LADING

All posts by: Amy

A Rabbit Tale

Walking into a thrift store is always inspiring for those adventurous at heart. Curiosities beacon us in to a world of unexpected treasures. I recently experienced this on my quest for small bottles and jars to paint; my latest artistic stress release. I gingerly inspected each piece and marveled at the simplicity and abundance this […]

Brave New World

Nestled among the books, photos, salt lamps, and antique bookshelves, something new lies waiting. Its electric charge pulses upon command. It is my new best friend! Between computers, smartphones, iPads – I really didn’t need any more technology. I’m not a tech nerd and my colleagues can attest to that, but when I heard about […]

Like Stone Nestles on Stone

I read a poem today and felt inspired! It’s funny how words can grab hold of you. They squirm and wrestle around and finally find a resting spot. A spot of understanding. I like to find that spot and sit with it – just for a minute or two and then walk away. The author […]

October Smiles

  October- my favorite month of the year! Cool weather tiptoes in as a welcome smile. Like a comforting shawl, the shorter days hold us closer. This is the time of year where we enjoy seasonal foods of butternut squash and apple butter. Summer salads are replaced by soothing warm soups. One of favorite memories […]

Some Enchanted Evening

Ok, so I never go to the mall. I either shop at Target or shop online. Today I decided to stop at the mall on my way home from work to purchase some much needed, favorite facial cleanser  Shiseido, from Sephora, and some bug repellent perfume, Aromaflage, from Dillards- Zika in Florida, yikes! As I […]

Peeling Off My Shell

On my morning bike ride I came upon a small gopher tortoise, about the size of my palm, in the middle of the road.  Its tiny smooth shell glistened in contrast to the hot, steamy blacktop paving. I continued on my path, not wanting to disturb the natural order of things. But on my way […]

What Going Out of My Comfort Zone Taught Me

While flipping the channels passively to wind down from the day, the movie Everest kept trekking into view. I obliged and watched- all the while questioning the motive for such a dangerous sport, hobby, or whatever it is. Questions like- why would anyone put themselves in such danger? Why would anyone purposely be so uncomfortable? […]

A Little Rumi for Ya

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” “What you seek is seeking you.” “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ‘Forget safety. Live where you […]

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Now, I don’t go back as far as having the family huddled around the radio in the evening, but I do have memories of my father reading me a story before bedtime. The art of listening, either by a parent, or technology, has been around for ages and although it’s now in a different format, […]

Essential on Memorial Day

“Draw a sheep.” “I can’t draw a sheep.” “Here is mine. It’s a crate with 3 holes on the side. That way the sheep is whatever you image it to be.”  – The Little Prince. I first learned about The Little Prince when I was in high school. In French Class my teacher handed out a […]

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