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Showing posts from September 6, 2009

Just passing by

Image found at Daily Mail. Faces and crowds rush past the door where I'm standing. Some say hello, some only my neighbor knows. There are hugs, there are smiles, there is a great deal of talking surrounding me. Where is the crowd that I'm to travel with? Where is my tribe? Where is the place of comfort and understanding and standing elbow to elbow and side by side. Our lives have touched, worked together, and had coffee. We've sat and talked over work projects and the business of life. You keep moving, going place to place, hand in hand with your pack of friends. I stay here, smiling, saying hello and farewell and watch everything pass me by. Copyright T.L. Eastman 09'

Let us break bread together

World Vision is an humanitarian organization that cares for many people around the world. I was introduced to this organization when they came to my home town to put on an Aids Awareness Exhibit last fall. Please take a moment an look at this simple and tangible way of sharing in the needs of people around the world. If you are interested in hosting a Broken Bread Poverty Meal to raise awareness and help end world hunger, go to World Vision for more information. This looks like a great opportunity for my church's youth group or local Peace group to get involved with. Where does this meal fit into your community?

Looking for beautiful bits

Image found at or I've been feeling a little like a storm cloud this week, so I thought I'd give myself an assignment to acknowledge the light, happy and joyful things of life. It's not quite 9am and I've already seen and heard some hopeful things. Today's assignment: Look around and see the beauty that surrounds you. Open you eyes and let the light and color wash away the greyness from your heart. Take note of all the beautiful and uplifting bits and pieces of life and give thanks for them. This practice is kind of like fresh fruit for someone with scurvy - it provides the vitamin c nutritionally necessary to banish the general weakness, anemia, and malaise of the condition. The glorious sunshine. The smell of caramel coffee brewing. Getting that extra half hour of sleep. (Thanks Ian for taking H. to school today.) Hearing the sound of my neighbor's jack russell pup's feet padding quickly down the sidewalk

Forever young

My facebook and high school friend Jill just posted some oldies but goodies of me in my Jr. and Sr. years of high school... enjoy! Singing "Bless the beasts and the children" winter chorus concert of 1987. Spring program of 1989 - I'm singing Bob Dylans' "Forever Young". Our choir trip to NYC in 1987- I think this is the morning we went to visit the statue of liberty. Can you spot which one is me? Here's Bob doing "Forever Young" as only Bob can do...


Image from the blog Nikstake. Autumn colors are changing and I sense something moving, shifting and rearranging. I am spiraling, dancing without counting 1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4. I'm wandering through this journey and wish I knew what was next. Where things are going, I'm not sure at all. Get ready to catch me, cause I feel like I'm about to fall. Copyright 2009, T.L. Eastman