31 March, 2012

How Was I to know?

How was I to know when I came here,
How was I to know I had much to fear?
You came and took away my breath,
How was I to know I’d freely give the rest?
How was I to know I could lose it all?
I’ve never been so ready to take a fall.
I’m not one to blatantly risk my heart,
How will I know you won’t break it apart?
I am speechless whenever we meet,
How was I to know you’d make my heart beat?
I lost it all when I came to this place,
I lost my heart without a trace.

(Interesting Note:  This is my 400th Blog Post.  I have  9408 pageviews.   This was posted 4 years 4 months 28 days 10 hours 47 minutes from the first post.)

30 March, 2012

Randam Art

I’m not one to get caught up in jewelry, I always see it as something a bit impersonal… created en masse to be given as gifts and although beautiful no real love was put into it.   It was created for the sole purpose of being purchased and used… not much different than a TV or anything else. 

One of my dearest friends has changed this perception.  Miranda creates some of the most creative and beautiful necklaces, among other items, that I’ve ever seen.  She puts so much into it, she puts herself into the items and each one tells a story.  I like this, it makes them special and one of a kind… qualities that you can't find produced en masse.  I’ve always admired her artistic touch and I’ve showcased some of her work on here before.   She truly is one of the most talented people I know and I am privileged to have some of her work in my own home. 

20 March, 2012

Happy Spring!

Reaching for the blue sky, branches outreached ready to burst forth with leaves.   Winter has faded into the past giving forth warmth and beautiful colors from green to magenta.  The world is waking…

Happy Spring! 

18 March, 2012

Find the Color

The trees are bare, but the air is starting to warm.  The trees are slowing awakening from their long winter sleep.   Back home in Mississippi the trees are never as bare as I have seen them here in North Carolina.   When I first arrived, I commented that they looked dead.  I was soon informed that it was just “seasons” and that it is normal for trees not to have leaves during the winter.  In Mississippi the leaves did fall however the pine trees stayed green all year, here the pine trees are not near as numerous and the world is lacking in that magical hue. 

Lately however hints of color are poking through, not just green…. But pink, white and purple.  The trees are flowering well before they have leaves it is a wonderful surprise for a world that has been grey since my arrival. 

17 March, 2012


Look inside and see…
Truly see…

Listen to your heart…
It reminds…
Never lose…

Staring back...
From inside…

Never forget…
What is there…

Your heart…

A reflection of honesty…

16 March, 2012

I Miss Mayberry

Time passes and things seem to get busier and busier and soon we will forget the simplicity that was once part of life in a small town.   For nearly the past twenty years the world has been connected and made to seem very small and now everyone is connected. 

“I miss Mayberry, 

Sitting on the porch drinking, 
Ice cold Cherry Coke, 
Where everything is black and white, 
Picking on a six string, 
Where people pass by and you call
Them by their first name, 
Watching the clouds roll by.”

-Rascal Flatts

Mount Airy, NC is the epitome of the small town; it is also the childhood home of Andy Griffith and inspiration of Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show.   I had the chance to walk through the town and even have dinner at Barney’s I was reminded of a time not too long ago when the world was smaller and we all knew and cared for one another. 

07 March, 2012


There are many things worth giving up on and there are many things I should have given up on in the past.  I once swore that I didn’t believe that love was something that was possible… a fantasy people made up to convince themselves that they needed someone to fight away the loneliness of life.   As I am getting older I begin to realize just how wrong I am.   Love is something more than each of us alone it is a shared experience between two people that surpasses anything we know individually.  It is a combination of emotions and events that grow over time to create a bond that no one can shatter… it is something not comprehendible except to those that experience it first hand.   It crosses all boundaries and even unites hearts across distance.  It is most likely the most amazing thing that we can experience with another. I’m not willing to give up on this! 

03 March, 2012


The little beauty that can come from the simplest things, I can show you the wonders of the world.  From the tallest mountains to the sea; the beauty of architecture to the simplest joys of life… sometimes I have to remind myself that the best things in life just appear out of no where.  When someone says “Hey look at what you’re missing,” and you realize you nearly missed something very important.  

“…Why don't you come to your senses? 
Come down from your fences, open the gate 
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you…”

“Desperado” by The Eagles


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