“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ~ Homer, The Odyssey Eighteen years ago, on this day, everything changes. We arrive at the church early–Gerry and I–dressed in our finery, ready to begin a new […]
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. ~ William Butler Yeats Good Sunday morning. I’m looking forward to spending time at church this morning and afterward, we’ll see where the day gently takes us.
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain Yesterday, ah, yesterday. Easily the most beautiful day we’ve had this year. […]
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Yesterday afternoon I was made aware of something that made me spitting mad. I talked it through as best as I could with Gerry (I was so angry that I was barely coherent so that was a challenge!) then spent an hour or […]
“The day wasn’t exactly my own since I checked and found it on a public calendar.” ~ Leonard Cohen, Flowers for Hitler The sun hasn’t yet risen and I’ve already sent three–no four–email reminder to myself for things I want to tend to. Up first: attending a photography webinar. Next: sending photos to the professional […]
“Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” ~ Henry David Thoreau The wind has quieted and sun warms my shoulders as I work in solitude and silence, the only one in the community garden. I rake the soil, put stepping “stones” in place, and ponder the best […]
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare April, you’re a chilly and wet one this year. I’m behind on where I’d like to be in the garden because winter held on so long and, more recently, because I dislike working outside in cool weather. Peas and spinach are slowly–oh, so […]
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!” ~ Ted Grant I’m drawn to the beauty there is in the back of flowers. It’s subtler and more interesting than the front which–beautiful as it is–can be loud and ostentatious. Lately, […]