Garfield Monument, Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland

Posted in blogging, Family, Photos on January 29, 2010 by maryrestaino

I wanted to share with you a postcard you normally don’t get every day: a scene from a cemetery. When visiting a cemetery, I look at the stones, monuments and mausoleums (the outside, of course), some of which are great examples of architecture and creativity. Which people are buried next to each other, or are conspicuously absent, tell silent stories. Birth and death dates, especially of young children, in family plots remind us that even the most successful families with the grandest plots and monuments have also experienced heartbreak.


A tribute to murdered children

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry, Spirituality on January 25, 2010 by maryrestaino

Thoughts never spoken


Never shared

A touch or a smile

Never offered

During another’s joy

Or pain

A song never heard

That should have been sung

Gifts never given

That would have been brought

The bloom was cut

And didn’t get the chance to flower

Another life thoughtlessly taken

Before it begun

You know something’s missing

Even though no one else seems to

Only God has the wisdom

To decide

Who should live

And who should die

You will be missed

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry on January 23, 2010 by maryrestaino

I can see you are preparing

To go where

Those who love you cannot follow

At least not now

Your spirit remains strong

Your love for us still shines

You’re an inspiration

For us all

Cute cats picture

Posted in blogging, Family, Photos on January 6, 2010 by maryrestaino

My two younger cats took a break from playing with each other.

Oh no, you did it again

Posted in blogging, Personal on December 23, 2009 by maryrestaino

You’re being what you are


I’m not surprised

Just sad


And lonely

Snowstorm hits the northeast

Posted in blogging, news on December 19, 2009 by maryrestaino

This photo was taken at 2:15 pm, Long Island, NY, Saturday, December 19th.

Scenery of West Virginia

Posted in Photos on December 1, 2009 by maryrestaino

Taken in the morning during a road trip earlier this year.