| || One impulse from a vernal wood|
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.
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Some movies I enjoy:
-The Book of Eli
-Kingdom of Heaven
-It's a Wonderful Life(BW)
-Miracle on 34th Street(BW)
-A Christmas Carol
(G.C.Scott version, and the Muppet version!)
-The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
-The Quiet Man
-The Abyss(short version)
-The Hobbit & the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
-The 13th Warrior
-Quigley Down Under
-Stargate & Stargate Atlantis
-Babylon 5 & Crusade
-Star Trek (all series)
-Touched by an Angel
-shows on the History,Science,Discovery channels
-the older holiday specials (such as Peanuts, Rudolph, Frosty, and others) have always been favorites
| Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.~B.Auerbach
I'm not tied to any one genre; I like what touches my soul.
| || She walks in beauty, like the night|
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear
their dwelling place.
And on that cheek,
and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win,
the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
**This poem can be listened to; just turn off the main veopd player, and either listen below or click on She Walks in Beauty
in my NOTH music player.**
| Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Like my tastes in music, my reading tastes span the fields. I like SciFi, Fantasy, History, Science, Mystery, Poetry...and on and on and on...
Some authors that I enjoy: the Bible
(especially Psalms and Proverbs), Tolkien, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J.D. Robb, David Weber, Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W.Michael Gear, Tony Hillerman, Sara Douglass, Patricia Briggs, Jules Watson, Sarah Addison Allen, Jim Butcher
~I'm currently reading the first book in The Dalriada Trilogy, The White Mare by Jules Watson. |
|     I like vibrant colors. Greens, reds, and oranges are favorites along with the warm colors of Autumn.|
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Just a Thought:
| || It is not so much for its beauty|
that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something,
that quality of air,
that emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes
and renews a weary spirit.
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| "A Continuing Journey"
According to my mother I've an 'old soul'. That is something with which I have always been comfortable; it just feels right. Happily, this 'old soul' continues to
make its journey with a 'young heart', and that makes for quite a trip no matter what turns, bumps, or potholes might be along the way.
Let's see...what else...
I was born and raised in the Land of Enchantment, USA, and have spent most of my life here.
Very happily married with five children:
a son and four 'little' ones - Murphy and her three pups: Mouse, Molly, & Mister.
|  My better half is retired Air Force. He is now an on-call technician, and really enjoys his wood shop.|
I taught Special Education for several years; my greatest enjoyment was working with the severely emotionally disturbed/behavior-disordered.
|   I enjoy spending time with my husband, taking care of my family and home, having fun dabbling in a variety of hobbies, and exploring my spirituality.|| |
I do consider myself to be more of a spiritual person rather than a religious person. I do believe God is very much a part of my life and who I am. I had a Baptist upbringing, and credit my grandparents for being wonderful Christian role models while I was growing up.
I also believe I am a part of all that's around me, a bit of what's been, what is, and what's to come--a little bit of space and time and the universe. We are, after all, "star-stuff".
I welcome the opportunity to learn new things from those I meet, and hope that I offer something new to them. In short, I don't limit myself to one view when it comes to my spiritual growth. There is so much out there to learn about and understand. Why would I short-change myself with closed-mindedness?
Things I love:
-Family & Friends
-that feel of "HOME"
-Our Dogs (Murphy, Mouse, Molly, & Mister)
-The feeling of life all around me when I step outside
-Autumn, Rain, Thunderstorms, Winter, Snow, Fog
-The sound of rain on a tin roof
-The sound of the coyotes roaming near our property at night
-Watching and listening to the Ravens that are always nearby
-AND, the Nightsky-(especially the Sagittarius Teapot and losing myself in the Milky Way
----Mercury is the inner solar system planet I find the most intriguing so this is a site I visit regularly to keep up with NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury.|
That orbed maiden, with white fire laden,
Whom mortals call the moon.
The Teapot Asterism in the Constellation Sagittarius
Tea...is a religion of the art of life.
-CRUELTY IN ANY FORM
-Assumptions of a person's character based only on nationality, religion, sex and/or sexual preference, age, color, personal political views, etc.
-political correctness run amok
-people who don't take responsibility for their own actions
-people who believe the world owes them something
-Half empty containers! If I buy a bottle, bag, or box of something I want a full
bottle, bag, or box of something! (My husband gets such a kick out of me opening items!)
-the seemingly increasing lack of common courtesy
"The Four Seasons"