maandag 19 januari 2015

labyrinth



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labyrinths
offer
the opportunity
to walk
in meditation
to that place
within us 
where
the rational
merges
with the intuitive
and the spiritual 
is reborn 

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donderdag 8 januari 2015

colors



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what ?
lights your fire ?
what inspires you ?

with me it's often 
colors .
the bright colors .



life is about 
using the whole box of crayons


sometimes 
you have to see
people
as a crayon
they may not be your favorite color
but you need them 
to complete the picture



life
isn't about finding yourself
life
is about creating yourself



be happy
be bright
be you



be your own color
no matter what the rest 
of the world looks like



I found I could say
things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any
other way 
things I had no words for 
georgia o'keeffe




listen
to the colour
of your dreams
the beatles


broken crayons
still color



people show
their true colors
unintentionaly
pay attention

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woensdag 24 december 2014

WISHING YOU





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WISHING YOU
SPARKLE
WISHING YOU CHEER
FOR A BRIGHT
MERRY CHRISTMAS
&
HAPPY NEW YEAR

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dinsdag 25 november 2014

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my new word is
R E S P L E N D E N T
in my dictionary it is translated as :
schitterend 
glansrijk
and those are beautiful words in dutch .
and I love beautiful words.
I wonder why I have never seen this word ?
My dream is to 
have beautiful books next to my bed
with poems in english
so I can learn
so much more from the language
than I do now.

when I translate 
SCHITTEREND to english
my book says : SHINING
when I translate
GLANSRIJK to english
my book says :RADIANCE

Well now you know 
it is not so easy at all to choose 
the right words
for what I realy wish to write / say.

In a  blog writing is one thing
but when there is friendship
and there is MAIL ( BY POST )
I mean writing letters ......
well that is a whole other challenge .

How I love it when mister postman
brings me letters or postcards 
from far far away
with beautiful stamps 
and handwritings 
my heart always 
JUMPS OF JOY
when I find such surprises .
and always and always
I learn
I learn from the words 
by the person behind the words 
and
I get to know
the person behind the choosen words

I just love that 

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dinsdag 18 november 2014

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SCRUMPTIOUS
coming from and living in THE NETHERLANDS 
english is not my own language
but I do love it very much .
When I started blogging
I choose english because I wanted to learn
and practice and meet people around the world.
Lately I found a list on pinterest with 
WORDS TO USE MORE OFTEN
so that will be my mission ......

I am still on my way back
from A LOT 
but I am getting there .
for long I supposed I was to be my old self again.
But NO NO I was supposed to become 
my old self transformed to a whole new level .

It felt like 
moving to a whole new country
and I did not speak the language
and did not know the habbits
and I knew no-one overthere.
It felt like surviving , hanging-on
not knowing what to do , who to trust .

I never imagened the future , my future 
DID YOU ?

I am making lots and lots of 
felt-heart-garlands to be busy 
and because it gives me GREAT JOY 
to look at them 

working on the colours of my heart 

wishing you lots of SCRUMPTIOUSNESS

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dinsdag 4 november 2014

Birthday surprises



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Surprise surprise 
You know how I love mail ....
In the week before my birthday 
I received a lot of mail.
I wanted to wait till my birthday
to open it all 
so I put the mail on a place 
where I could see it 
and looked forward to the birthday.
And than 
on november 2 
I opened the first one 
from my sister 
beautiful card and a sheet of stamps .
Special stamps because there was 
a photo from me on the stamps
my very personal stamps.
My sister knows how I love te send mail .
And than I opened the SECOND ONE and
I could not believe my eyes 
also a sheet of stamps included.
I still believed it was 
accidentally.
And than I opened THE THIRD ONE
and again a sheet of stamps 
And all the other ones TOO.

My daugther was behind this plan .
It was a very big surprise .
I am very happy with all this JOY and love 
And my new year 
started very very happy 

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zondag 26 oktober 2014

* * by surprise * *



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and in the end
It's not the years 
In your life that count,
It's the life in your years .

Abraham Lincoln

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One week from today
november 2 
will be my birthday.
One year ago I was very nervous 
at the end of october 
because I was about to receive a new hip
and 
What I did not even knew at that time
three months later a SECOND new hip .

My children surprised me
with an amazing present last birthday
An IPad .

How I love all those digital divices.
It's amazing what I can do with them.
It has been a great support for me in the last year .

I will be so grateful next Sunday
to have a new birthday 
with my wonderful children and granddaugther
and my new hips of course .

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