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Thursday, March 26, 2015

little.things.thursday | bewitched ...

Allyson and I decided to journey to Salem, MA to check it off the bucket list (or as my husband would say, "to reconnect with our ancestry". I'm telling ya, the man is one snarky remark away from being a toad!)
 Anyhoo, we arrived by train, got off and saw this:




With no clearly marked signs to "Historic Salem", or "go this way to all the witch stuff" - we, of course, went the wrong direction. Fortunately it wasn't long before we realized we were not where we wanted to be, (daughter is a great compass - me, not so much) and I confirmed this by asking a passing lady.  She could not have been nicer if she had been a paid tour guide because no sooner had I asked what street was intersecting with the one we were on that she smiled and said,  "Follow me, I'm walking to work in the area you are interested in." Super Wicked nice!.

 So, as I was saying, Allyson and I decided to visit Salem, and the moment I spotted this statute in honor of Samantha Stevens from Bewitched I knew we had arrived. If our visit had ended at that spot I would have been amply satisfied and considered it well worth the three train rides.  But despite most of the locations (museums, tour guides, etc) not re-opening until April 1st, we still had an amazing day.  So worth it.




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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

song*ography | butterfly ...

"Butterfly" 
~ Mariah Carey ~


When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhelming fears inside
Blindly I imaged I could
keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you
I must open my hands
and watch you rise




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I am finding this to be the case with raising children as well;
fighting the urge to dictate, control, prevent, and shelter,
versus opening my hands and letting them 
flutter
fly
and hopefully rise
(and not lose it when they initially free fall before getting air under their wings).

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Good.Random.Fun | Boston bound ...

the GOOD ...


I am Boston bound to spend some of Spring Break with my daughter at Wellesley. 
 Some girl time can be good for the soul, mind, and body;
however, going north after the gawd awful winter we've had
just when temps are becoming reasonable 
is questionable! 


 the RANDOM ...


Some of the time while I'm there she will still be working at the library 
which means I'll be out taking pictures of these ...


which is no longer random - so I'm on a mission to discover a new perspective or composition. 



 the FUN ...


Some time in Boston.
Some time in Salem.
Some time at the Natick Mall.
 Can't wait. 


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

little things thursday | vikings ...



The series "Vikings" starts back up this week on the History Channel, 
and I am happy.
A well directed show that doesn't gloss over, but also doesn't over do.
A show for mature audiences but without graphic violence, sexual content, or nudity.
This is not to say there isn't violence (we're talking Vikings),
or sexual content (we're talking Vikings),
but it is done with a "mature" audience in mind,
an audience that gets it without having to visualize every detail.
We get it!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

black and white wednesday | relatively speaking ...

we left this ...

[iPhone Ohio]



traveled through some of this ...

[iPhone Southwest]


came home to this ...

[iPhone Guyandotte River ... after the water receded]


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if we have learned anything over the past couple of weeks it is that
color is relative:

black/white
white/blue
blue/black
black/gold
gold/white
brown


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

song*ography | in my own little corner ...

"In my own little corner" 
Roger and Hammerstein 
Cinderella



in my own little corner 
in my own little chair 
I can be whatever I want to be


[sweet ride]

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as for me
well, in my own little corner
in my own little room
I had my own little view
of Cinderella's Castle
and perhaps I couldn't be whatever I want to be
but I could wear my jammies
and stay under the covers
and see the fireworks
(and that's more than good enough for me)


did you know?



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