Dear Summer 2019,

Thank you for all of the lovely memories.

I learned a lot about myself over the last three months,

it wasn’t easy, but truly necessary.

With Loving Gratitude,

Lisa

PS The autumnal equinox arrived in the early morning hours of Sept. 23 (at 3:50 a.m. Eastern), the halfway point between our longest and shortest days of the year. It’s funny how my “middleness” shows up in nearly every aspect of my life.

Well hello autumn, you know you’ve always been my favorite… shhhhhhh don’t tell summer.


Ain’t it funny how the night moves
When you just don’t seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in

—Bob Seger, Night Moves

No wonder I love this time of year, I’m constantly reminded of my “middleness” in nearly every aspect of my life.

my flea market score—part one

Last summer at the Sandwich, Massachusetts Flea Market I purchased a bag of photos without taking too close of a look.  It’s quite a collection.  I don’t know what to do with it, but I wanted to share it just for fun.

group-of-women-photos-lisa-lillibridgeOh, the glamour of it all.  These women make me not want to run to the grocery store in sweatpants anymore…but I probably will anyway.

I’m putting the photos into some categories.  This category is simply women photographed around the same time 1968-1972. I have shots from The Golden Globes 1970, The Steve Allen Show 1968 (Ann Dee photo will be with that group), Andy Warhol’s studio-The Factory  and more images that aren’t labeled that require some research.

I hope you enjoy them.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Diana Ross December 10, 1972 Beverly Hills Hotel Golden Apple Awards

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Nina Talbot 1968

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Doris Day

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Carol and Edie Adams baby shower July 1968

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Inger Stevens Palladium May 1970 She died one week later.

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Mary Ann Mobley Arthurs June 1968

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Mary Ann Mobley Universal City July 1968

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Nancy Sinatra/Ron Hunter Santa Monica May 13th, 1970

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Dorothy Collins Beverly Hilton May 1968

it’s all in perspective…

While editing/clearing out photos yesterday I came across these images from a trip to California last January.  I love the starkness of the black and white shots from Yosemite and they made me think about the lens through which we all see the world. It’s all in perspective.  We can freely choose our perspectives and just one slight tweak in how we see things could change the course of our whole day, week or lives.  Look at the difference in these images.  How do they make you feel?

What if you looked at a challenging situation (or person) in your life with an ever so slightly, tiny bit different perspective?

I am trying this and WOW can it open up some different options.  Anything that might open up other possibilities seems worth exploration to me.  I highly recommend giving it a shot.  Hey, nothing to lose except hardwired resentment and outdated narratives right?

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