Nora

My mom celebrated her 91st birthday a while ago and it got me thinking about things. “Take my hand and grow young with me; don’t rush, don’t sleep; be a beginner; light the candles; keep the fire; dare to love someone; tell yourself the truth; stay inside the rapture.” – Marlena de Blasi, “A Thousand Days in … Continue reading Nora

Spring Then and Now

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/and summer’s lease hath all to short a date.” -Shakespeare, sonnet 18. Spring meant lots of  things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays  (hey, it was the 1950’s), were high on my list as I was not too keen on going to school! Then there was … Continue reading Spring Then and Now