Category: January 2021


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 251 January 29th, 2021 Louise has again chosen to invite the moon into her post, in the form of this sensual poem by Verlaine. This poem speaks of the calming, iridescent moon whose effect is most intense, of course, on clear nights.… Continue Reading “THE BLUE HOUR”

SMILE…(part 2)

COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 250 Friday, January 29th 2021 Yesterday, while coming to the end of setting up Louise’s choices and the message of A SMILE, I knew that I wasn’t finished. As I worked with the beautiful Le Cl├ęzio quote, an old melody had started… Continue Reading “SMILE…(part 2)”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 249 January 27th, 2021 What lovelier way to celebrate memories and joy in these dark winter days of the pandemic, than by evoking the smile of a loved one. This is what Louise did yesterday, while she reminisced about her mother, a… Continue Reading “A SMILE”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 247 January 24th, 2021 Louise’s wonderful, convivial energy is infectious, but it’s being depleted by the social isolation of the pandemic. She sent me these thoughts about the pleasures of sharing a meal with others; of sitting around a table, and the… Continue Reading “GUESTS AT THE TABLE”

MOON and water

COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 246 January 23, 2021 I have had a hard time of late meeting the daily deadline Louise and I had been so good at adhering to through these months of the pandemic. She has always been there on Messenger, bright and early,… Continue Reading “MOON and water”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 245 January 20th, 2021 Having been away from my computer yesterday, I’m especially happy to be here, at the keyboard this morning. It’s Inauguration Day in the USA, and I am taking that in from Hudson, which once was the countryside but… Continue Reading “THE MEETING OF TWO SOULS”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 243 January 15th, 2021 We make choices every day that determine, to a large extent, the life we will live or hope to live…Beginning to buckle under the strain of so many consecutive months of anxious dread and of dealing with everything… Continue Reading “LIVING WELL”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 242 January 14th, 2021 Louise seems to have found the key to a mindset that is helping to lift her spirits, and to laugh and smile more often, even as the pandemic stretches toward what, on certain days, appears to be an… Continue Reading “I AM A DREAMER”

a passion for life

COLLABORATION/OFFERING NO. 241 January 14th 2021 Yesterday, while I was at the hospital having chemotherapy, Louise seemed to have found, deep within herself, an immense joy–one commensurate with her passion for life, because this is what she sent to me (which I read while… Continue Reading “a passion for life”


COLLABORATION/OFFERING no. 239 January 8th, 2021 I’ve been playing hooky again; not showing up with a daily offering. I’m sorry about that. But the reasons for my absenteeism are health-related, and so, I must take time off every now and again until everything is… Continue Reading “THE ORIGIN OF IDEAS”