Saturday, July 31, 2010
I'm always searching for signs. The night of the Full Buck Moon, when its light flooded my room, anointing me with good fortune, I began looking for signs to confirm the blessing that had been bestowed on me. And for the right music...I listen to music sometimes to find hidden messages from the universe...kind of like a soundtrack for my life. Earlier this week I was driving to the hospital for my father's surgery and fervently searching for some symbol of hope to hold on to when Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' began to play. I looked out my window as hundreds of birds suddenly rose up from a thicket I was passing. The birds, the song...it was awe- inspiring. I knew I had received my sign.....but from who? God, the universe, or do we create our own signs to comfort ourselves? Of course that afternoon while eating steak in a country roadhouse I heard the song, 'Cause the more I drink...the more I drink.' I think I'll stop looking for signs.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This is one of the students at our school in the multi-handicapped class...I took this picture last year for our school yearbook. Tonight he is surrounded by family and friends in a hospital bed in critical condition with no options left to save him. They are waiting for him to leave this world believing that he will be in a better place and will finally be able to freely run and play and talk...