Art, Science & Metaphysics

Remember the Big Picture

pexels/Pixabay When you take a step back and look at your life as a whole - who, how and where you were born, grew up, lived, knew - or what you valued, how you learned, the people whose lives have touched your own and whose lives you have touched - you may well see a thread that is pulling you towards a larger purpose.  Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of who, why and how we love to [...]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Art, Science & Metaphysics, Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted|

A Story of Showing Love Through Food

Randell Dodge with her Mother's Spoon   When Randell Dodge was faced with sudden deaths of those who were closest to her, she turned to baking for solace. Her story of finding comfort in creating beauty for the soul and nourishment for the body led her to change her life so that she could more easily share the love she had felt for her close ones with others.  To read more about her story, see my post on [...]

September 29th, 2017|Categories: Beauty, Family, Life, Refracted|Tags: , , , |

Showing Love Through Creating Together

Creating helps a person tap into the spirit within and that in the universe.   Doing it alongside someone you can trust and respect allows space for love to blossom and expand.  See my Life, Refacted post on showing love through creating together by clicking here.

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Close Relationships, Inspiration, Life, Refracted|

Christmas Concert Showcases Countless Careers

Last night David and I attended a concert at the Maison de Radio France.  David had purchased tickets months ago, securing seats in the first balcony of the magnificent renovated Auditorium, reopened on November 14, 2014.   Architecture combined with aesthetics to render acoustics astonishingly clear.  After a short walk from where we stay when in Paris, we arrived on a balmy December night to join others in the reassuring Security lines in front of the main entrance.  Soon seated in [...]

December 25th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Inspiration, Paris & France, Uncategorized, Work|Tags: , , |

A Libra Granddaughter Creates Harmony in a Wardrobe Rescue

She was born under the sign of Libra.  From her earliest days, she was pedestrian-stopping beautiful, alert and engaged with the world around her. She showed a preference for balance and simplicity in toys, textures, tones. Her future interest in creating combinations that brought pleasure to the eye, the palate, kinesthetic senses could be predicted by her tea-parties with dolls and imaginary playmates, her earliest cookie-decorating, her natural love of dance. The latter went beyond leotards, although those also offered [...]

October 11th, 2016|Categories: Art, Children, Inspiration|Tags: , , |

Midlife Discovery of a Meticulous Dentist

I met Mark when my children were young, after he joined the dental practice of my uncle who treated adults (me among them). Although he, too, cared for adults, Mark specialized in work with children at that time.  My kids must have been among the first patients in his new office. The years passed and eventually my uncle retired. When Mark began working on my teeth, I appreciated his dedication to his art, a passion for precision and perfection that [...]

September 30th, 2016|Categories: Art, Beauty, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Finding Her Legacy After My Mother Died

My mother died two months before the annual July clearance sales.   I found myself walking through Saks Fifth Avenue, and there, on the sale shoe rack and in size 7, were the shoes. Shoes my Mother Would Have Loved Ones I never would have stopped to ogle.  Impractical.  High heels, for one thing.  And spectator style, the white leather inevitably requiring restoration periodically.  But they were beautiful.  And sexy.  And unusual.  These were shoes my mother would have [...]

July 25th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Family, Loss|Tags: , , , |

Inspiration and Mastery Expand Love

At Yogaworks, teachers sometimes talk about a “goal pose” for a class. When I was twelve, I first heard Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and fell in love with the music. The piece quickly became my “goal piece” for the piano lessons I had been taking since third grade. By my senior year in high school, I was able to trill the beginning and make my way through a reasonable facsimile of the first movement. The better I could play it, [...]

Six Roses from Stop and Shop Say I Love You

David brought the six roses home from Stop and Shop ten days before we flew to Paris. Meal after meal, we watched the buds turn shades of pink from pale to petulant, their evolution gracing the table where we ate breakfast each morning, lunch at noon, and dinner at night. Perhaps because they had space to breathe in their vase on that table, they opened slowly, each flower with room to spread while we provided water and the surrounding windows [...]

June 8th, 2016|Categories: Aging with Grace, Beauty, Transformation|Tags: , , |

Measurement Affects What We Believe

The last four years have seen two major breakthroughs from astronomy that will forever alter our world view. In March of 2013 the CERN officially announced the results of two sets of experiments at its Large Hadron Collider that had been unofficially publicized several months earlier (http://home.cern/topics/higgs-boson). A new particle named the Higgs Boson, perhaps occurring in different variations, was identified as responsible for mass and its transformation. The Higgs Field in which it occurred was not an electromagnetic one. [...]

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