The 2nd annual first day of the year over-the-sand wheelchair adventure to the water’s edge was a wind whipped success! I’ve been thinking a lot about SISTERS today and how grateful I am to my circle of women who inspire me daily with their wit, wisdom, bravery, grit, grace, depth, action, histories and love. I couldn’t have survived 2018 without the support of your friendships. Here’s to more women supporting women in 2019! Thank you @carbeckmom for the photo, for pushing momma and for pushing me! - your spirit and your love always inspire.
Ferris Wheeler’s day ON! It took the help of 5 young strangers to get momma on - 3 to hold the gondola from swinging & 2 to help me transfer her in - and as soon as the Ferris wheel began to move she burst into tears, “I’m moved by the beauty of this.” Me too, momma, me too.
A merry windy Christmas to you all!
I pulled her wheelchair through the deep sand yesterday so she could listen to the waves crashing onto her favorite beach. “My body feels effervescent. My blood is all tingly.” Magic. Mission accomplished. Thank you @debnewmy @tfn2805 @cizzzlin for the inspiration and the ceaseless reasons to celebrate. Love.
Standing on a chair curating my horse prints for a holiday shopper’s studio visit. This is the closest I’ve come to horseback riding in years!
I never imagined I’d be a cover girl!
8 months since my last post here. Not exactly sure why I took such a loooooooooong break but I’m back with a color photo (yikes!) because a yellow FLOATING WHEELCHAIR in the blue Atlantic Ocean with my colorful momma has inspired my urge to share! Happy summer, everyone! Thank you @mycathasaids and @mrboots for the chair the beauty and the love.
2 0 1 8 ! Thanks to the help of close friends & many small miracles in 2017, momma made it to 2018. And thanks to @carbeckmom, @edgewood_farm and some unknown crazy brilliant person who invented a wheelchair with giant wheels which can travel over SAND, momma got to see the ocean water’s edge for the first time since her stroke. FYI - Perry’s bikes in Santa Monica “rents” this amazing wheelchair for free & it is a game changer for the handicapped - access to the beach! Happy beautiful new year, may you access all your dreams!
Half dome, whole heart
Yo! SEVENTY - YOSEMITE!
Tangible evidence of her deep thoughts
Her biggest goal this year has been to dance at The Wedding. It took 5 of us to balance her on the dance floor but no one needed to assist her with her courage, radiance & spirit. My momma wanted to dance with the bride & groom and she did. I know I sound sappy right now, but dreams can come true. I saw it happen in Maine.
It was 100% inevitable that these two would meet and fall in love - true love seems to work that way. They were born for each other. And yesterday they married. Sometimes life really is beautiful in its perfection.
M A I N E
Momma said to the bird, "you know what your problem is? You're too GULLible!"
You don't need to walk in order to fly
142 rolls of shot film...so far...