We goof around imitating the statue's kissing pose. Photo credit: Mimi Fowler who patiently waited for other people to get out of the shot.
San Diego revealed its sunny beauty on my birthday, making it fun and easy to do my favorite things. Lunch at the Fish Market – ah, I can still taste those delicious scallops! Strolling alongside the harbor. And going out to the Coronado beach to wade in the chilly Pacific Ocean.
This huge statue of a sailor kissing a young woman (girlfriend? stranger?) towers in a park between the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and the Fish Market. David and I couldn’t resist imitating the pose. I love birthday kisses. And he loves every opportunity to kiss me. Silly as we may look, we had fun!
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When I despair, I remember that all through history, the ways of truth and love have always won. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
This quote brought me solace today as I reflected on the recent tragedy in Tucson, Arizona. This senseless massacre of people going about their lives causes me to stop, send out my love and prayers to those whose lives have been forever changed by the tragedy, and take a personal assessment of how I am walking and talking in my daily life. Are my words and actions based on love or fear? Am I living the personal values I cherish?
A rock towers on a outcropping in the high desert country of southern California. Photo credit: Rose Muenker
I can’t help but marvel at the perfect balance of this rock at Sacred Rocks Reserve. On my nature trail walks, I often stop here to take in the sweeping views and admire the rocks’ raw beauty.
More than that, I admire how grandly it stands, showing all its sides except for the small surface needed to anchor it to earth. It inspires me to show myself grandly, to bravely be who I truly am and to shine — even when I have only a small bit of confidence to anchor me, even when the winds of fear howl, even when rains of frustration pour.
This grand rock has inspired my personal theme for this year: Fearless Authenticity!