the reed-flute
world and blows.
Each note is a need coming
through one of us,
a passion,
a longing pain.
Remember the lips
where the wind-breath
and let your note be clear.
Don't try to end it.
Be your note.
I'll show you how it's enough.
Go up on the roof at night,
in this city of the soul.
Let everyone climb on their roofs
and sing their notes!
Sing loud!
(from A Guide for
the Advanced Soul
created and handwritten by
Susan Hayward-
copyright 1984)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Let the Sun Shine

After so much rain and thunderstorms for days on end, it is a gloriously beautiful Saturday and I wanted to wish everyone a happy and loving weekend. This photo was from a friend's blog as he wrote about his friend's death as a tribute to her ... I wanted to copy the photo here with the intention that all of us have had losses of friends and loved ones and those losses impact our lives in many ways. Sometimes it has felt like my whole life has been one of loss and grief of some form. I want to honor those who are grieving or ill or considering losses of various forms, be they actual deaths or the demise of a certain relationship, the loss of a beloved pet, the loss of what "might have been" in many scenarios. I know from my experience that to be brave enough to face my losses and grieve has not always made me popular with others, but with plumbing the depths of my grief feelings, I have learned that I am far more capable of feeling the joy and love of life even more, and realizing that life is very short ... then those others who have not always appreciated my sorrow, depression or sadness on the one end of the spectrum are fully able to enjoy the laughter, happiness, lovingkindness, peace, joy, humor, acceptance of others, that I am able to muster on the other end of the spectrum. Feel your feelings, people ... it's not always necessary to wallow or dwell, but it is important to FEEL and, for my own desire, to understand, if not the "others", then to understand myself. That's been important to me most of my life. So enjoy the rain and the sunshine, the flowers and the weeds, the mud and the grass, the lush greenery leafing out everywhere ... enjoy your own image in your mirrors and realize that, with a sense of wonder and amazement, and with a bit of imagination, joining you in that mirror image are all those "others" who you've known, who have taught you by example good or bad, who have impacted your life and who may or may not still be actively a part presently. Let go of sadness as you can and open to the wonder of joy-filled moments. Reflect back to everyone the pure YOU that resides within you and resonates out and away, blessing others as you are blessed by others. I sincerely feel blessed by you out there, and I send you my love ... from

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Over the Hump Day TGIW

What a pair!
I ran across a few things after an old friend stopped to bring me 2 photos she'd found of her mother's. My mother had given her mom 5x7 photos of me and my baby brother when I was under 2 and he was just a few weeks old. Seeing that photo of my brother really brought a sting to my heart. I was happy to have the picture and talk with an old family friend. Her family hadn't known my brother died nearly 4 yrs ago so it was fresh ... and the respect and profound understanding I felt when both of our eyes teared up. Her mom was like a wonderful aunt or 2nd mom. She died 10 yrs ago. Whenever I get nostalgic, I seem to rummage through my "stuff" -- be it old photos, letters, poetry, writings, articles, cards, etc. That is what I did when I got home from work and was alone ... rummage. So, wanting to share a few of my old "writings" I thought I'd post a blog. I'm pretty sure I posted "Ize Have It" before, but I want to again, so bear with me. The other seems to be an answer to the proclamation at the top of the notepad: "Things to do:"..........
(so, here follows that)
Go to work late--breathe deeply
Leave work early--don't look back
Write lists of "TO DO" -- look at 'em a few days, weeks, months ... and cross many off as lack of time, real interest isn't hard to find -- it hits you in the gut and a tingly, exciting feeling bursts through.
You are goin' on down the road, feeling bad -- would rather not be in the situation I've had to be -- errant way, trespassing on my Soul with your thoughts setting things clear for us to hear, fear or cheer!!
I choose cheer!!!
Burma Shave
Choo Choo
chugga chugga
Choo choo choo
"keep laughin' honey!"
Today should I:
patronize or
Or should I:
and close my eyes
to the
few tries
to recognize and
reasons for my
heavy sighs?
--no more
--no more
--no more need
to eulogize.
--klh xo

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Full Moon in Scorpio today

Happy Full Moon!

Looked out at the night sky last night and it was just beautiful. When I was a kid I saw the moon not with a face but with a figure similar to Mickey Mouse shooting a bow and arrow in it. It took me far into adulthood to realize that others did not see this!?? Then I spoke with my Dad one time and he said he always saw an archer. Hmmmm! Do you suppose he told me that pre-memory recall? Then I had an album (remember those?) with all female musicians my brother gave me and one of the songs was "Woman in the Moon" and it was so beautiful. Then I began to see the "face" on the moon as a woman's and last night she was perfectly upright with her melancholy face and her slightly Mona Lisa smile and she was peachy colored. Since I work for two psychiatrists and fully believe, from experience, that there is more, shall we say, emotional ups and downs, "mental" activity going on during the lunar "lunacy" ... there were more than double the messages today, some quite frantic to be seen TODAY (didn't happen). Fortunately, I felt pretty balanced and peaceful and capable today and happy to help others.

I got a fwd of "animal lovers" photos today and copied a few, the above post being one of them. I call it the "yin/yang cat and dog" and even though it's not related to a full moon per se, it is a testament to being able to get along.

We are so excited that our niece, Becky, is coming to visit us this weekend. We have probably had a total of 2!!!! visitors briefly so far THIS YEAR! so to have someone we really love and want to visit with spend the night, well, it's such a great reason to clean the house - ha ha! She is driving 2 hrs to get here and we appreciate the effort. (And if you're reading this, Beck, thanks so much for coming!! We'll do our best not to let you down!)

I got to sit in my McIntosh Apple Tree today before work. It is in full blossom as are the other trees in our little orchard, and I hope the blossoms will last for awhile so I can sit there again and maybe get to whistle-call back and forth with some migratory birds like tanagers or orioles that like to feast on the blossoms. I can sit in the crotch of the tree and they never know I'm there. It is one of my favorite things to do ever. I always thought it'd be great to build a tree house in that tree, but I somehow don't think that's going to happen. But I can dream!

I wish you all a wonderful springtime, lots of flowers to pick and smell and put in pretty vases, and feast your eyes outside in Mother Nature with the beauty and the bounty that is our Home. Thank you, Mother Earth!

Love Your Mother!


Love from,

Your SisSTAR