“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sun

So, here I am at the "S's"...what to be grateful for, s-wise...?

Sunrises: the sunrise here is late because the sun has to come up over the mountains. If I lived 45 minutes north the sun would rise much earlier. Still, I love that time just before sunrise, when the air is lavender. That said, one of my favorite places to watch the sunrise is here:


Sunsets: can be very awesome, very. Especially where I live...


but, also here:


I also love the Sun - love to sit out on the patio in the sun...for a short while. And sitting in the sun leads me directly to:


Swimming. in the aqua glory of the pool in my backyard, a refreshing break from the heat and sun...


which means I also need a swim suit. Nothing special, but I need one. And, well, grateful for the kind that comes with a low back and narrow straps. Not fond of bikini's....but otherwise, keep it slim and skinny...


Now, at 52 I am not as slim and skinny as I used to be...no. Body parts have settled. Muscle tone has diminished. Weight has found it's way on...me...sigh. Yes, I exercise...but regardless...Did I say I was 52? Ok, I digress....


Snapdragons: love those flowers...love to squeeze the flower and make it "talk"...


Simple: I am grateful when life is simple...sadly, it almost never is. Still, grateful for simple sunrises sunsets swimming, and snapdragons.