a breath before the Season Finale

Photo: dievca Chelsea NYC


Decoration Day (Normandy at 75 Years)

Ed Clarity, New York Daily News Archive / Getty Images

Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Decoration Day.

All Gave Some, Some Gave All.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because to honor the deceased soldiers people would decorate their graves with flowers and flags.

dievca wonders who decorates the graves in Normandy…

Staff at Normandy American Cemetery is actively involved in the preparations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings Ceremony of June 6.

So, its the staff who decorates….

All dievca knows is she saw the beach where the troops got decimated and her fertile imagination went wild.  June 6th will involve a prayer from dievca for the blood bath. It made the message of this Westside Hwy NYC billboard hit home.

And don’t forget — its unofficially the 1st Day of Summer. Time to wear white!

Photos: dievca - Normandy, France 08/2018 and Westside Hwy NYC 05/2019

with head cocked…it looks like a bird

Beak jutting out.
Round belly.
Crested head.

Standing upright.
Dubbing it – “The Bird”
Do you see it?

Photos: Dog – stock, Building in Hudson Yards NYC – dievca 05/2019


SoHo smile

photo: dievca 05/2019 SoHo NYC

dievca returned  a $1000 item, only to spend $500…
but, that is the danger of visiting SoHo~

The return (something dievca wanted in 2014 – click to see post):

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

Diane Von Furstenberg Fur Coat

The purchases:

Navy/black ‘D-West MB’ boots Diesel

Diesel F-Bold backpack grey green $148


Your Voice.

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That’s how I hold your voice.
-Rumi, trans. by Coleman Barks


a prepared submissive


‘April, April, laugh thy girlish laughter,
and the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears, April.’
― Angus Wilson, No Laughing Matter

Make sure to carry that umbrella!

A “Thank You” to the Muscleheaded Blog – click here to see where I found the photo!


redolence

Photo: dievca 05/2018 crabapple blossoms by the Hudson River

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

William Cullen Bryant

Redolence is the way something smells.

dievca always pauses on her way to work to enjoy the redolence of the flowering crabapple trees. The trees are in blossom earlier this year than last.

The word redolence almost always refers to the very best odors and scents.