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· Little One... End of Journey Alone


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· Little One's First Christmas

· Little One Learns about Thanksgiving and Christmas

· The Visitors


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· The Ultimate Art

· Gift of Tears

· My Breakthrough

· Letting Go

· I believe, I believe, I believe

· Being Brave, having Courage, and being Peaceful…

· Being Connected...

· Christmas is to me...

· Marquette Newsletter - Summer Issue 2006

· Fire In My Soul


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· An Imaginary Friend

· I Wish for YOU

· Just Lovely

· Where Is It

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· Ah November...my special month

· I Have a Dream

· You Are Home

· A Blank Slate

· Happy Birthday Jesus 2008

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· Little One~A New Beginning

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Oh Sweet Space...
4/4/2007 6:45:14 PM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

My favorite time of year is the Autumn, maybe because I was born toward the end of November, which in some locations could still be considered Autumn. I love the change of colors, the cooler, fresher air, and the crunch of fallen leaves under foot. I feel the beginning of a period of renewal.

Yet, I always think of April 1st as the beginning, a rebirth with fresh new blossoms after a winter of rest. It has often been a time of new beginnings for me, even if only in my mind, my heart and spirit.

This last weekend March 31st-April 1st I spent in Greenville, South Carolina. I rediscovered this location last summer 2006 when something guided me to look it up on the internet where I found the downtown area being in the midst of a renewal. I decided to take a day trip there, and oh my, what I found was so wonderful. My favorite area is the Reedy River which runs through downtown and under the Main Street bridge, the little water falls (yes there is more than one) along the way into beautiful Falls Park just off Main Street. The landscape is so lovely. The benches, swings, grass, and the huge rocks along the river allow for spots of choice for resting and watching.

The most amazing aspect of Greenville is the people. Since 1990, I have driven through Greenville many times on the way to see friends in North Carolina. Most of those times I stopped in Greenville for gas, a snack, and occasionally the Haywood Mall to walk around and stretch my legs. Every single person I have ever met, even briefly has been so friendly. During my trips since last summer, every person I met was the same and many of them stopped for conversations with me as if we were friends. They are all so warm and welcoming.

My trip this last weekend was to see a special art show by one of their own, Ric Standridge. The Love Show was a multi-sensory production with food, drink, and Ric painting to the music of the Beatles. New people I met, Denton and Connie invited me to join them for a drink and go to the show with them as they also had tickets for the same night. When we arrived they introduced me to Sheila, a friend of theirs. We all had a great time. I felt as though I was part of the town, the culture, as though it was the most natural thing for me to be there.

At the end of the show I also saw Jared, another artist who shares a studio with Ric along the river downtown. Jared introduced me to his girlfriend, Barbara.

Sunday morning after attending St. Mary’s church, I went to Starbucks downtown along the river, and ran into Jared again. We visited for awhile, he introduced me to a friend of his just before he left to meet Barbara. The friend, Chuck, and I visited for awhile before we both went our own ways, after he said “maybe I will see you when you’re in town again.” I went off for lunch then another walk, mostly along the river and the park, taking a lot more photos before it was time to hit the road and head back to Georgia.

I felt sad as I forced myself to leave. But, there will be another day. At least it is close enough to be a day trip visit.


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More Blogs by Ann Marquette
• Thanksgiving Day on My Birthday November 2013 - Thursday, November 28, 2013
• Recent Writers' Retreat - Thursday, June 14, 2012
• What made your heart smile today? - Monday, February 28, 2011
• A New Year...AND New Decade - Friday, December 31, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving to All - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
• Gratitude and Nourishment - Wednesday, November 03, 2010
• Halloween Story Time Again - Friday, October 29, 2010
• My Own Blog Site - Sunday, October 10, 2010
• Time to write again - Monday, June 28, 2010
• Have a fabulous Happy Father's Day - Friday, June 18, 2010
• Time for Passing - Friday, April 16, 2010
• Wishing You... - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Ah! A New Year...New Sheet To Write On - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• New Year, New Page to Write On - Sunday, January 03, 2010
• Happy Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26, 2009
• Gratitude - Sunday, November 22, 2009
• Annual Halloween Story - Friday, October 30, 2009
• God's gifts - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Little One~End of Journey Alone - Sunday, July 19, 2009
• To All You Dads - Saturday, June 20, 2009
• Springing Forward - Sunday, March 08, 2009
• Pruning of Self - Thursday, March 05, 2009
• Holidays, Love and Blessings - Saturday, December 13, 2008
• The Visitors - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
• Message from Little One - Sunday, July 20, 2008
• Happy and Blessed Father's Day - Sunday, June 15, 2008
• Lessons Learned Even in Death…Thank you Tim Russert - Saturday, June 14, 2008
• Today's Gratitude - Friday, June 06, 2008
• My heart is heavy this Memorial Day - Sunday, May 25, 2008
• Sadness of memories lost - Monday, May 05, 2008
• Joyful, Joyful... - Friday, September 21, 2007
• Another Amazing Gift - Thursday, September 13, 2007
• Amazing Magical Gift - Saturday, September 08, 2007
• The Outdoor Oven - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
• Nighttime Symphony? - Monday, July 16, 2007
• Walking The Path - Sunday, July 15, 2007
• New Blessings, New Journey - Sunday, July 08, 2007
• Inspiration and Helping Others - Wednesday, July 04, 2007
• Where Inspiration Comes From - Saturday, June 23, 2007
• Creative Limbo - Friday, June 22, 2007
• Another Blessing and Answered Prayer - Thursday, May 24, 2007
• Latest Blessings - Thursday, May 03, 2007
• Focus Now...Dreams Later - Monday, April 30, 2007
• Life IS Good - Tuesday, April 17, 2007
•  Oh Sweet Space... - Wednesday, April 04, 2007  
• Ah Ha Moment - Tuesday, March 27, 2007
• Just My Thoughts today...March 18, 2007 - Sunday, March 18, 2007
• Just my thoughts...this day March 17, 2007 - Saturday, March 17, 2007
• Joy of Inspiration...of KNOWING Life's Purpose - Sunday, March 04, 2007
• My Gratitude - Sunday, February 25, 2007
• My Tiffany's Anniversary - Monday, February 12, 2007
• New Year 2007 and Winter... - Sunday, December 31, 2006
• Sadness of Death - Wednesday, July 05, 2006
• Thoughts on Life 1 - Sunday, June 11, 2006
• Accepting God's Plan - Saturday, June 10, 2006
• What's Next? - Friday, June 09, 2006
• Little Changes - Thursday, June 08, 2006
• Why's and What If's - Saturday, June 03, 2006
• Starting Over Again...Walking a New Path - Friday, June 02, 2006
• NOW TO NEW BEGINNINGS… - Saturday, May 27, 2006
• Death and New Life - Friday, April 14, 2006
• September 27, 2005 – Napa News - Tuesday, September 27, 2005
• Unworthy and Katrina - Monday, September 12, 2005
• The Journey and a New Beginning - Wednesday, August 10, 2005
• Believe - Sunday, July 24, 2005
• My Prayer - Saturday, May 28, 2005
• Reach for the Stars - Friday, April 01, 2005
• Fire in My Soul - Sunday, February 27, 2005
• A special Blessing - Saturday, December 11, 2004


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