Reflecting can mean different things. When I saw this prompt, it reminded me of these two photographs I took in San Diego. The one on top is a literal reflection but it also causes me to reflect on the beauty  of the ocean and the solitude I felt walking in the wee hours of the morning with only a few people around.

In the bottom picture, I was reflecting about how I was going to finish my crocodile-stitch cloak in time for the Renaissance Faire. I was also reflecting on how relaxed I felt sitting and crocheting, while two ducks were bold enough to approach me and watch me crochet. I pondered the questions of the universe with those ducks.


I’ve been doing a ton of reflecting lately. One of my uncles passed away a few days ago and it got me thinking about all my loved ones who are no longer with us. With Mother’s Day this past weekend, I was thinking a ton about my my mom and my sister. When my brother told me about my uncle’s passing, my automatic reaction was to ask if anyone had told my sister (the one who passed) about it. I stopped myself before it came out of my mouth. She was older than me and much closer to this uncle and would have been hurt the most by this uncle’s passing. I told my brother what I almost did and he laughingly said I was an idiot. Then he told me he had had the same reaction when he was told about our uncle. I guess we were both ‘idiots’. We reminisced about her for a few minutes before we hung up.

Reflection is good.


14 thoughts on “Reflecting

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  2. I’m sorry for your loss Yolanda. I spent some time reflecting myself this weekend. It’s nice sometimes to be still let a random thought or memory come to mind and then follow the reflective path it takes. 🙂

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  3. I’m sorry for your loss Yolanda. Reflection is good for the soul and helps us remain grounded to the people and things important to us. You should tell your brother great minds… think alike 🙂
    That purple you chose for your dragon cloak reminds me of the irises and lilacs that are in bloom right now. I reflected on how lovely they all are. Your stitches look gorgeous, nice work. I love how curious the ducks were, I’ve been blessed to have them join me a time or two at the park.

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    • Thank you for your kind words. My mom and my sister’s passing has left the rest of us appreciating each other more.
      Those ducks were so bold! They kept trying to get into our room. 😂 They were so cute.
      That’s the backside (or inside) of the cloak and I never really noticed how pretty it looked on that side until you and someone else mentioned it! I’ve been looking at that side now with new eyes. 😊

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