Posts filed under ‘a tribute’

a coda of lights!

~

this

is

the last dance

of

the last act

before

the final curtain call

of

the season.

it has been quite a run of glowing performances

but

it is now time

to bid adieu,

pack up the costumes and the sets

until

we return

again next year.

~

Please,

do not be sad

~ ~ ~

miracles await us!

~

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Hanukkah 2003…

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December 23, 2014

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December 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm 11 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – The Finale

The Finale

soaring crescendos

all the dancers on the stage

Clara bids farewell

clara

me – Act I – center stage – before the tree starts to grow

The photo above was taken from a special souvenir photo book which was created for the 1981 Nutcracker Season.  After spending my Sunday afternoon digging through boxes, I found this gem amongst many, many other treasures.  This photo was taken in 1979.

I hope you have enjoyed my series of pieces inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet.  As a child, the holidays were The Nutcracker. As an adult, they are very special memories – ones which I will never, ever forget.  Just ask my boys….they hear the same stories year after year, after year, after year…..and it looks like y’all will be suffering the same fate!

December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm 17 comments

The day…after the day of the watch and roll…..

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It was a very long day.
A long day indeed.
A day to remember.
A day in which the Patriots
rolled into first place
&
WON THEIR VERY FIRST BOWLING TOURNAMENT
EVER!!!!
~
~
~
Stevenson Patriots in Lincolnshire, IL

December 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm 10 comments

the essence of ballet

~

~

~

To possess

an undying desire

to achieve

immeasurable grace

in its purest form ~

~

a classical ballet dancer

~

September 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm 7 comments

a monochromic observance

ϒ

dark, light and greys

what a mysterious view

a vast history unknown

but

such an enticing enigma

standing

stalwart

as a true testament of time…

ϒ

b-w tree

standing for over a century – Nippersink Forest Preserve

ϒ

 

September 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm 11 comments

Happy 4th!

hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque

amongst many salads, chips and s’mores.

there is much on this holiday’s menu;

today’s tastings should not ∼

could not be

a

bore.

there are gatherings of all shapes and sizes ∼

not your typical 24 hour day.

it is one in which we celebrate a special birth ∼

our guest of honor ∼

the US of A.

though this is a day of feasting and fun,

let’s not lose sight of all we have lost;

those who fought hard for our independence ∼

the valiant who paid the ultimate cost.

whether you live in my country or do not,

i wish all of you a wonderful Friday.

the weekend is almost upon us

so enjoy some fun

&

go out

and

play!

July 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm 19 comments

Memorial Day – Remembering

∞ ∞

reflections of the past

their call to duty

so many lives… lost

we remember with honor

∞ ∞

May 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

to my boys

you

are the

reason why

i live this life

each morning i wake

each breath i take

remember

i love

you

May 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm 8 comments

Us.

ϒ

we may never go for a walk

or

share a cup of coffee

ϒ

we may never meet face to face

or

hear one another speak

ϒ

we may never hold each others hand

or

cry in each others arms

ϒ

we may never do this

and

may never do that…

ϒ

BUT

ϒ

what we do

is

share.

ϒ

we share

 ourselves

and

this

is

the

most precious

gift

of

all

ϒ

ϒ

 

 

April 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm 23 comments

March 19th

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*

lots of flowing tears

giggles here and there

thoughtful walks with Pee

a day of memories

*

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our Billiam
6/7/60 – 3/19/12

*

two years have come and gone

year three has just begun

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March 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm 11 comments

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