Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Friday, November 30, 2018

11/30/18 RMB November Raindrops


11/30/18 RMB November Raindrops

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

November has brought us enough rain for the land take a good long drink, a little too much for the California parts touched by fire this year.

On the drive home last night, raindrops rested on the windshield and captured street lights and headlights, small spheres reflecting green, red, yellow, and white, and then rolling down fast, only to be replaced by another and another. It was a vision of water at play. “Wheeeee” they wooshed by. It brought me a smile. Although rain is more plentiful in your neck of the woods, I hope this observation brings a smile to you too.

December, here we come,
Loraine

Friday, November 16, 2018

11/16/18 RMB Bright, Shining Sun


11/16/18 RMB Bright, Shining Sun

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

It is Friday. The sun is shining, and the air is cool and crisp, what a wonderful combination.

The bustle of the day will be underway soon. There will be calls to be made, emails to answer, orders to process, books to ship, all of the fun that goes with working in a small publishing company.

But for just a moment, my friend the Sun reminds me to enjoy the good tidings of this day.

Hope your day is bright and shiny and full of magical moments too,
Loraine

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

11/13/18 RMB Birthday Wish


11/13/18 RMB Birthday Wish

Dear Rita Mae Brown,
With your birthday fast approaching, I wanted to get this letter out to say Happy Birthday! I wish for you a wonderful “new” year. May it be filled with little happy surprises, companionship, and a wealth of good tidings that fill your days with joy.

Election day is passed and it is good that people are voting. Our America can be better than this, more united, more compassionate, and wise. We will get there.

The fires in California are a challenge and have left heartbreak in their wake. Survivors will rebuild or relocate, and we all mourn the loss of animals and loved ones, whether we knew them or not, it takes a toll to hear the news and our hearts go out to those effected.

The same for the other tragedies happening around the country. People are connected. Together we grieve our losses.

We also celebrate our accomplishments, our good deeds and triumphs. It is so easy to see in the eyes of one another whether we are discussing a football game or the nightly news, an invisible connection of energy, full of possibilities.

As with the old theme of good vs evil, it takes only shift for the connection to be lost and destruction to ensue. Perhaps with recognizing the connection, writing about it in a letter to a favorite author, discussing it with a friend, or just giving it a moment of thought, we can strengthen the bond. United we stand.

Celebrating with you,
Loraine