“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with […]
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart There were many moments of silence as we visited with my mother-in-love yesterday. It was not one of her better days. Still, there was music in the few words she spoke in the moments when her eyes met ours in […]
“What a life is ours! Doesn’t anybody in the world anymore want to get up in the middle of the night and sing?” ~ Mary Oliver Actually I’d rather sleep but these nights that seems elusive. More time for praying, more time for reading, it’s not all bad I suppose. We are planning on going […]
“So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me for I, too, am fluent in silence.” ~ R. Arnold Rather than gripe about it, I remembered that my ongoing insomnia is a perfect opportunity to pray for the many–oh, so many–needs I’m aware of right now so that’s what I did last night. […]
“Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” ~ Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Yesterday I wrote about the harshness of life; today I consider gentler things. It is my inclination to turn inward when faced with angst and that is where I find myself lately. Solitude and silence have always […]
The Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so […]
“O my Luve’s like a red, red rose.” ~ Robert Burns The other day I was shooting photos with a dried rose. My husband took note. Yesterday he brought a single red rose home for me. This is love.
“Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]