Thursday, October 5, 2017

Imagine that ...


Senator Cornyn is actually considering the possibility of a ban on bump stocks (insane contraptions that turn semi-automatic weapons into virtual machine guns), which we have all learned about as a result of the Las Vegas mass shooting rampage. It took over sixty tries to get through to his office today ... I have no doubt the NRA was flooding the phone lines. All the more reason to keep trying (by comparison, it took but one call to get through to Senator Cruz's office).

This arrived, the coolest envelope ever, from Fiona ...


another call from Australia and response from Texas ...



although I confess Don claimed one for the hearth ...


where my daily shreds are beginning to accumulate on Mo's satin pennon ...


Certainly you have to love this earthbound orb...


a moon in a mushroom ...


or so it seemed to me, glowing in the early morning light.

Finally, imagine this: Don and I met on a blind date 43 years ago today, first commemorated in this 2009 post:

We'll celebrate with hamburgers on the grill followed by leftover cake with our after-dinner decaf.

I'm sure we'll count our blessings ...

15 comments:

alsokaizen said...

happy anniversary! I love the mushroom moon

Mo Crow said...

Fiona's weathergrams are so poignant, they help so much in this very strange & discombobulating year to imagine peace, love seeing your beautifully stitched words for the pennant and wow for your 43 years together, you & Don are true soul mates!

Hazel said...

And I think you're "gonna make it", too! Wishing continued wonderful things for the both of you!

Liz A said...

Mo - I love going to the mailbox these days!

Hazel - Thank you ... here's to many more years together, one and all!

Louise Watson said...

Congratulations, have a lovely celebration! We have been married 43 years this year too! Who knows where the time goes?

Fiona Dempster said...

Happy anniversary to you both Liz! I love seeing where the weathergrams land and to know they are quietly doing their thing. I also love the one on the hearth - a gentle daily reminder. One of my friends has placed one in her bathroom - and she says it reminds her every time to pause and imagine peace, so they find their right place don't they?

Loving the stitching and the pennant - I am still imagining mine into being...

susan hemann said...

love your pennant for Mo! I do have a blog http://susanhemann.blogspot.com
I am just starting my pennant, pics and progress soon. Love the mushroom moon, looks like some creature took a bit out of it

Marti said...

Happy Dancing Bear date; this is coming a day late but I do hope that after enjoying your hamburgers, you and Don did a little dance and that the Dancing Bear emerged...I love how special dates just ping our hearts...for me, it is Nov. 4th because 48 years ago that's the day Rich asked me to marry him and we did the following January...that Nov date holds as much for me as our official wedding date. Imagine Love, and you have for so many years and years to come.

Liz A said...

Louise - Congratulations to you, too ... and I'm thinking of that old saying "time flies when you're having fun"

Fiona - Those cholla cacti (pronounced CHO-yah, sort of) may someday be trees, but for now they are the sentinels at the end of our driveway. I love that they will whisper to all who walk, bike and drive by.

Susan - I've added you to my Kindred Spirits and will look forward to following your blog

Marti - Thank you for today's cloth shred words ... and yes, this anniversary means as much or more to me than our wedding anniversary as we have been true to each other ever since the day we met.

KAM said...

Liz - a most wonderful morning read from you today. Fiona's weathergram is wonderful...and how it spreads its wishes as it disintegrates will make for a lovely photo series. The cactus is grand - something that only survives indoors here.
The pennant with your stitched words..fantastic. My piece is just beginning to get some stitches as the ideas have been sketched and materials gathered as I imagined the theme and how the words come to cloth and thread for me...your results thus far are very special, indeed. The mushroom moon looks very much like out moon last night as it was fractured by tiny bits of clouds. The morning moon was shrouded in fog..a haunting spot in the early sky. Now daylight, still fog..a good day for the studio and writing.
As always, your blog delights my day - thank you.
Kristin

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

such a full post with all-over-the-worldly connections, the mushroom is gorgeous

Sue McQ said...

The woven strips, the shreds, oh my! You are a constant source of inspiration to me. You place so much of yourself in your work. Bravo to you, dear friend. Oh, btw, the mushroom is fantastic. Almost reminds me of toasted marshmallow.

Barry said...

L - at a time in the US when there just seems so much heartbreak it is good that the mail arrives and brings a little unexpected joy. Go well. B

Liz A said...

Anna Lisa - Belated thanks

Kristin - hope your day went well

Saskia - it positively glowed, beckoning me

Sue - a delicious thought

Barry - the US needs all the joy it can get ... and a little less dread

Liz A said...

P.S. The woven piece is "Underlying Order" from Grace