Having Ash to Rise From..

"Without ash to rise from, the Phoenix would just be a bird getting up." I don't know about you, but I like my ascensions to have a little flare. 

I love the idea that one can rise from the ashes of failure to try again. My pile of ash is pretty tall at this point. 

I felt for so many years that success looked a certain way, one way, and now I realize that success is subjective. Lee and I are doing what makes us happy, and I think for that reason we will be successful because it's heart work, and that makes the hard work worth it. 

On September 30th the Rectors auctioned off their property, an end of an era. I have them in my thoughts as they transition into this new life. Thank you Rectors Cherry Reproductions for your six decades of building. Thank you for your kindness, encouragement, and inspiration. 

If you click on the pictures, they revolve.