WPC: Wanderlust

Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.”
J.A. Baker, The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Baker

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”
― Roman Payne

 This post is written in response to the Daily Posts Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

WPC Earth’s Art

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post is EARTH

You can click that link to see all the responses.

Here are some of my photos of earthly things I converted to something else



The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.

Pablo Picasso

Share Your World April 17th, 2017


Share your World is a weekly blog challenge hosted by Cee Neuner from Portland Oregon. Every week she asks five questions and in answering them our worlds are shared. If you would like to participate in Share Your World or read about the world’s of others click


Now here are this week’s questions and my answers.

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I prefer a pen though about two years ago I pinched a nerve in my neck. I was actually unable to do much of anything with my hand for about six months after that. I had to stop playing the piano and writing by hand. Today I am restored but if I write to long by hand I find my fingers still go numb.

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

I love singing and could not imagine giving it up for the dance. I am a terrible dancer and for the most part I don’t mind that.

If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?

Debate team? The very idea mortifies me. I am not much of a debater. I am a drop the idea out there and leave it for people to pick up or not. I hate debating over ideas particularly in today’s heated climate. It seldom produces anything good.

What are you a “natural” at doing?

I am a natural musician and I like to think a natural writer.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am grateful for  wonderful Good Friday and Easter services. Good Friday was one of the most powerful services I have been to on Easter weekend.

I am looking forward to playing two concerts this week.

Evening Meditation 4-14-17


They trust in their wealth
    and boast of great riches.
Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death[a]
    by paying a ransom to God.
Redemption does not come so easily,
    for no one can ever pay enough
to live forever
    and never see the grave.

10 Those who are wise must finally die,
    just like the foolish and senseless,
    leaving all their wealth behind.
11 The grave[b] is their eternal home,
    where they will stay forever.
They may name their estates after themselves,
12     but their fame will not last.
    They will die, just like animals.
13 This is the fate of fools,
    though they are remembered as being wise.[c] Interlude

14 Like sheep, they are led to the grave,[d]
    where death will be their shepherd.
In the morning the godly will rule over them.
    Their bodies will rot in the grave,
    far from their grand estates.
15 But as for me, God will redeem my life.
    He will snatch me from the power of the grave. Psalm 49:6-15

It is Good Friday today. Tell me how this day changed humanity’s point of view about the grave referenced in verse 11.