*With the Current

“We must use whatever methods we can to understand the movement of the universe around us and time our actions so that we are not fighting the currents, but moving with them.” — Arthur Golden • • • Photo by Jen Payne, 8.04.10

*Sunday at the Park

You want me to what? Lie here? That’s all? No phone calls or emails? No errands or chores? No work or list of things to do? Are you sure? You just want me to lie here on this blanket? With that gift of a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean? And the sun sneaking […]

[when the heart weeps]

• • • ©2010, Jen Payne. WHEN THE HEART WEEPS. Mixed-media assemblage: paste papers, found art, rhinestones, paper maché heart, acrylic paint.

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*Now Playing

“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It. As I like it is a day like this… Setting: a summer-green dais with sky blue backdrop, framed by trees that sway with the warm summer breeze. In the wings, a flurry of beach-goers and bullfrogs, herons and hummingbirds. Two friends sit at […]

Pieces of Thought

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” Isaac Newton said. “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’,” author Wayne Dyer said, some 300 years later. I don’t think either of them were talking about keys…but I am. I was […]

*Like a Frog

I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there ‘s a pair of us—don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog! – Emily Dickinson • • • Related Post: When Animals Speak [ […]