A Heart That Understands

“There is much satisfaction in work well done; praise is sweet, but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands.”  ~Victor Robinson

Two kindred spirits in Powerscourt gardens, standing in our "heart rock"

Two kindred spirits in Powerscourt gardens, standing in our “heart rock”

This one’s for my husband, the one who understands my heart.  Love, Lisa

The Perfect Day

The perfect day could be….
Walking through the surf, kicking up the foam as you go


Finding an unbroken and perfect sand dollar at the bottom of clear blue water


Listening to the steel drum band as they play beachfront


Taking your boogie board out for the seventh time, but that time you catch the perfect wave that lifts you up and lets you fly along the top of the water, then sets you down and carries you to shore

boogie board

Holding hands with the one you love as you watch the sun set over the ocean


Hearing God’s voice, like many rushing waters, as you listen to the ocean’s roar


What would be a perfect day for you?  Love to hear from you, as always.  Slainte, Lisa





Romantic Attachments and the Fortune Cookie

My husband and I were enjoying a quiet, kids-are-out-of-the-house dinner date at home.  Eating Chinese take-out, talking without interruptions, laughing at silly inside jokes, you get the picture.  Then we get to the “opening of the fortune cookie” ritual.  My slip of paper was of no consequence and is irrelevant to the post at hand.  Ed’s paper however, said the following:

“Don’t expect romantic attachments to be strictly logical or rational!”

My sweet husband held this small piece of paper up beside my face, read it out loud, looked at me, looked back at the paper, nodded, and said, “Yep, I can see that.”

I laughed indignantly, pretending to be insulted, but it was too funny to be.  Besides, I was strangely flattered to be considered illogical and irrational.  Don’t ask me why; it’s probably some side effect of being a musician.  🙂

Romance is wonderful, heady, lovely, and yes, sometimes illogical and irrational.  But marrying Ed was the most logical and rational thing I have ever done, and I’m glad that he romantically attached himself to me.

Slainte, Lisa