It is strange how the weather fluctuates in Cleveland, Ohio in December. We here in NE Ohio expect that once the snow begins to fall, we will not see a warm day until March. But that is not true. One day we have low visibility and very cold temperatures while a few days later it's sunny and dogs are frolicking at the beach.

If you have followed my blog since 2009, you'll know that I appreciate connectedness. I am joyful over friendships and the deep union I have with my beloved husband. Most cherished are those who mutually express sadness or grief and we lend our tender words of comfort. Or when we express joy over good news without judgement or envy. The fluctuations of the weather reflect the ebb and flow of those around me. To say I 'feel' the presence of others in my life sounds emotional and mystical but my sentiment is true.  Sometimes, certain people come to mind and then I have a call, or a letter, or an email or a FB post. 

We are all connected and I am glad you are here.

At the beach on Dec. 28, 2013


You rang?

looking up


look down

Finding trees in water

I hope you are enjoying the end of the year and delight in your accomplishments, strengths, and love and friendship. 

I do agree with Brené Brown who says that Connection is what makes something better. I think that to be connected to each other is what makes life good. 

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

― Brené Brown