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Yellow and Red

I loved the bright yellow of these lilies, and the shadows within the petals.

The shadows against the whiteness is what caught my attention, as I walked past this patio.

I have been fairly busy, as far as reading goes. I am reading, or recently read:

The Autobiography of God, by Julius Lester

Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar

Uprooting the Poison Tree, by Myra L. Weiner

City of a Thousand Gates, by Rebecca Sacks

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Thank you for visiting. Be well, be safe, and I hope your day is a nice one.

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Did I Say Books?!

I have neglected my blog the past several days. Between family events, and searching for, and buying a new mattress for my bed, I have been busy. I have also been quite busy reading, reading, and reading. I am reading a few books at once. I alternate between them, as the mood fits.

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II, is the latest book I am about to set my eyes on, and will begin reading.

I finished reading The Girl Who Escaped From Auschwitz. I give it a four-star rating, with five-stars being the highest.

The Plum Trees by Victoria Shorr, is a book I am in the midst of reading.

Those Who Are Saved, by Alexis Landau, is another book I am currently reading.

The Light of the Midnight Stars, by Rena Rossner, is a book I have just started reading.

Lastly, but not least, I have pre-ordered the Kindle version of The Hour of the Witch, by Chris Bohjalian. I will physically go to the book store, tomorrow, when the book will be physically available to buy, and purchase it. I will read the Kindle version, and keep the hardcover copy for my personal library.

I often do that with books, read the Kindle version, and buy the hardcover to keep on my bookshelves.

Take a step into nature, if you are able to do so. You will not be disappointed.

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Flowers and So Much More

Walking in the Demonstration Gardens, and viewing the illuminating, bright red tulips, was a lift to my spirits. They were beautiful blouses of joy, along the paths.

Look at her, little miss yellow, showing her stuff, within the redness! She couldn’t be missed, and I assume that was her intention.


Magnolias are such a beautiful flower, strong and confident.

Look at her blossoms, upright, reaching for the sky, and making her statement of independence.

Which is stronger, in your opinion, the small boulder, or the beautiful, delicate looking flowers? I vote for the flowers, covering the ground, bringing beautiful tones against the neutral ones.

I love benches, no matter the age, the shape, the size, or location. Benches bring me a sense of comfort. They always have, and always will.

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Please take care of yourselves. -Lorri

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Shabbat Before Passover/Pesach

Shabbat is upon us, tonight, and Passover/Pesach will follow, tomorrow night. Here are some Haggadahs that I own, and continue to peruse, even when Passover/Pesach ends.

A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel.

Pesach for the Rest of Us: Making the Passover Seder Your Own, by Marge Piercy.

Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children

Here is a Passover Cookbook that I have used recipes from, throughout the year: The No Potato Passover, by Aviva Kanoff, is a fantastic cook book.

Once again, Shabbat Shalom!


			

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Shadowing

Shadows fill our lives, following us through decades, centuries

Connectors stretch strands through DNA, genetics.

Life lines of our trees, our genealogy, are part of our personal continuum.

Shadows, heritages, expand through millennia

blossoming new generations forward.

Shadows fill our lives, following us through decades, centuries
Connectors stretch strands through DNA, genetics
Life lines of our trees, our genealogy, are part of our personal continuum
Shadows, heritages, expand through millennia
blossoming new generations forward.
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Photographs, prose, Copyright Lorri M.

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Slate, Cypress, Bolders, Straw

Paths of slate

weathered shapes of grey

black, roughed edged

form the base for many wanderings.

Smoothness worn thin

through time and footsteps

still stand strong

warriors within

neutral tones of earth.

Between cypress,

boulders, straw

lies earth that

has felt man’s feet

upon its back,

its spine

wandering in directions

of unknown illuminations

from past, present

moving towards future

possibilities.

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Shabbat Shalom to those who celebrate. For everyone who visits, I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Writings and photography are Copyrights Lorri M.

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