“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth Sunday blessings: rest and gratitude. I’m aiming for a good measure of both today. Wishing you a blessed day as well.
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 […]
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the […]
“Reflect upon your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings I wake later than usual this morning–a heavy waking that feels as if I am crawling through Jello. I surface from a dream in which […]
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth I wake weary. Sleep came late, waking early, and I am tired as I sit here in the dark contemplating the day to come. I’m thinking about a project I’m toying with, but my tired mind struggles with the possibility. I think today I will not do; I’ll […]
“There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.” ~ Barbara Lazear Ascher. Oh these tulips. I am smitten with the beauty of these faded flowers, ready for the […]
“Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.” ~Thomas Merton I pour a measure of warm water into the half-full bag of seed starting mix, reach in and begin mixing it with a gloved hand. As I massage the soil I become intoxicated with […]