30-day Challenge. Day 24: Cushions.

My friend Maria De Jesus Ramirez Cervantes made these cushions for a patio swing I traded some chairs for and use instead of a sofa. Why sit when you can swing while you watch movies?


30-day Challenge. Day 24: Cushions. My friend Maria De Jesus Ramirez Cervantes made these cushions for the swing.

30-day Challenge. Day 21: The Fragrant Kitchen.

Kitchen

Forget the boardroom.
This is where the power is.
This kitchen
filled with clutter and spice,
swirling and dodging,
collecting our lives.

It is here that we make
Big Decisions,
where Peace is restored
Hunger solved
Souls replenished.
Here, we make mistakes,
red-button catastrophes and, then,
apologize and hold one another
hoping to be forgiven, to forgive,
never really knowing.

This kitchen, bright and rambling,
a world in itself,
secures us, like a bouquet of rosemary
swinging lightly from the eves,
the fragrance of
our ragged dreams
our mingled prayers
sustain us as we move beyond
the porch steps.

– Anne Kundtz

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