Friday, March 27, 2015

Violet and Igor

Happy Friday, my friends. I came upon this lovely video and I had to share with all of you.

I'm a romantic by nature, which I'm sure you can tell by reading my blog. One of my favorite story lines on season five of Downton Abbey was between Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) and Prince Igor Kuragin (Rade Sherbedgia). It revealed a whole new side of Violet to the audience. Why should love have an age limit? If you haven't seen Season Five, then stop reading now. Don't watch the video.

I was rooting for Violet and her Prince. Sigh, somethings are not meant to be. Did you hear season six will be the last? I think it's best to end a series on a high note. Perhaps I can still hope for the cranky Princess dying and Prince Igor comes back for his Violet in the last season.

P.S. My last name Graham is a scottish surname which is dervived from the english place name Grantham!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Romantic Vignette # 12: Rainy day beauty

Belle loved the rain since as long as she could remember. When others would don dark coats and rain boots, she walk out in colors of cream, celadon, seafoam, vanilla. Her cloak barely touching the ground and her boots buffed to glow in the foggy rain days. She took comfort in the rain as a long lost friend. Belle knew the beauty of a rainy day remained the pleasure of few people. She felt anyone can love the sunshine, it takes a special person to love the rain.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring

Hello my friends. It is a gloomy looking day in The Bronx with a threat of snow coming in the air. Snow!! Winter won't let go. At 6;45 est, Spring will officially be here. Not only is it the Spring Equinox, it is a New Moon in Aries, and a Solar Eclipse. It is a cosmically charged day, my friends.

Here is my Spring altar chock filled with roses, eggs, bunnies, crystals and shells. I have my altar up high to discourage Jacob and Jet from getting to it. Having a preschooler and a kitten around makes for a lot of highjinks especially when decorating.

Are you planning anything fun today and the first weekend of Spring? Any fun Spring goals for yourselves? Please share in the comments.

I want to share with you a lovely story about Spring; also, why bunnies and eggs are connected to it. The story goes ,as I understand it, that the goddess Ostara had woken up from her slumber. Thus spring began. All the animals wanted to share an offering to her. So they did, then one sweet Bunny came up to her. The bunny had a basket of eggs with colors in the shades of flowers, sky and sunshine. Ostara was so delighted with her gift. She declared Bunnies and eggs her personal favorites. Long after new religions sprang, still bunnies and eggs remain part of Spring.

I'm wishing you all a wonderful brand new Spring.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


What I can do - I will-
Though it be little as a Daffodil
That I cannot - must be
Unknown to possibility -
- Emily Dickinson

PS. April is Poetry month. I will be celebrating it all April long. Stay tuned for all the great Poetry coming..


Monday, March 16, 2015

Dream Thought #74: Rest

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life


Friday, March 13, 2015

Lucky Friday

Hello, my friends. Happy Friday the 13th. Yes, we just had a Friday the 13th last month. This day is special to me also because it's the birthday of a dear friend of mine.

I consider it a lucky day, my friends. I hope you do too. So sing and dance with a black cat while you walk under a ladder with an umbrella open.

Here are three ways I do to feel more lucky and happy in my life:

1) Do you have a favorite time in your life you were really happy? It can be childhood up until yesterday. Re-member that time.
One of my favorite times for me, is as a girl riding my bike happily by myself on a spring or summer day. I remember the feeling of lightness and freedom I felt. Even now as I write this, I can capture that feeling again. Go back and remember the sights, the sounds, smells of one of your favorite times. Let yourself luxuriate in that memory for a while. Before you know it, you will feel your happiness bubble up inside.

2) I was inspired by Summer McStravick's Flowdreaming with this. I close my eyes and imagine myself walking into an energy field of prosperity and happiness. I use whatever color I'm feeling at the time: yellow, blue, pink. I walk in and let the lovely energy swirl around and within me. It helps to take away any tension or negativity I'm feeling in the moment. After a few minutes, I feel inspired and relaxed.

3) Saying Thank you. I like to thank my creator for all the wonderful things I have. Even small things like that great dinner I made last night, the blue of the sky today or how Jacob, my son, gave me spontaneous kisses on my forehead. The little sweet things in life are to me complied make a great life. Say thank you daily. I believe the more you say Thank you, the more sweet things will come your way.

I'm wishing you all a Lucky Friday the 13th and have a great weekend. See you all back here on Monday


Monday, March 9, 2015

You're the one that I want

Happy Monday, my friends. Here is something good to start of your Monday right. I heard this version of You're the one that I want by Lo-Fang about two months ago. I loved it. I have been playing it non stop. For all of us who grew up watching the movie Grease, it gives the song a sensuous dimension to it. Enjoy.