Thursday, January 27, 2011

Haiku my heart: California

a bright cloud free sky
lifts the worn face of Mary
wishing to go home

I looked through old pictures and found this image of Chinatown here in San Francisco.  I have so many beautiful photographs of this city.  I remember being in complete awe when I moved here over 15 years ago.  Amazing breathtaking views around every corner.  A beautiful diversity that inspires me.  So many things to love, and yet all I want now is to go home to Texas.  I am so envious of those of you with big living spaces, family close by, and a low cost of living.  But alas, my job keeps me here.  But I dream of living within driving distance of my parents... and one day, I know I will find the means to pick up and go.  
And when I do, I will miss the beauty of this city- and all of the views of the ocean.

Interesting aside- In my peri-menopausal state of constantly forgetting information- I thought the name of this cathedral was Grace Cathedral... then just before I posted this, I realized that this is actually St. Mary's cathedral.  So, I changed the Haiku (the second line had read, "lifting the worn face of Grace") ... the interesting thing is today, my mom called from her appointment with the cancer doctor to tell me that she was still cancer free.  My mom's name is Mary.  (I guess she was reporting that bright cloud free sky)... and all I could think about on my drive home after talking with my mom on the phone is how much I wanted to be near her.  Funny how my unconscious put that all into my Haiku before I even knew what was happening.

As always, for more Haiku Fridays
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E said...

Hi Deann, that is wonderful news all around. I love how it worked out this was a message for you mom. I also hope your dream come true. To have what you really want in Texas. I send you many well wishes. Thanks for stopping by. I loved your Haiku. : )

Nanka said...

Nice to know things beautifully fell into place by Her grace. Wish you the very best and may all your dreams come true!!
Lots of love to you and your Mom,

Boonie S said...

I like Chinatown. Cool haiku.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Diane said...

Love this post!

deb did it said...

oh Sweetie, I know the feeling of wanting to return to Texas...I was living on a tropical Caribbean island for 2 years and then my Texan Spirit drew me back into its fold... no regrets...YET! I celebrate this haiku with you today...joyful news about your Mom!

Spadoman said...

There is no doubt in my mind that things that happen, like the name of the church being Mary and your Mom calls, and her name is Mary, are suppose to happen. They make you think. Pay close attention to these things.
Fantastic news, blue skies for sure! It may be only a small change in your own philosophy that allows you to change or make the changes you want to happen quicker than you thought.
I'm close to Texas, as you know from your visit to my blog.
May I say your name now? I want to shout it, loudly, Caya Papaya, Caya Papaya. And how is Maya Papaya, the cat? That's what she's doing you know, calling your name like I do. Caya Papaya!
Wonderful Haiku. Thanks for letting me come here to teach and play. Prayers answered for your Mother.


Gloria said...

Hi Deann. Just popped in to read your Haiku. Loved it! Some day you will find yourself back "home" close to family. Hope your dreams come true. Love your art!

Ramesh Sood said...

Connectedness.. I have experienced this!!

Meri said...

Blessings bestowed -- welcome blessings! It's funny how our mind gathers information before it's sent, isn't it?

Kim Mailhot said...

I do sometimes wonder if the perimenopausal memory stuff isn't a kind of gift too, as well as seeming like a curse...
Love the connection to your Mom and her clean bill of health !
May you always find great moments of home, wherever you live.
Cheers !

Beatrice said...

Very nice! I am waiting in agony right now to see if I will be going back to Texas. I love being overseas, but I've spent enough time away. Cheers about your mom's health!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats to your mom! That is wonderful news. I visited San Francisco many years ago. We stopped at Chinatown. I have a lot of great memories from that visit. I was just 17 but I had a blast. :) Thanks for helping bring back some great memories. Theresa

rebecca said...

i feel your love of strongly.
your haiku is lovely...and then your story.
love all the deeper meaning.
and your mother's perfect news.

i am sure you will find your way home. and imagine your mother's joy in having you and her beautiful grandchildren near by.
yes, i am holding strong to this
being so!

paper-n-soul said...

Love the synchronicity in your haiku - there are no coincidences, only connections.

Blessings to your mom, may her good health continue. And all good wishes for you to find your way home sooner than later.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your heart is calling you home. If you listen to the call, the journey will begin...

Two Maidens Dancing

rebecca said...

welcome weekend!

i hope you are enjoying your family and this beautiful day! thanks again for joining in the shrine project.
i have just posted a list of those, so far, who have chosen to shrine!
i want to thank you so much for your generous heart.
i hope you will visit and see the great company you are sharing!


gemma said...

Hi! I lived in "the city" for about 10 years before returning home to Arizona. This post could be about me several years ago. Coming back here was a good move for me but I will always hold a very special place in my heart for San Francisco.Lovely how art reflects life and spirit.

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