“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium.  There is no life without water.”

–Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Poetry by Rumi

A story is like water

that you heat for your bath.

It takes messages between the fire

and your skin.  It lets them meet,

and it cleans you!

Water, stories, the body,

all the things we do, are mediums

that hide and show what’s hidden.

Study them,

and enjoy this being washed

with a secret we sometimes know,

and then not.

If only I could jump in the ocean!

A Bing Image


“I decided that if I could paint a flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.”

–Georgia O’Keeffe

I can always count on Georgia O’Keeffe to mesmerize my imagination when I look deeply into her artwork.

The bold and vibrant colors of these Oriental Poppies fire up a sense of immortality, especially when I dwell on the black epicenters.  It reminds me of how creative God forms a soul in a person…a soul so unique for ever.  It happens in a blink of an eye in prayer to discover one’s soul.  Divine is such a moment to feel that blackness, that oneness, bubbling over with love and wisdom.

No doubt, Georgia painted the many facets of her soul in all of her fabulous paintings.  It’s an experience I never tire to enjoy.

I hope you are well with your everlasting soul.

This Sunday’s prayer speaks of “The presence of God burns in our midst:  Come let us adore him!”

May this new week in His court “be better than a thousand elsewhere.

–Psalm 83:10-11

Oriental Poppies Painting




Saturday, I can count on the Sabbath to give me rest, healing and love.


They take residence

Phantoms of yesterday

Halt!  Sabbath is mine

…my Sabbath prayer…

“Every day I learn by a situation or experience of my great need for you, Lord.”

–Mother Angelica of EWTN

Have a wonderful weekend.

A Bing Image


“The sunflower is mine, in a way.”

–Vincent van Gogh


This reddish aqua rendition of Vincent’s famous sunflowers always greeted my homecomings as I would settle in the guest room and enjoy fabulous visits with my Maman in Miami.


Room of sunflowers

Painted on a wet canvas

September in sight

Painting by Vincent van Gogh