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  • Saturday, May 20, 2017

    “Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.” ~ Marcel Proust These kind of days are my favourites–sunshine, warm temperature, and a good measure of silence and solitude. I’ve resolved to take more down time this year so there’s a good chance I’ll spend some time on the deck with a book […]

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  • Sunday April 9, 2017

    “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Or, seen another way, people who have returned to fairyland after having endured a long and arduous journey. That’s what retirement is like. […]

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  • Friday, April 7, 2017

    “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller We’re at the mall in the late afternoon and I’m cranky at having to be there at this time of day. We tend to what needs tending to and decide, since we’re there anyway, to take a walk through the mall to […]

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  • Saturday, March 25, 2017

    “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein My life is far from monotonous but, by choice, has a good measure of quiet solitude in which I can focus on creative pursuits and other home-centric activities. As I look out the window this morning I see blue sky […]

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  • Monday, March 13, 2017

    “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” ~ William Faulkner We arrived home late yesterday afternoon, to rain and melting snow. It’s fun to go away now and then but I always love coming home; I’m an unapologetic homebody through and through. Today, getting back on track with […]

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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes I wake early, well-rested and content, basking in memories of a weekend with grandchildren but happy to be home in our own bed. […]

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anaïs Nin The run of restless nights caught up with me yesterday and I found myself in an emotional funk, tired, and unmotivated. I got very little done. I didn’t recognize […]