Tetera's Flowers

I - I - Love To Be With You.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.


I love you.

[but never as much as]

God Loves You.

because God loves you
more than man could ever begin to know.

and He knows when you cry,
and when you're jealous,
and when you feel pretty,
and when the book you're holding in your hands
makes you smile.

and every minute of the day,
and every second of your life.

And if you let Him, he will
shower you with His love.

That's what I learned today.
I hope you already knew it. And I hope you know it now.
[Everyone should know it.]
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Here's Looking At You, Seattle.

an ode to Starbucks

you greet me in the morning,
standing steady on powder springs rd.
as a line of cars file past,
their proverbial nose to the proverbial
and I see you, with temptation
and seduction reflecting
from your windows –
or is that just the rising sun?
it burns my eyes in a way that could be
but when I allow myself the luxury
of a cafe mocha – tall, for you
are rich and heavy,
and overwhelming to my small,
caffeine addicted heart –
i know that heaven is
here, heating my hands as
i walk back to my car.
heating my hands through the
brown cardboard ring that hugs
my cup, with a green goddess
of java sitting serenely in the center.
some say you are overpriced.
some say you are but a
play on the yuppie’s desire for
coolness and empty wallets.
they ask,
can you not make it at home,
for some much cheaper than you pay?
but I say to them,
is 2.78 too much for this
16 oz. paradise?

every morning at 8 am?
yes, it is too much.
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If I Were A Gate I'd Be Swing-ing!

If I were a month, I'd be: April.
If I were a day of the week, I'd be: Friday.
If I were a time of day, I'd be: 9:45 PM.
If I were a planet, I'd be: Neptune.
If I were a sea animal, I'd be: a beautiful meeermaid. Like Ariel!!
If I were a direction, I'd be: East.
If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be: an old leather chair for the library.
If I were a sin, I'd be: talking too much.
If I were a historical figure, I'd be: Abigail Adams.
If I were a liquid, I'd be: stream water.
If I were a tree, I'd be: a weeping willow.
If I were a bird, I'd be: a duck. quack quack.
If I were a tool, I'd be: a saw. [it doubles as a musical instrument!]
If I were a flower/plant, I'd be: a morning glory.
If I were a kind of weather, I'd be: a light rain on a cloudy day.
If I were a mythical creature, I'd be: Pegasus.
If I were a musical instrument, I'd be: a violin.
If I were an animal, I'd be: a cat.
If I were a color, I'd be: pink.
If I were an emotion, I'd be: a crush.
If I were a vegetable, I'd be: green peas.
If I were a sound, I'd be: laughter.
If I were an element, I'd be: copper.
If I were a car, I'd be: a vintage Mercedes.
If I were a song, I'd be: 'Kiss Me' by Sixpence None the Richer.
If I were a movie, I'd be: Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.
If I were a book, I'd be: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger.
If I were a food, I'd be: strawberry ice cream on a waffle cone.
If I were a place, I'd be: London.
If I were a material, I'd be: cotton.
If I were a taste, I'd be: a rum&coke.
If I were a scent, I'd be: old books & rose water.
If I were a religion, I'd be: Christianity.
If I were a word, I'd be: dynamic.
If I were an object, I'd be: a vintage poster.
If I were a body part, I'd be: a pair of lips.
If I were a facial expression, I'd be: a bemused smile and bright eyes.
If I were a subject in school, I'd be: English.
If I were a cartoon character, I'd be: Madeline.
If I were a shape, I'd be: a circle.
If I were a number, I'd be: 8.
If I were a TV show I'd be: Gilmore Girls.
If I were a hobby I'd be: playing dress-up.
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    Guys and Dolls - If I Were A Bell I'd Be Ringing
Tetera's Flowers

Bright Green Ballet Flats, To Match The Polka-Dotted Scarf.

It's an amazing thing about shopping. When you do it right and carefully build and change your wardrobe [one sale at a time], you can change yourself. Whatever it is that will change you, you pay for it. And it's yours, fair and square. And if it can survive a few washes and still keep its charm, it's a real part of you.

You can become whoever you want to be, if you play your cards right.


Lou Tellegen was a silent star who had an affair with Sarah Bernhardt [37 years his senior]. He married 5 times - most notably to an opera singer who was the lover of a Crowned Prince of Germany. Lou looks brooding and handsome in early photographs. A little dopey in older ones. He stabbed himself in the heart 7 times with a pair of scissors in October, 1934. He had cancer but they never told him. He had no career left, and that he knew.

No one remembers him now. Even Google lays his name to rest, for the most part.

Stabbing yourself in the heart 7 times with a pair of scissors. You've got to admire the man's stamina. I don't think I could manage it once.


Maybe you aren't changing yourself after all.

Maybe you're only making people see what was there all along.
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One For The Gipper.

You know, in the entire eight years he was in office, Reagan never took off his jacket in the oval office, out of respect? That's an incredible man just for that, not even counting all the other things he did.

What am Honest-To-Goodness respectable guy.

I pray for his family. It's so hard having a loved one sick for so long. I'm sure it's actually better now.