Dylan has an amazingly calm affect on me. Just watching him sleep helps me sleep better. On the other hand, when he is talkative... he is TALKATIVE! Dylan does not have any problem speaking his mind. The subject varies from MY BROTHER HENDRIX IS A JERK, to PLAY BALL WITH ME RIGHT NOW! Sometimes he will make little sounds and noises when calling me. I have heard his say MaMa. I know, it's hard to believe. Sometimes, very early in the morning, I can hear him in the window answering the call to morning coming from the cute little rooster next door. And most evenings you can hear what sounds a lot like singing coming from the bathroom just off my office. It's a fairly regular event since he was a small kitten. He gets into the bathtub, and sings away. I think he likes the acoustics in there. LOL. There is stress in life, it can't be avoided, but when you have a little person like Dylan, who loves you no matter what, it makes everything so much easier to take!
I love him. He is my baby.
"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
I saw this car last Tuesday. I love it. Not only does the owner have a clear message about how loved they are, the person who felt so enamored demonstrated their affection using Post-It notes. Every since Carrie Bradshaw was dumped by that cad Jack Berger, I have wondered if anyone had ever found out they were loved by a Post-It note. Happily, the answer is YES! Guys, and Girls... don't break up with your person using a Post-It note, but on the other hand there is no bad time to tell your love just how much they are loved... and yes... a Post-It note is a good start!
Sex And The City
"I'm Sorry I Can't, Don't Hate Me"
Season #6 Episode #81: The Post-It Always Sticks Twice
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
Okay, I admit it, I am kinda dorky about Valentine's Day. It's not always filled with big bouquets of roses, romantic movies, and dinners in fancy restaurants, in fact, some of my best Valentine's Days have been spent by myself, reading letters Alan wrote to me a million years ago. SIGH. Then he comes through the door, and I know he is safe, and my day finally begins, and at the same time is complete. Never underestimate the power of a quiet evening at home, great love stories are built on little moments.
"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space."
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."
The Bay Area is full of magnificent artists. Painters. Sculptures. Writers. Dancers. Filmmakers. Performance Artists, and of course Musicians. But every once in a while the natural beauty of the landscape, or seascape in this instance, come together to create a moment of art, that if you are lucky, you will still be thinking about years later. I am pretty sure I will remember what I saw yesterday, on a small cliff in Half Moon Bay, for a long time.
Meet piano liberator, also known as Mauro Ffortissimo. He calls himself the "piano liberator" because of his vision for this particular grand piano. He recently acquired the piano when the new owners of a house in Half Moon Bay found that a past occupant had been left behind... a grand piano. The piano was said to be too rusted and old to be properly tuned, so the new owners gave the piano to Ffortissimo who had a vision for it's last days.
The artist, and a some friends of his, moved the piano to a small cliff at the end of Kelly drive in Half Moon Bay, and that's where it has been since the beginning of February, becoming a part of the landscape, as the artist plays music ranging from the classical to the Beatles. While I was taking the photos for this post, I was lucky enough to enjoy what will be some of the last notes from the piano, and how could I not smile when one of my favorite Beatles songs, "I Saw Her Standing There," met in the air with the sound of the ocean for accompaniment.
Thursday, February 14th, Valentine's Day, will be the last day the piano will be played by the artist on that small cliff in Half Moon Bay, as that is the deadline posed by the city for it's removal due to environmental concerns. As with each evening for the last couple weeks, the piano will embrace the sunset as it's life comes to an end. It is the plan of the artist to set the piano ablaze, perhaps Viking style, at some point soon, but it's it isn't as sad as it might seem, because if I shut my eyes, and think of the music I heard today, I can almost imagine it crossing over into Valhalla.
The Artist And The Piano...
And The View
Whoah, we danced through the night
And we held each other tight
And before too long I fell in love with her
Now I'll never dance with another
Since I saw her standing there
Yes, No, Yes, No?
Red or Blue?
Yes Red, No Blue?
In Out, Up Down?
Do Don't, Can Can't
Choices Sit On The Shelf Life
New Shoes In A Shoe Shop.
If The In Crowd Are Squeezing Into A Must-Have Shoe
And The One Pair Left Are Too Tiny For You
Don't Feel Compelled Into Choosing Them
If You're Really A Size 9, Buy That Size.
While Everyone Else
Hobbles Round With Sore Feet
Your Choices Should Feel Comfortable
Or They Aren't Your Choices At All.
Why Limp When You Can Sprint?
~David Baird, Fiesta Of Happiness: Be True To Yourself
Walls have ears
Doors have eyes
Trees have voices
Beasts tell lies
Beware the rain
Beware the snow
Beware the man
You think you know
~Songs of Sapphique
Catherine Fisher, Incarceron
Some people think revenge is a dish best served cold. I don't know about that. All warm and toasty is pretty good to. Isn't it funny how some warm lovely days and end in the deepest of nightmares? Some people never learn. ;)
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked.Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter."
Alan and I spent most of the day last Tuesday in San Francisco. Sometimes, we like to take the long way home along the coast. Especially if we are leaving the city at, or near, the usual commute hours late in the afternoon. So, in that we were leaving the city at 4:00 PM, we took the coast. One of the things I like best about this route, is the lovely scenery of the ocean, and the quirky points along the way such as the Point Montara Lighthouse, the Moss Beach Distillery, which is rumored to be haunted, although Ghost Hunters debunked that rumor pretty easily in my opinion, and the lovely town of Half Moon Bay. There is always something to see along this route, but one of my favorite sights is always the way the winding road slants just before we get to Pacifica.I thought about straitening out the photo, to make the scene a bit more appealing, but in the end I wanted to show you, accurately, how it looks. TILTED! LOL.
Alan is the one who usually does the driving in San Francisco and along the coast. It's just nice to sit back and relax and take in the view. I enjoy the challenge of taking photos out the window as the tilt of the landscape changes. It's fun. And I am happy when we are driving along those winding roads. I thank God every day for Alan, and of course, my cameras.