A Familiar Melody – #Tanka

I look and listen
For all that I’ve been missing
In your attentions

That speaks so eloquently
and comforts soft parts of me

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Fool Proof Garden 💐

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* 2016 holiday bouquet

Overnight Morning Glory seeds sprout with life

Pretty Daylilies* bloom in an array of colors yearly

Despite what you may think purple Pansy’s aren’t weak

Sunny Marigolds offer a safe bet for your money

Annual Impatiens grow quickly and require no manuals

Hearty Sunflowers stoop over to weep at the loss of heat

Perennials are sustainably preferred over Biennials


Inspired by flower power among other things, and I’m super excited about volunteering to work on a Rose Parade float tomorrow.

We are more alike ❤️💛💚💙💜 #peace

Human Family

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I’ve seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England’s moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we’re the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

-By: Maya Angelou


There’s a peace parade going on now in The Neighborhood

…Apple did it again 👍🏻

Reality Games & World Peace

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I feel like I should know
More about this Pokémon go
But the truth in this matter
Is it’s not the game I’m after

Though if I’m being realistic
Their statistics are ballistic
A successful software launch
I can’t help to admire and watch

The rise and fall that’s riddled
With pitfalls that mean so little
To the audience at phones hand
A mobile extension in demand

How do these things happen
Is it predicted or imagined
Overnight phenomena’s reined
Around the planet unashamed

If we had this sort of exposure
Bringing people of the world closer
That’d be a miracle in and of its self
A game that I’d want to be dealt

 

-This week we are celebrating peace in The Neighborhood, here’s Day 1: The Opening Prayer