New Eyes

I’ve been away for six weeks. When I left Pennsylvania there was snow on the ground and we arrived in the desert to sunshine and 93 degrees. Yesterday, I was surrounded by blue skies and was floating in a pool. I came from the dry air of the desert with warnings of wild fires, back to the Northeast and buckets of rain, buckets!. Everything feels damp, everything. For the past six weeks I’ve been experiencing the world from the eyes of a two-year-old in his toddler proof home. Today, I’m home, surrounded familiar antiques. The opposites are too many to list.

During these six weeks, I’ve been trained by a little human. He has taught me the wowness of the mundane. The excitement of what has been there and taken advantage of as “the norm”. He has shown me to see with new eyes again.

As I sit here this morning surrounded by my familiar,  I realize that there can be no assumptions —everything is not the same, although nothing much has changed. Because I’ve been retrained by this little guy, I do see things differently and with a renewed sense of appreciation.



I was greeted by Smiley, my African statue and our collection of beautiful antique mirrors begging to give reflection, the best cow oil painting ever and the weather-vane in the window. Memories, comfort, old things . . . seen with new eyes, retrained to see by an inquisitive boy.



Look around you, what do you see? Look again, what is so familiar that you don’t see or appreciate it as it deserves? It may be a trinket, a wedding band, something from your childhood, or the person next to you . . .

Enjoying the Adventure,

Dr. Dink



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So, I think it is absolutely HALARIOUS that the “word of the day” on the morning I fly home is DISAPPEAR!

I’m not superstitious!

I’m not superstitious!!!

I’m not superstitious!!!!!!!

Really, I’m NOT!

Good thing, eh?

Have a great day!

Enjoying the Adventure!

Dr. Dink

Celebrating 100 + Party

img_20180428_071527849_hdr622432974.jpgI know this is small change for many seasoned bloggers, but for me it’s a big deal to celebrate 100 followers!!! (I’m totally stealing this idea of a party). What I’d like to do is have a Blogging Party to celebrate YOU! I’m enjoying the WordPress Community more than I ever expected & have come to know many of you through your writings with my new addiction to reading posts! I’m even enjoying Poetry and I wonder, how did that happen?

Please tell me about yourself, your passions & blogging!

Here is how you can celebrate with me:

  1. Post your favorite blog in the comments, feel free to post two! Please introduce yourself & blog (s).
  2. Have fun, get to know some new folk too, Like & Follow.
  3. Yes, you are welcome to share & have some fun!

Have fun! Happy-yayness!

Karen / Dr. Dink

I’ve also expanded to 2 blogs — Brown Bag Letter results from my love for antiquing and the frustration of unidentified people in portraits and photographs. So, I’ve started synchronizing photos of real (forgotten) people with stories of folks who tell me about their grandparents and family folklore. Click here to visit: Brown Bag Letter

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