The Beautiful Girl I Met Today

"I need ten cents more," the cashier says. "Really?"  Had I mistaken a nickel for a quarter?  I dig around my bag, in which I'd stored previous purchases.  And a book.  And my scarf.  Where is my little change purse?  Evidently, I hadn't returned it to its designated spot. "Here, I have change," a voice …

Continue reading The Beautiful Girl I Met Today

You. Know. I. Can. Make It Last Forever, Baby [Better Than Chocolate]

Better Than Chocolate is a beauty of a movie about love, courage, personal growth and discovery.  It takes you gently by the hand for a light-hearted journey through serious issues.  These themes of censorship, book banning, freedom and equality are close to my heart.  And, of course, love. The Better Than Chocolate soundtrack is one …

Continue reading You. Know. I. Can. Make It Last Forever, Baby [Better Than Chocolate]

Be Present, Baby

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~ Lao Tzu ~~~ More often than not we tend to worry about what's to come, or dwell on something that's already happened.  We …

Continue reading Be Present, Baby