just too funny...
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Posted by Joni McClain at 9:01 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
it would not suffer from the teeth of a saw
or the blows of an axe.
If the Sun did not run across the sky
the world would not see
the colors of morning.
If water did not rise from the sea
plants would not be quickened
by rivers or rain.
It’s only when a drop leaves the ocean and returns
that it can find an oyster
and become a pearl.
When Joseph left his father
both were weeping.
Didn’t he gain a kingdom and a fortune
in the end?
Didn’t the Prophet
gain the world and a hundred empires
by traveling to Medina?
But you have no need to go anywhere
journey within yourself.
Enter a mine of rubies
and bathe in the splendor of your own light.
O great one,
Journey from self to Self
and find the mine of gold.
Leave behind what is sour and bitter
move toward what is sweet.
Be like the thousand different fruits
that grow from briny soil.
This is the miracle
Every tree becomes beautiful
when touched by sunlight;
Every soul becomes God
when touched by the Sun of Tabriz.
– Version by Jonathan Star
“Rumi – In the Arms of the Beloved”
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, New York 1997
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
From Renaissance Unity meditation this morning:
"This morning, I noticed that many of the leaves on nearby trees have been transformed into gold and red over the past two days. I have been thinking about something I read about leaves and the process of changing their colors which, is not really a change at all. It seems that the red, rust, gold, orange and yellow is rapidly replacing the green has been there all along. The trees produce the green color in their leaves during photosynthesis, which temporarily masks the true color of the leaf. When photosynthesis stops, the leaf "turns" into the color that it already is. God, there have been times in my life when I felt like I was a gold and orange leaf masquerading as a green leaf because that was what I thought I should be and because I listened to people who told me I should be a good little leaf and be green like every other leaf. I am not a green leaf. I am golden and orange and I am proud to be what I am. Today, I celebrate my true colors, the colors You painted into me." ~author unknown
Posted by Joni McClain at 10:46 AM
Monday, October 19, 2009
Just honoring the cast of I Love You You're Perfect Now Change for their win along with six other nominations for NxNW Theatre. Congratulations go to Miriam Rubin for her work in The Shadow Box! And then there's all those other wonderful winners - who include Karen and Judy, too.
Posted by Joni McClain at 1:38 AM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
“The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.” Willa Sibert Cather
Posted by Joni McClain at 1:20 AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Yesterday, I gained a groovy new nephew. The wedding was so full of love even if the groom did toss a coin when the minister asked him if he would take the bride. It rained, meaning the pressure was off - we loved it, one another, had a wonderful time -- and I managed to improvise a studio in the garage. I think this is my favorite shot... so far.
Posted by Joni McClain at 4:33 PM
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Posted by Joni McClain at 8:32 AM