“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light I’m baking bread before we head to church this morning. There are beautiful garden fresh heirloom tomatoes on my kitchen counter begging to be enjoyed on a buttered slab with just a titch of salt […]
“Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton For a short week this one has felt long. And busy. Lots going on and lots on my mind, all culminating with a restless night. Coffee is my good and […]
“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” ~ Isaac Newton I was hunting for a quote to go with today’s photo and came across a number of articles with multiple recipes for different ways to enjoy Swiss chard. It got me thinking about a couple […]
“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I wake thinking about my writing group’s prompt for this month–fresh starts and new beginnings–and a kaleidoscope of memories run through my mind. Defining moments: some momentous, others ordinary, all heralding in a different season of life. The day I brought each of my children home from […]
“I think we all have a dream of what it would be like not to work and grow heirloom tomatoes, and I do have that dream. It would be lovely.” ~ Helen Mirren I had that dream. And living it is, indeed, lovely. I still work; it’s just different work. Wonderful work. Satisfying work. My […]
“Joy is a deeply felt contentment that transcends difficult circumstances and derives maximum enjoyment from every good experience.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll He’s on the road before six. Our son heads for home loaded with canned goods from my kitchen and produce from my garden, leaving behind memories of a good weekend visit. “Back to bed […]
“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ~ Frederick Buechner We say farewell to our son this early […]
“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” ~ Mitch Albom, For One More Day Yesterday with our son. Shopping. Talking. Garden watering. Test driving. Laughing. Deck sitting. Dog watching. BBQing. WIIing. Being. Grateful.