Multilingual without Words…

I communicate in many languages.  But my lexicon doesn't contain words per se.  No, I'm not talking about texting but of a communication so beautiful no words are necessary. In seasonal poetry gatherings each of us brings a random poem to read aloud.  The words we share are not our own but the understanding we …

A Moment in Time…

It's snowing now. Trees sway in bellowing winds. Hazardous forecasts have appeared for days, maybe even a week, I'm not sure. I try to tune most of it out. Heck, I just returned from a reprieve in 80 degree Jamaica. The northeast grey and cold I so easily left behind hasn't yet set in. It's …

The Time Traveling Hibiscus

With ephemeral traits hallmarking the gate to past and future, have you considered gifting a hibiscus for the New Year? Once it's Gone, it's Gone You know the sayings, "Out with the old and in with the new," or "Here today, gone tomorrow."  True for so many things --- like each year, our youth, good …

Cardinal Inspiration

The color red symbolizes steadfast faith.  Some Christians believe it represents Christ's blood.  But the cardinal inspiration I'm talking about isn't from the Catholic church --- it's  from those eye-catching red birds that perk up winter's indeterminate grey, like a spark of hope in darkness. When faced with challenges like enduring the winter cold, the …

Poinsettia Miracles

Starring the close of each year and darkest, darkest night, the Poinsettia's striking winter appearance hails worldwide wishes of generosity and good cheer. A Plant of Many Miracles... Love Rooted around miracles and the power of love, Mexican legend paints a heartwarming story around the Poinsettia.  While details vary, it's essentially about a meager child …

Who’s Bringing the Holly Home this Year?

Love the way holly's distinctive green leaves and vibrant red berries adorn your holiday table, especially under candlelight? Then you better wait close to its show off date to bring it indoors. This robust winter beauty begins to shrivel in the heat. And if you are superstitious at all, wait until Christmas. Legend has it that it's …