Upside down...

Mama with a brand new baby
in yogic equanimity in the sea of tranquility.

As I watch her, holding the baby while she goes into a perfect submerged handstand.


Little snow stars twinkle in the sun.

Brief yet luminous we are!
A snow flake whispers to the pine needle.

I see a perfect six pointed star!
Image: Mindy Turner
Next snowfall, I am going outside with a magnifying glass as Mindy suggests to see the constellations down below.

Peace and Harmony...

+ Love.

 Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu

Auspiciousness be unto all
Peace be unto all
Fullness be unto all
Prosperity be unto all

Shanti Mantra from Upanishads

Christmas Eve

Guess what I saw...

when I woke up early in the morning in paradise?
A heartbreakingly beautiful angel sound asleep right next to me!

Dear Santa, 
She might have been dreaming about you so 
please be kind to this little precious one tomorrow.

Psssst... you might want to know that she spent all her own money to 
buy her brand new baby brother a crazy cute elf outfit.
When I heard that story, I must admit I wept a little.

What good teacher she is already.

Hawaii last week

A Solstice prayer...

"Bright but hidden, the Self dwells in the heart.
Everything that moves, breathes, opens, and closes
Lives in the Self. He is the source of love 
and may be known through love but not through thought.
He is the goal of life. Attain this goal!" 

Manduka Upanishads

Looking up into...

and beyond the New Year of the Snake!
Much to accomplish and look forward to...

Image: Ge Hi

He is 4247 miles away...

but I can still smell him and feel his soft downy hair.
And he already has some North Shore sand between his toes just like Mama, Papa and Sis.
Love is strange yet always perfect as is.

North Shore, Oahu

Mommy paddles out...

to ride the waves for the first time since baby's arrival.
Baby in my arms! We both watch mom heading out to Sea.