Sunday, April 29, 2012


Which one would you pick?

Grampa will always pick you beautiful Alice!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seeing Before Labeling

Dear Alice,
There's a spiritual teaching that talks about that moment when we see things without our minds labeling them. This is supposed to be an experience of pure reality. And I think an experience of being one with reality.
I kind of think it's like watching fireworks. When you have your first experience of fireworks, I think you will understand what I am getting at here.
Pay attention to the responses of those persons around you. All you will hear is "oooo", "ahhh", no words really, just people having the pure experience of something beautiful.

When I look at the above picture of you, I have a fireworks experience!
Pure Experience!
No words!

I love you Alice,


Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Moment In Time

Dear Alice,
Here you are looking and seeing with Lala.
What a precious moment this seems to me.

There are little opportunities like this happening around us all the time if we would simply take the time to look and see, like you and Lala are doing in this picture.

Teach us to look and see with you Alice. 
And when you become distracted by all the trappings in this life, take the time to look at this picture again.
And when you see me distracted, just say, "Remember the picture Grampa!"

May it bring us back to the now, to this moment, the only place where our real life is happening.

Look and see here! Right now!



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Haiku For Both Of You

There's a story told
Of bunnies, eggs and strange things!
It happens in Spring!

Happy Easter Ladies!


Grampa found this bunny in his yard last night!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stories And Truth

Hey Circus Girl!
Your mother sent me this little snip of your storytime at the library. Looks like you are really paying attention. And what a wonderful crowd of friends you are with.
Stories are great to get lost in.
You know Alice, there are stories that are true and there are stories that are not true. But even in the stories that are not true, you might find a truth in them.
The Native Americans say it this way:
"I want to tell you a story. Now I don't know if it really happened this way or not
but the story is true."
It's a strange thing but the truth can be found it stories that are false.
So there really are times when reading or listening to a story, it's more important to look for the truth in the story and not fret so much about whether the story is true.
Maybe one day I can sit and tell you a story.
Then you can tell me what the truth is in that story.
That would be fun.

So Grampa is looking forward to a little story time with you too!

I love you Circus Girl,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It is Holy Week!
In you I see the sacred,
And realize God's love!