Monday, March 23, 2015

May this dress remind us to be ourselves and only our true selves!!! xx


“A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense 
and arrives at her destination 
prepared to be herself and only herself ” Maya Angelou



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Friday, March 20, 2015

may this dress remind us all to live in the NOW . . .

'happy birthday lisa . . .' from #dailydress journal
With the past, 
I have nothing to do; 
nor with the future. 
I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

May this dress bring you all your heart's desires and a happy St. Patty's Day . . . .


'dress of clover . . . ' (2014)

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~Irish Blessing

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Monday, March 16, 2015

May this tree remind us to be and be better . . .


When Great Trees Fall
'tree of life' installed at the Common Street Spiritual Center

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”


Maya Angelou

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Monday, March 9, 2015

In honor of International Women's Day (which was yesterday) . . . may this dress remind us that women are phenomenal & so are we!!!!! peace




Phenomenal Woman

by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. 
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them, 
They think I’m telling lies. 
I say, 
It’s in the reach of my arms, 
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a woman 
Phenomenally. 
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me. 

I walk into a room 
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man, 
The fellows stand or 
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me, 
A hive of honey bees.   
I say, 
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman 
Phenomenally. 

Phenomenal woman, 
That’s me. 
Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me. 
They try so much 
But they can’t touch 
My inner mystery. 
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say, 
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile, 
The ride of my breasts, 
The grace of my style. 
I’m a woman 
Phenomenally. 
Phenomenal woman, 
That’s me. 

Now you understand  
Just why my head’s not bowed.   
I don’t shout or jump about 
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing, 
It ought to make you proud. 
I say, 
It’s in the click of my heels,   
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman 
Phenomenally. 
Phenomenal woman, 
That’s me.



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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Today may we all find inner harmony . . .


“I want first of all ... to be at peace with myself. I want a singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations and activities as well as I can. I want, in fact - to borrow from the language of the saints -to live 'in grace' as much of the time as possible... By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be translated into outward harmony...” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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Monday, March 2, 2015

may this dress heal and liberate us with love . . .

page from my dailydress journal that I kept while at VSC in Mar 2011

“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.
Maya AngelouMom & Me & Mom

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Monday, February 23, 2015

May this dress remind us to laugh, to love and to to it with moxie!!!!


My mission in life 
is not merely to survive, 
but to thrive; 
and to do so with 
some passion, 
some compassion, 
some humor, 
and some style.
Maya Angelou

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Friday, February 20, 2015

may this dress remind us of our inner strength!! and ability to survive . . .

'dear jeff . . .'  currently on exhibit at the SSAC**
The turning point in the 
process of growing up is when you discover 
the core of strength within you 
that survives all hurt.
Max Lerner


February 20–April 4
** Forever & After—Six Contemporary Sculptors, Curated by, William Houser

Sponsored by: Andrea Hillier, Lauren Farrell, Sue and Jack McNamara
Benjamin Cariens, Gillian Christy, Rosalyn Driscoll, Sally Fine, Virginia Fitzgerald, Christopher Frost
OPENING RECEPTION: February 20, 6–8 pm


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Monday, February 16, 2015

may this dress remind us of our own self worth!!!


“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” 


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