Thursday, March 31, 2016

That The Light Is Everything

"Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled-
to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.
I want to believe I am looking

into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe that the imperfections
are nothing-
that the light is everything..." - Mary Oliver "The Ponds"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My Childhood Uniform

Saddle Shoes and reversible plaid pleated skirts circa 1950's. 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Fun 2016

We had a wonderful family gathering for Easter Sunday at my brother and sister in law's home March 27, 2016.  Here's a little glimpse of our day.  The sun was out and extended family were in town.  The kids swam and played video games and everyone ate and drank and had so many laughs.  It was a wonderful Easter Sunday with the family.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Celebrating Maria's Birthday

 Happy Birthday Maria!

Opa!!! What better way to celebrate my Greek friend Maria's birthday than to gather up the troops to see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding Part 2".  We did just that last Friday.  Let the fun continue.
 Happy, Happy Birthday Maria!  
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Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Something Nice To Think About

What a wonderful 
thought it is that
 some of the best 
days of our lives
haven't happened yet.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Secret Silence

The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
And secret silence...
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Love, Abstraction and other Speculations

Monday, March 21, 2016

New Orleans One Year Ago Day 5

On our last day we had no real plans other than to relax at the hotel and check out by 11:00.  
A nice breakfast on Saturday morning March 21st, 2015 poolside at Place d'Armes.

 As our flight home was not scheduled to depart until 7:45 P.M. we had lots of time to enjoy the city. We checked out at 11:00 and left our bags so we could take a long walk around the French Quarter.

 Found the place where Tennessee Williams lived. The streetcars are named after the streets they run on.
There is really a street named "Desire"on which a streetcar in New Orleans runs.

Tennessee Williams resident is now this store front.

The neighborhood homes were quite colorful and interesting

 Streetnames are on the ground

 We wandered back to Jackson Square. It was a bustling area and felt like Disneyland on this busy Saturday morning full of tourists.

 Back at the hotel we were able to relax  by the pool

 I took a walk down the street to the Central Grocery Store and got us our muffaletto sandwiches and a couple of beers. 

 It was the best sandwich and we were so happy to taste the authentic and famous Muffaletto

 Yummy! A must try when you are in New Orleans.
We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying a quiet peaceful time and even managed to study our italian lessons.

Our cab picked us up at 5:00 and we made our way to the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans. Time to head home.

Our getaway to New Orleans was a really fun and memorable adventure. We take away the great city motto:


 Mitra and Barb's Great New Orleans Adventure!

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