Daily Quote: March 13, 2022

Without hope we are lost.

~ Mahmoud Darwish
Palestinian – Poet / March 13, 1941 – August 9, 2008

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating the 2nd Sunday in Lent.

I’ve had to reduce the amount of time spent watching the news. One image of the “War” in the Ukraine continues to haunt me. A little boy in a brown snow suit, alone but in a crowd, crying and running from the bombing. The little boy, an innocent, reminding me of my grandsons. Obviously well cared for and loved, suddenly his whole world literally being shot to hell and spiraling out of control. These atrocities affecting 40 Million people, a number I’m having a hard time comprehending. What does bombing these people accomplish? They aren’t decision makers. They are just people, who until the bombing started were living there peaceful lives with minor day to day challenges. Women, children, babies living comfortable lives. I pray the bombing and death instruments stop so there is no more “collateral damage”.

We remembered Barbie Day just a short while ago, so today is for Kenneth Carson as we celebrate Ken Day. Ken was introduced in 1961, 2 years after Barbie. Famous for being Barbie’s boyfriend, without any genetalia, tanned, well muscled and blonde.

Today is the Beginning of Day Light Savings Time for most of North America. For those of you who forgot to set your clocks ahead, you’re now an hour late for church. But you will get to enjoy an extra hour of sunshine tonight.

Food is always an inspiration I like to end with. So enjoy National Coconut Torte Day and pray for those without food in the Ukraine today.

Daily Quote: March 13, 2021

Everybody else does work
– I have too much fun.

~ Bill Cunningham (American – Photographer / March 13, 1929 – June 25, 2016)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Like Bill Cunningham, photography isn’t work to me. It’s a passion that I like to indulge in on a regular basis. Walking with a camera in hand through a new to me area, attending family functions, walking in the park with a couple for engagement pictures, portraits in your back yard or taking real estate photos in a beautifully staged home…..

Just a few days after celebrating Barbie, we celebrate Ken Day. Ken the perfect boyfriend that goes with Barbie and her friends surfing, for a drive, on a date and always the perfect gentleman (without balls–lol). Luckily real life boyfriends also have real lives and do things beyond the limitations of their girlfriends. Male roles have been evolving since the 50’s as they now actively participate in child care and don’t have to “suck it up” when they feel like crying.

But, you can’t escape your history. Genealogy Day is a day to remember your roots. This has changed with the easy availability of DNA testing. Be careful if you decide to do one of the DNA testings. You may find you have more roots hidden than you want to know. My sisters and I confirmed we were sisters. While my husband found a 1/2 sister he didn’t know he had and now doesn’t know if he had a different biological father or if his father had more than the 8 children that grew up in my husband’s household.

Well, if you don’t want to celebrate either of those days you can always celebrate National Jewel Day. Go to your local Jewelry store and either just browse or buy yourself a pretty bauble. As I always say Jewelry will always fit.

Enjoy your weekend and indulge yourself. ❤