Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I could rant about the tragedy unfolding in our country right now. To say we are blown away and heartbroken would be an understatement. What we have become in a few short months is far more devastating and shocking than anything we could have imagined. But instead of going on with all of that, I'd rather post this. A simple photo of my mother enjoying a cookie, because this is what actually brings me some joy (photo taken by my sister on August 13th!).

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  1. Robin Andrea,
    Bless your Mother and her cookie. Would that today we could all simply enjoy such a small pleasure.
    I shed tears for my 4-year old biracial granddaughter, then held her tight and loved her with all my heart.
    She, by the way, also enjoyed a cookie tonight.
    Peace and love to all.

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    1. Cathy-- We all have to find some joy in the simple pleasures right now. Cookies work! Give your beautiful grand-daughter a hug from us too. We're all in this together.

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  2. Cookies are hard to resist, aren’t they?

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    1. Loren-- They are the perfectly sweet balance to the times we are living in!

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  3. Chocolate cookies always make you smile

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    1. Bill-- And we are so grateful for that simply delicious truth!

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  4. {{{Robin}}} I haven't been reading much online and have missed your last few posts. All I can do is send you love re: your mother, and urge you to nurture hope in your heart re: the Bigot-in-Chief. I look at the violence as an extinction burst: This country's population is going to reflect the world's beautiful rainbow hues in the near future and all the violence in the world isn't going to stop that change for the better.

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    1. CCorax-- I like your positive outlook. I'm not quite as positive as you are. I tend to look at the population growth worldwide and absolutely despair at the pain and suffering that will result. I do love the idea of an "extinction burst." It makes me happy!

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  5. Robin Andrea,
    Lovely photo of your Mother!

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    1. sonia-- Thank you for that. I was so happy to see it too!

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  6. This photo brings me joy too. The rest of what’s going on - not so much. In times like these, I tend to think of one thing I learned while raising children: whenever there is about to be a huge leap in development, there is a first a gigantic step backwards. I believe we are really on the cusp of a positive step forward in humanity in this country, which started some years ago. I only hope it will be a peaceful transition.

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    1. Sharon-- I so appreciate your optimism so much. I'm watching and waiting to see how it all turns out. In the meantime... cookies!

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  7. Oh, she looks happy and beautiful! This is the antidote to everything in the news. This is true love, true joy. Thank you.

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    1. 37paddington-- Her beautiful and serene joy in the moment truly is the antidote to the news. Love is all and everything.

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  8. What a great photo! It's important to focus on positive things at times like this. I'm doing the same.

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    1. Steve-- Yes! So glad you liked this photo. My beautiful mom is going to be 92 in just a few weeks!

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  9. You and your mother have lifted all our spirits today! Thank you. Right now I'm experiencing the light we can see and cannot see in these dark times. Though my time available for blogging is limited these days, I'm grateful for the moments spent visiting blog friends and the sense of community on these blogs.

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    1. am-- It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad to know that this photo of my mom and the sense of community here lifts your spirit. Me too, am, me too.

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  10. Love seeing that sweet smile of your Mom's. It's a blessing for her that she doesn't have to follow all the horrifying news we do. She gets to enjoy the tasty pleasures of life.

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    1. Patti-- Yes, that smile warms my heart. I keep looking at it and it makes me smile as well. The simple pleasures cookies and photos!

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  11. She looks wonderful. And so does that cookie!

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    1. isabelita-- I keep looking at this picture, and my heart fills with joy and gratitude.

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    1. Colette-- I'm so glad. Thank you for that.

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  13. Sweetness! Wonderful photo -- pleasant expression, cookie, and polished fingernails -- can't be beat. Your mom looks like she feels good. Glad your sister captured and shared with you and you with us. Thank you! It is the little things (and for me a bigger thing called faith) that help us get through this life. Best to you and your family. Kim in PA

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    1. Kim-- You saw it all... those painted fingernails! My mom loves having her nails done. It really is the little things. So good to hear from you.

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  14. Enjoy every sandwich -- and cookie!

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    1. bev-- Truly it is the simple pleasures that can make life sweeter.

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  15. I think you hit it right on the head. During miserable times like these, we need to pay attention to the little things (all the the time really). That is a great photo!

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    1. Pat-- It's true! This photo of my mom and her cookie made my day!

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