My blog has a new home!!

I've found a new home for my blog and photos! I hope you'll pop over and take a look here Picsie Chick. The site is still in the building stages, with all of the same great pictures, and many new features to come. I'd love to know what you think of it. See you there! ~T~

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Rise up, Beautiful. Every Bit True

Rise up,
Beautiful

Let me see you

all of you

torn apart heart
jangled memories
scars and bumps and bruises
and all

every bit you
every bit true

every bit beautiful.

I want to see you

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Dive Into Me In Tenderness


Dive Into Me In Tenderness, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

dive
crash
stumble
jump

into me

right here

learn the jagged frays
of past hurts

trace the soft outlines
of my heart
with your intention

in tenderness
trust
our
selves
into one

soul

in

tenuous
soul

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Precarious soul-baring gratitude

It's a precarious business

this soul-baring

this fire-starting

this soul-family-coming-together

and it's worth every moment

the learning
the balance
the give

and the give

accepting
abundance
in its many forms

sending waves of
gratitude

gales of beauty

flowers on wings

sparkling across the ether
holding the thread
that holds us all together

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

It's especially fun when you sass. Use that voice.

voice

I wanna hear it
yours
mine

ours together

do you keep your true voice

hidden

or do you let it out
let it burst forth

to
comment
question
rejoice
compliment
sass
(it's especially fun when you sass)

further the discussion
join the conversation

use that voice of yours.

it's beautiful

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The Latest Contest!

If you're following me on Twitter (and really, if you aren't yet, why not?), then you know I've been having a contest as I reach every new hundred followers.  At each contest I find some methodology to choose the contestants (someone made me laugh, people who retweeted me, etc) and some random way of selecting the winner.  Then I send them an Art Card of one of my photos right to their home address. 

Now that I've reached 900 followers, I've decided to really play the gratitude game.

You tell me who should win the contest - nominate someone (preferably someone I can follow on Twitter) - and tell me why they should win and which photo should be the prize.

This is wide open.  Anyone can play, anyone can win, and everyone gets a chance to look through my photos  which, I've heard from some people, is a nice pick-me-up  anytime.

How do you enter?  Lots of ways:

You can tweet me - be sure to use @picsiechick or dm me so I'm sure to see it.
Or you can leave a comment here.

If your nominee is on the interwebs, leave a link to what they do so I can get to know them, too.  If they are so sparkly-wonderful that they deserve a card from me, I want to know them!

Be warned, once I reach 1000 followers, I won't be having "hundred" contests anymore.  There will still be contests, but they will be random, much like my powers of observation.  So, since there's really only 2 more "sure thing" contests, you probably don't want to miss out.

ps:  should you nominate yourself?  While it's not entirely in the spirit of gratitude, it is in the spirit of recognizing your own awesomeness (as Catherine Caine of http://www.beawesomeonline.com/ advocates), so, sure, tell me a compelling reason that you should win, and you'll be entered, too

Hugs and butterflies, everyone,
~T~

Monday, May 31, 2010

At the touch of the DJ's fingertips...spin

needle on vinyl

spin
to be heard

at the touch of the
DJ's fingertips

or solitary
in the sunroom

the voice is the same

only context is altered

volume
venue
audience

promotion
admission
appearance

still the same voice

distilled down

it sings of the same things as always
and it sings of the same things as all ones

beauty
connection
the Infinite
Self
love
emotions

seeking

always seeking

the bump and rattle
frenetic crowd

the hum and breath
alone

listen
you will hear it

the voice that is
you
me
us

you will hear it

spin

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

I wait...breathless, breathing into this moment

Rest

recovery
rejuvenation

what does it take to get there

when capacity is reached
or breached

rest
communication
distraction

re-energize
contribute to
the next phase
and its success

proud of what was accomplished
drained and full all the same

excited about what is yet to come
what is to be built

it's too loud in here

so I focus there

on that drop

I know it can't stay there forever
and so I wait with it
breathless
breathing
into this moment

letting the Infinite reconnect
all the synapses and
capillaries

until I am
again
refreshed

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Successful Distraction


Successful Distraction, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

Brilliant!

Days and nights
slogging
pounding
pushing

like a chain uphill

such slow progress
barely perceptible

the moment
for a moment
success

then

sudden complete failure

shift gears
the show must go on

a different success

a night's sleep

distillation of thought
fresh eyes
fresh mind

an idea
try this

and

true success

WAHOOOO!

and, on to the next project....

but first,

celebration
relaxation
congratulation

all necessary

I'm far too distracted
by the euphoria of

nailing it.

what was I supposed to do next?

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yes, Bring those...Make me Feel Fine

bubbles
(like in the song)
tiny ones

the ones that are meant
to elevate the mood

yes,
bring those

and your delicious smile

and your infectious laugh

and your tantalizing stories

there are some days
that require
escape

and you can help

...make me feel fine...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vexations Melt A Way


Vexations Melt A Way, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

enchanted

a glimpse of
another world

soft
welcoming
comforting

all the irritations
frustrations
vexations

heaped upon
weighted shoulders
burdened mind


melt

a

way


freeing the Infinite

releasing

Joy


being
in
this
moment

We're waiting for you....

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

This Amorphous Muse


This Amorphous Muse, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

inspiration

like courage

sometimes whispers quietly

sometimes gently nudges us

she can be easy to miss
he can be overlooked in the day to day rush
this glimmer of the Infinite
this amorphous muse

but the message winds around us
tickles us at the edges
diverts our attention

if only we'll let it

but some days are meant
for tasks
and duties
and deadlines

and like courage
inspiration
will be there to try again
tomorrow

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Fan the Flames Higher


Fan the Flames Higher, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

on fire

the embers are aglow

here
inside

there are other elements
critical to creating

fire

the wind
to fan the flames higher

the fuel
to feed them

time, energy

when they arrive
the embers will be ready

let's see what kind of
fire we can start!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Balanced on that Moment in Between

Poised

balanced
on that moment in between

while the thought is still
fresh
new
unique

not yet paired
with the other parts of the plan

not yet integrated
in the overall
scheme

the bits
and pieces
stack close to each other

parts to the
puzzle

parts of the
whole

at times it looks like
they will never come together

it even looks as if
none of them are even connected

but time
persistence
dedication
to the plan

will take us there

when all the pieces
become one

and every part
is a function of success
for the whole

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Infinite's Brush Strokes

Motion in stillness

the Infinite's
brush strokes
reflected

in early morning light

the stream on its constant
journey

each drop a stream
a stream in each drop

life giving
enriching

beauty

I thirst for you

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

What a Great Day This Was


What a Great Day This Was, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

It was a friend day

I woke up with fragments of dreams
populated by my friends T and M and B

(all I remember is that we were very
comfortable
with each other

YAY)

JC and I exchanged a few
witty quips
and deep thoughts

And then I read
what my friends K and D have cooked up
and my brain popped open

with ideas

Later I had a great talk
with S
and marveled at her athletic skill
and her generosity with me
(and my setback)

I was happy for
my bestest friend J
and his latest milestone
and am so happy to be
on this journey with him

R introduced me to L
who shares some surprising
interests

I learned R lives somewhere that
I'd really like to visit

It was sweet that D
invited me to a show
even though I can't go

was "accused" of being a deep thinker
by another friend S

was humbled by K's generosity

had fun sharing butterflies
with all sorts of friends
all over

and when A helped me out with
some computer stuff
I realized

What a great day this was

I have great friends
And I feel truly blessed

Thank you all!


Hugs and butterflies,

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Souls Entangled Between Us


Souls Entangled Between Us, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

One of many

cozy amid my sisters
souls entangled
between us

embarking on
an adventure of woman

surrounded by the Infinite
nestled in her gaze
and each others arms

as we discover the Infinite within

together

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Whisper Fiercely ... beauty


Whisper Fiercely beauty, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

Beauty in small things.
Beauty in all things.

I sign my emails this way
because this is the core of my belief system

The beauty is there
here
over there
under that

always

we just have to seek it
to look for it
to open our hearts to its
song
its shimmer
its pull

beauty is not absent
as the flower finishes its show

nor is she absent
as the earth rests under snow

we know this
intrinsically

we can feel this
viscerally
and we know this
intellectually

I breathe it daily

So why is it so hard
to see the beauty in a set-back
to accept that when the push towards a goal
is interrupted

there is a reason

there is a need for rest

for a kind of beauty that whispers fiercely
that soundlessly begs
to be seen
above the disappointment

did my body fail me?
or did I fail my body?

neither

somewhere in this is beauty

because I believe this
my life depends on it

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sad at the loss


Sad at the loss, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

One of those nights.

Thunderstorm
Electrifying
Filled my house up with rumbling
Made my heart pound
My ears ring

Made me feel alive

And totally distracted me

One chore done
One step of one project

And then the fire
Sad at the loss
It's a beautiful house
I've always wanted to go in it....
...see inside,
meet the ghosts

Alas, she was struck by lightning

The very storm I was loving
Took something beautiful away

Isn't that how it always goes?

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

It Holds Me.... Hostage


It Holds Me.... Hostage, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

Inward.

We need to look there.

Find the tender bits.
Poke.
Ask.
Try to understand
(try to remember).

It's obvious,
the broken-ness,
it's there
it lives
it breathes
it holds me hostage
(but only sometimes)

and I ask myself

do I really want to know?

If the forgetting is there
to protect me,
is it not best
to let it keep protecting me?

If I keep looking
it feels like
it will pull me in
suck me into its vortex
into the darkness
(and maybe a revelation

but maybe not)

and suddenly,
not gradually like it began,
the moon moves past new,
and my focus turns outward.

We need to look there,
inward

but only sometimes

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Each moment....breathless


Each moment....breathless, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

balanced points
resting in Spring's early gaze
readying for the long growing season ahead

Heart-held and head-weary
lit from within

each moment a transformation

each moment breathless

each point
unique

gather these to you now
before they change
before they are lost

for
with one flourish
all points will be one, flowing,
as if they had never been apart

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Can the story be re-written?

ready to lift you up
hold you steady
when the brokenness
wants to pull you in

at the hands
and the words
of our sisters
and brothers

joy is revealed

can the story be
re-written

can the brokenness
be inlaid with -
imbued with -
transformed into -
joy

even if the brokenness
is a giant gaping mystery
of not-knowing

let her in
through all the cracks
and broken pieces
to fill that chasm
and bring the peaceful beauty

that is joy

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Take this chance


Take this chance, originally uploaded by picsie.chick.

A blur
a ruckus
a flurry
of flourishes

that repeats itself
hour upon hour

unless we pause

let the water of life grow still around us
just for this moment
take this chance

to see yourself
clearly
reflected
smooth
untroubled

the ripples will start again soon enough

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