Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AUNTY'S MOON SHINE...

A SUPERMOON
Did you see that moon last night?

Accordng to the telegraph:
the most spectacular super moon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual.
The event on Monday November 14 - described as "undeniably beautiful" by American space agency NASA - is the result of the moon coming closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years. Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25 2034.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Says:
Why is the November 2016 Moon the most interesting of the year—and perhaps the decade and even the century?
·       First, it’s a “Perigee” Moon—when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is nearest to Earth.
·       Even better, this Moon will be nearer to Earth than it’s been in 70 years. While the Moon won’t technically be getting any bigger, it will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point.  
·       Further, the full Moon of November 14 is not only the closest full Moon of 2016 but also the closest full Moon in the 21st century and it won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Besides appearing large and bright in the sky, this extra-close Perigee Moon (or, Supermoon) will also have a more dramatic effect on the tides.

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Here at Ageless with Aunty, I say, this super sensational and utterly beautiful moon is simply Aunty lighting up the night sky. For those new to Ageless with Aunty, by all accounts she was the happiest and most loving person you can imagine. She has been my sole inspiration. This week, November 18th, is the five year anniversary of Aunty’s passing, and, she had a deep affinity for the moon. Aunty was mesmerized by the moon. She was connected to its force.  And, all her life she glowed as big and bright as the moon itself.

 I am always and eternally connected to her, but even more so when I look up at the moon with awe exactly like we always did while she held my hand. I certainly feel that as the moon on this magic night reaches closest to the earth, it’s really and truly Aunty reaching closer to me. She wants to be as close as she can to all of us who loved her. So put your Farmer’s Almanac away, and get out and catch a glimpse of Radiant Aunty’s love from above. I always knew her love was bigger than the universe! And, even five years after her passing she continues to find ways to speak to me. It’s just like she promised, “forever, and ever, and ever…amen.”
Ageless and Eternal Aunty (right)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

YOU WON'T FIND THIS ON THE NEWS....

The Ming man

Life is all about learning how to love! And, for many that is not so easy to do. It means we must step outside of ourselves and help to care for others in need. It means forgiving. It means patience. And it means rising to the greatest goodness of our highest selves.

As I write, someone very close to me is sick. They need a heart transplant. It doesn’t get much more serious than that. At first I was overwhelmed. And, called it a harrowing and daunting experience as I saw my precious Ming…in hospitals, ER rooms, needles and tubes poked in his neck, IV’s inserted, vast medical tests given every day, and living with the complete unknown given the diagnosis of heart failure to this extreme.

Then I realized this is a perfect opportunity to step outside myself and really and truly help this person that I love. As soon as I did slowly but surely things began to settle (if they can settle in a situation as unsettling as this). And, right then I decided to accept this with ease and grace. 
 Life can be tough. It is full of the unknown. Nothing is ever certain. Yet, I can be certain in myself and the love I was born to GIVE! Thich Nhat Hanh says we humans are beautiful flowers, we have the inner strength like a mountain, we can be still and as reflective like water, and we can allow space around us like the space around the moon which allows it to shine. And I would love to shine in my humanness, just like Aunty did who inspired this blog. Exactly like Ming does as he faces all this with courage and humility.

What helped me too was the goodness of others. I am touched by Ming’s caring friends who started a Go Fund Me Campaign.  It is as simple and as powerful as humans helping other humans in need period. You won’t find it on the news. But it’s real. It’s inspiring. And, YOU CAN READ IT HERE

Just remember, as tough as life can be LOVE is stronger, and, more lasting and even magical. It is miraculous. It is resilient. We are living proof of this. Look at all you have gone through in your own life.  And you are still here. You helped others and others helped you. It’s why we are here.

Ming is smiling today. When he read the Go Fund Me story that was posted in his honor he witnessed right before his eyes the vast goodness and compassion in his fellow human hearts, and, there were tears, but this time they were tears of joy! And, I dare say, that kindness, that love, that generosity, is helping to strengthen his stressed heart….This is a clear demonstration of us humans at our finest. And, as our Aunty would say, it’s wonderful!

Here is an opportunity to strengthen your own heart by giving. Consider passing this on and giving to the cause…. https://www.gofundme.com/waynes-open-heart-campaign


Karma is real….everything comes back to you!

Monday, September 5, 2016

ENDLESS, COLORFUL, SUMMER SPIRIT TO YOU...


FOR SOME OF US SUMMER NEVER ENDS...

I consider myself lucky. For me, summer never ends.

When you keep your heart light, and outlook sunny, you naturally keep
that wonderful summer feeling with you all year long (even if you are not at the Cotton Beach Club in Ibiza)!


It may be Labor Day, and, many people feel summer
is over. Well, I believe summer can and does linger on if you see it that way.

It's a stellar day outside here in New England today and I am headed for a BBQ.
I played my favorite summer tunes today on my walk and I smiled at everyone I passed on the path.
And, what is not summery about wearing your new sunglasses and listening to songs like Montego Bay, Mozambique, or Summertime ?

SOAKING IN AS MUCH SUMMER AS I CAN

Most of you who follow Ageless with Aunty know that 
summer is a state of mind and we've got it 365 days a year
right in our back pocket!

HAPPY EXTENDED SUMMER TO YOU AND YOURS...
 I hope you  
keep your own summer spirit alive for as long as possible.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

FAN ON THE RUN.....

The One and Only Sir Paul

Yes, I do love Paul McCartney!
And Yes, I always will....

The highlight of my summer of 2016 is most indubitably seeing Paul McCartney play at Fenway Park last Sunday night.

My friend and I got the last two seats only an hour before show time. After praying, lighting candles, crossing fingers and practically holding my breath, I went up to the ticket window and they said they had  just two seats left. If you follow this blog you know my ticket angels never let me down.

I was so freaking happy to be there and see Paul again. I am glad to say I have been able to find a way to attend every Boston show he's played. Ever since Aunty and Uncle D took me to see the Beatles when I was a very young girl, I have been a super fan of George, Paul, Ringo, and John's! And my passion for Paul and the Beatles and appreciation of the music has actually grown over the years. I am more of a fan now then I ever was.

Once we got to our seats, out of the blue my friend took me for a stroll a few minutes before the show and we ended up in a fabulous section on the field closer to the front.  I was so excited I couldn't even sit down. I actually had a case of Beatlemania. Having lived through it and seeing women dropping like flies at the Beatles show decades ago, I still get this outer body kind of sensational feeling like I can fly whenever I see Paul McCartney! It's the greatest feeling in the world. Having listened to his music for ALL of my life...it's incredible to be there seeing him and hearing him live!
Paul admires his fans at Fenway

When I hear him play songs like Band on the Run, I got a Feeling, Let me Roll it ...and Baby you can Drive My Car, The Night Before, I've just Seen a face (and I could go on and on...) ..well, I literally leap for joy. No kidding. My spirit soars and I can not stay in my seat. It's this incredible natural high and I am as happy as a human can be!
I was having so much fun leaping through the crowds that security actually put a person in front of me to keep me as close to my seat as possible. And here she is...

With tens of thousands of screaming fans in the stadium eventually she went to another area and I twisted and shouted the rest of the evening entertaining my entire section. The woman next to me said "Don't worry, I'm a lawyer. I'll represent you!"
Fan on the Run...

I'ts really too bad there isn't a video of me dancing in full glory, and carrying on the way I did. I think it would be very funny to watch. But, I was simply transfixed on the music and so in and into the moment I just didn't stop to ask anyone to film me.  (if anyone did please let me know)!!!
I was just lucky to be there.  And, even luckier to get the last two tickets! Remember, I wasn't even supposed to be in that section.

Just another day in the life. Maybe next time I will come in through the bathroom window...
Whatever it takes to be near a Beatle!!! And, for the last few moments of the show I made a mad dash closer to the stage. And, being that close to Paul McCartney, like I was recently to Ringo (see post from October 2015) represented something significant to me. I heard that voice inside saying you are getting closer to your dream....

Stay tuned. I really am.... 
I predict one day soon I will put my product in the hands of
Sir Paul himself!



Thursday, July 14, 2016

YOUNG LOVE NEVER GETS OLD

Niece Madison and her Beau Z


Summer is in full swing and as I look around right in my own family I see so much love.
And that is what I focus on. Because what we focus on expands!!!!

Niece Jesse with Hubby 

Aunty's great granddaughter  (my niece) Jeana Renee is in love with John and vice versa!


And Jeana's late Grandmother, Jeanie (Auntys daughter) was in love with Joe! They went to prom and then got married!
Aunty's living room circa 1956

It's summer time, who do you LOVE?!!!