“Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention” ~ John O’Donohue The stillness of the predawn morning. Fresh bread on the kitchen counter. A hummingbird at the feeder. The gift of another day. A ladybug in the garden. Herbs drying on the kitchen table. Flowers on my windowsill. Simple happy. Appreciating the […]
“Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it. Now I understand why the old poets of China went so far and high into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.” ~ Mary Oliver, The Old Poets of China Eyes […]
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain I’m sitting in my car at the mall, reaching for my purse so I can run in for a few minutes before I grab some Starbucks and head to my friend’s house for a visit, when my phone dings. I […]
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” ~ Lily Tomlin If I wasn’t intentional about slowing down I would have missed the volunteer anemones that showed up in the yard this year. If I hadn’t taken time to look closely would have missed that their centres look like small suns.
A faint smell of lilac filled the air. There was always lilac in this part of town. Where there were grandmothers, there was always lilac. ~ Laura Miller There’s just something about lilacs, isn’t there? I’m watching them closer than ever this year, and taking time to capture their growth in photos. The practice has become […]
“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 […]