Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Word for 2019...Relevant

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RELEVANT....Is it relevant to the life I aspire to have?  In the words of Henry D. Thoreau, "Simplify, simplify, simplify!"

Saturday, December 15, 2018

And so it was!  A glorious time to be a child!  Christmas in the 50s.....Ahhh!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Little Bird

"A little bird has chosen his shelter.  Above it are the stars and the deep heaven of the worlds.  Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without caring for tomorrow's lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig and leaving God to think for him."   Martin Luther

Words to ponder as autumn's chill will soon be arriving!  WELCOME FALL!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Friday, February 9, 2018

haiku my heart

Today, the sun visited all day.  Now the sky is becoming overcast  Rain, rain, rain, and more rain is on the way for several days.  The weather man keeps saying that winter is not leaving town yet.  But, today's sun brought hope that the sun will be returning to stay with a packed suitcase of tulips and daffodils and the sweet smell of honeysuckle.  We must believe!

I visited one of my favorite blogs today from years past, was so happy to see that "haiku my heart" Fridays are still being shared there.  How appropriate to visit with Valentine's Day just around the corner.  Here is my off the cuff haiku today.

If you enjoy haiku, I encourage you to click on the link above. Oh, grab a beverage before you go because you will want to stay for awhile.
 cold solemnity
with unfettered vigilance
keep faith in gold rays

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Nine years ago on a cold, January day while visiting my daughter and her family, I happened to mention to my son-in-law that I wanted to start a blog.  He told me about Blogger.  That was the beginning of Unshelved Words.  At first, I thought that blogging would be another good intention, like so many projects that I start and leave by the wayside.  But, blogging was different from the first post. As the days passed,  Unshelved Words took on a life of its own. It shared bits and pieces of my life that were strung together with images that inspired me. It shared words that I had collected which said what was brewing in my life at the moment.

During those early years, there were blog parties that introduced me to so many creative dreamers. Each one took me to a little corner of the world, usually faraway states and countries.  I remember participating in the blog party of all blog parties hosted by Ocean Dreamer for many years.  Hundreds of bloggers, including me, looked forward to meeting, greeting, and visiting each other.  Great friendships, some of which have transcended time and many miles, were born during those years.

Then, a few years ago, the blogging world changed.  New technology that was supposed to enhance our blogs, etc. changed the simplicity of visiting friends. Ads arrived.  It became complicated. One of the great things about earlier blogging was that it was similar to sharing a cup of coffee or a glass of tea/soda with a neighbor on the back porch. Not liking change a lot, I drifted away from frequent posting every week.  Blog parties became harder to find. I visited fewer and fewer blogs because there were now "feeds" to subscribe to and other such things.  No more just "Following."  A favorite blog was like a dear friend that had moved away to another state. It had found other things to do that made it just too busy to keep in touch like the early days.

For those who have followed since my first post and weathered the drought of no posting, thank you for still being here to read this one. As long as Blogger still exists and I can figure out how to post with all of the new screens, Unshelved Words will be sharing a pic, a thought, a quote from time to time.

Now, I think that I will hop over and check out some blogs that I have followed for years.  Sadly, the last time I ventured out in blog land to visit, some of my favorites' last post was 1, 2, or 3 years ago.  Hope those blogging friends are doing well.  Life does not stand still.  It does move on.  Maybe, just maybe, like me they will return one day to say hello.

Be well!  Until next time, Happy Spring!

Spring is Knocking at the Door!

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