Wednesday, December 22, 2010

whispers...and a bone doodle

People can't concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces
if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.  
~Ogden Nash 
these should be part of our world all year...not just for christmas.

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, 
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.  
It may weave a spell of nostalgia.  
Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, 
but always it will be a day of remembrance - 
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.  
~Augusta E. Rundel

what i've loved and miss the most...
the hugs. the whispers. the secrets between my self and my brother & sister.
not being able to pick up the phone and call them.
not being able to hear their voices....their laughs!

but they're with me still. in my mind. in my heart.
if you look closely
you can see their reflection in my eyes...
in my tears...and in my smile.

i celebrate christmas in a non-religious kind of way.
not because i'm of another religion.
(i like the feeling of christmas. the lights. the decorations...)

as far as each his own.
so many different beliefs,
and  (for the most part)  the basis for 
so much prejudice. hatred. and closed minds.


from our home to yours...
have a merry...happy...joyous...memorable 'whatever you celebrate'...
and a healthy & prosperous new year!

 let's open our eyes and ears and mind...

let's listen closely to the whispers of the earth. of nature.
we are all one. we are all connected.

(bone doodle #6. made of armadillo & raccoon bones)
see 'bone doodle' tab above for page with MORE!

  stay cool...laura  :]

oh yeah...i almost forgot!
milo just reminded me...she's so excited!
 we're going camping between christmas and new years.
heading up to mistletoe state pk.
stopping along the way for one night at george L. smith state pk.

"Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat."

be safe. stay cool.  laura  :]


  1. Great blog as usual ,love the bone pics.
    have fun on your trip and be safe.
    Happy ??? to you too and a great New Year with Peace and Love

  2. It's late, but I wanted to read your post-glad I did because I was just thinking those same sort of things. I could never have put them into words as eloquently as you did. Merry, Happy Christmas Laura, Sam and Milo!

    By the way, how do you get the animated things on your posts? Like the little string of Christmas lites the other day? They're really cool-not too much fanfare. And the bone doodles rock!

  3. Wonderful post, Laura - as usual. Christmas should be time of remembering those loved ones, both still with us, and not. For many, it stirs up feelings of happy nostalgia or deep sadness. I agree that we should practice those "warm fuzzy" feelings year round, certainly not just at Christmas. As for your comments about religion - I couldn't agree more. It is a source of sadness and frustration to me that many of the world's religions, which should provide not only personal strength and stablility, but also a means of true compassion and understanding of others, too often DO become a convenient excuse for arrogance, prejudice, and hatred. As you so eloquantly stated - also closed minds. We are ideed all connected - if only we all could see and value that fact!

    Have a relaxing holiday & ENJOY that campout! You & Sam be sure to find some of that mistletoe to stand under...G;-)

  4. Enjoy your break - and it sounds like the camping trip could be a source of some great photo opportunities - looking forward to seeing your posts!

    Happy holiday season

  5. Thanks to Terica, Cookie Monster, Susan, LadyBug and Alexia!! for taking time out...and visiting!! it's ALWAYS nice to meet up with you in YOUR part of the world!! :)
    it's Christmas morning...i'm up early as usual...and we decided to get out of town today instead of tomorrow!
    Merry Christmas! HoHoHo!! and a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year to all!
    will see you again around 2011!!
    take care. be safe. stay cool. laura :]
    (OH!! Susan, i sent you email about the animated images in posts!)

  6. Peace and blessings to you. (I love the bone doodle!)

  7. that bone tree thing is really cool! you always amaze me with how much you can create with so little!

    happy holidays!

  8. Hi my dear Laura,
    sorry to meet you not in real life, i would be very happy to see you, because everything in your mind, is like you be my sister i never had.
    Many time i think of you, even i'm not so much in the blogs because i startet to work again in bookkeeping for a big amerivan company.
    May be one day we meet us, otherwise we met long time ago in another world, in mind and spirit.
    Have a good new year with love, peace and happyness.
    Take care abot you and your Anam Caras......

  9. Wonderful thoughts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    I'm behind on reading blogs due to the continuing computer handicap. A new one wasn't in my Christmas--we had to replace the heating and cooling system which finally gave up the ghost the first week in December. Well, there are worse things than not getting to use the computer as frequently as I'd like. :)

  10. kateri, carly, hexen, and bunnits!! thanks for wandering through...i'm kinda glad that the over...NOW i can TRY to get caught up!!

    (bunnits! computer problems! UGH! i hope you get it all worked out soon!! i know, that can be a real pain in the...)

    take care everyone & Happy NEW Year!! laura :]

  11. Its great to see that people are sharing quite profitable information with each other and now we can move our selves to a new era.

  12. Thank you LauraK,
    You never stop being amazing... wondered how I would locate Hexenessel to let her know of changes.
    Felt I had seen her before.
    Visited your new Posting.... do very much love Mushys.. as you say... the variety is a continual splendour, and they like being photographed... writes me way back here instead of there...
    Went on a wander... and there she is, and I can let her know.
    Your timing impeccable.
    Bestest of wishes to you LauraK, and thanks for your help, from M(Magda)Australia

  13. Thanks Magda!

    BUT where ARE you NOW?? where have you moved to??

    i clicked on your name...but it came back saying UNAVAILABLE!

    maybe i should email you...will do that! thanks again for wandering by...and leaving a note! laura :]


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