Today’s Muse

 

Muse:  A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.

Today’s Muse is Madeline who I met at the pet food store (just one of many I frequent).

An adorable young lady who informed me that her t-shirt was a triple hand me down and showed me the worn spots and holes.

When I wondered if my dogs would like a goat dog kibble she ran to the back room and found a sample for them to try (it was pretty goaty stinky but after a few sniffs they gobbled it right down).

She also made sure I got my cash discount and reminded the owner of the store to figure out a good discount for my huge purchase of over 100 lbs of dog food and several bags of parrot food.

This young lady had me smiling the whole time I shopped and I realized that she made my day a better day with her bubbly personality.  Madeline inspired me to be more friendly and helpful and to pay attention to those around me!

My Hero and Today’s Muse, Madeline.

 

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Fortune Cookie Message

 

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My swim group ladies took me for Chinese dinner last night to celebrate completion of radiation treatments.  They consider me the leader of the workouts so we got a good laugh with my fortune.

The most successful leaders lead by example.  This will keep me from slacking!

Today’s Muse – Labyrinth

 

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Muse: A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.

Today’s muse is the labyrinth I walk.

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My labyrinth is located on top of a hill.  The scenery is breath taking.

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The path leading to the labyrinth had moss growing on it today which will disappear when summer replaces spring.  There are also some very small plants which will will be allowed to grow if they are not weeds.

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The labyrinth starts and ends here.  A labyrinth is similar to a maze.   The labyrinth’s path however is a clear path.   There is only one way to it’s center.
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A time for reflection and a walking meditation.

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I always start the journey with no clear intention.  I allow my thoughts to travel where they need to travel.   Today I stopped several times to appreciate small spring flowers.

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And some tenacious moss growing on the path.

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Different rocks catch my attention and allow me to focus and calm my spirit.

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When you reach the center there are wooden chairs to sit on.  Parts of huge logs.

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Contemplate your journey and when your spirit is refreshed reverse your travels back to the beginning.

My hero and Today’s Muse, a Labyrinth.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Muse

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Muse: A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.

Today’s muse is the older man standing in line in front of me at the grocery store and wherever his thoughts were taking him.  With a look of annoyance he was rearranging the magazines.

Here is my story:

Wilbur let the frown take over as he straightened out the magazine rack.  The customers before him obviously didn’t have any respect for something they weren’t going to buy. Magazines in the wrong slots. Magazines shoved in slots sideways and bent. Sheesh.

When him and Sammy read the comic magazines at the Super Drug they respected the opportunity to read for free and Sammy especially loved to organize and straighten the comics in the rack after the other kids scrambled it.  Wilbur especially loved Sammy, his little brother and best friend.

Mr. Albert, the pharmacist, sometimes gave Sammy a dog eared comic or two as “payment” for keeping the rack organized.  Wilbur smiled as he straighted out the last People magazine and slid it into its slot.

My hero and today’s muse, Wilbur and his brother Sammy.

Today’s Muse Erica

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Muse: A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.

Today’s muse is Erica.   She was my donor technician today for my blood donation.

A cheerful and bubbly young woman. We got to talking about her art work.  Such a positive spirit practicing and selling her art, sketching, drawing, painting, knitting and crocheting, to name a few!

She was so positive that I overcame my fear of  showing my practice sketches to anyone but my fellow bloggers.  I showed her my mini sketchbook that I carry with me all the time.

She was truly was excited for me as she noted the progress of my earlier sketches to my more recent sketches. We talked about the need to continue practicing. She told me not to take any art classes yet but to let my natural abilities develop a bit more.

Erica gave me a many ideas on ways to branch out in my sketching.

Not only that but the stick sshe gave me at the beginning of my donation was not even felt!  A gentle soul!

My hero and today’s Muse, Erica.

 

 

 

Today’s Haiku – Theodora Guest Blogger

 

Theodora, Teddy's sister
Theodora, Teddy’s sister

Hi, my name is Theodora.

I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife.

My brother Teddy lives in a Jeep but I live in a house.

We both write Haiku.  Here is one we wrote together, we both felt invisible today.

  • the wind twists my heart
  • as you rush past me again
  • i roar with that wind

 

Today’s Muse and a Haiku for Mother and Daughter

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Muse:  A source of inspiration and a guiding spirit.

Today’s Muse is a Mother and Daughter I happened to sketch at the pub the other night.  Daughter brought her lap top and was on it the whole night.  Never said a word to Mother.  Mother talked to Father, who was sitting across from her, all night and never said a word to Daughter.  Neither looked very happy.  Neither looked at the other.

I was sad.  My mother was sometimes like a sister.  My sister was sometimes like my mother.

  • Each with empty heart
  • Both wish they could be sisters
  • They remain alone

Here are more patrons of the pub.  I am finally getting the courage to add a bit of shadowing!

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