March 10, 1929

Today, Like Every Other Day

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
~ Rumi

Happy 81st Birthday,
to the woman who has not only taught but also shown me,
that there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
I love you.

Jeanette Alden Bennett Phelps!

Los Angeles, California 1935
Six years old with her elder brother Norman
and younger brother Charles


1946 – Top of her class at LA High

June 19, 1948 – Mr. and Mrs. Dean Phelps

1962 – Baby #5

1966-ish

1977  – Dancing with her younger brother, Chuck

Late 70’s

60th wedding anniversary

Taken this last August 09 with Reid

About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose. www.marthaphelps.com
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