My Ideal

My Ideal

Monday, June 1, 2015

Love Working, Working, Working

Been painting furniture this Spring,
after having sworn it off 5 years ago.





A 1967 Magnavox Stereo Console for B Henry's birthday



I think she liked it!! After all she christened it with Sinatra!!



Also worked on a Vintage Table & Chairs for B Henry
and a China Cabinet (in background) for me.





A Bureau for My Husband.



I think I might be getting my MOJO back! 
.....and I'm Liking It! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Truth be told







Have you had "the party's over" moment yet?
That singular thought that bores a hole through your joy,
That renders you small, insignificant & without response,
That shocking truth 
your youthful armor had protected you from?
I can't conceive the science that orders our lives 
when a vein of emotions, thoughts & memories 
can be literally stuffed into a tiny moment.
.....and with that brimming moment comes the wash of futility. 
Everything changes in you forever.
Your Hope is taken in an unwanted trade for Resignation.
In a panicked whelp you ask,
"Could I have been wrong about everything?"

Answer: yes




poem & photo by Lori McGee
Copyright Chasing Claire de Lune 2015
All Rights Reserved.






Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not sure what this is....

I hate most firsts. Things are much easier once you've worked your way in a bit. 
So I'm going to make this short and sweet, just so I can get the first post over with.


I haven't had a blog in several years, but I have recently decided to keep one that encompasses all aspects of me, 
my home, 
my art, 
my family, 
my photography, 
travels, friends, prose......
everything that makes up my day to day.
And maybe even some exceptional days!


I'm not sure at all whether anyone will be interested in anything I have to say or do, but.... 

I'm thinking that this is just as much for me as it is for someone else to read.
Maybe even more so. Having a place to put it all down is a welcome practice. 
For when things seem at their worse, 
I can look back here and see that sorrow is often followed by happiness. 
And both will be found here.....