"Peas baffled me. I could not understand why grown-ups would take things that tasted so good raw, and then put them in tins, and make them revolting.” ~ Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane It's going to be another hot one today and, if the forecast is right, a toasty week ahead.
I Worried I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing,
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly. ~ Kahlil Gibran The other day Gerry and I were having lunch out. Our table-for-two was one of four along a bench that spanned the length all of the tables with a chair on the opposite side in front
“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.” ~ Leo Buscaglia Every single person walking the earth is someone's son or daughter. They are also, possibly, someone's mother or father, sister or brother; most certainly someone's friend. The people we read about online and see on the news are that too.
“I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.” ~ George Gordon Byron Me too, Lord Byron, me too. These words stopped me when I stumbled upon them this morning. One of the great gifts of retirement is the opportunity to stay home and replenish my reserves when I'm feeling peopled
“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen Some men being their wives flowers; mine beings giant mushrooms, foraged on long hikes, for me to photograph. (Note: He brings me flowers too.) I spent part of yesterday
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” ~ Stephen King Last week was . . . a week. One of those weeks. So good to know that there's always an opportunity for a fresh start. Begin again. And again. In other news, yesterday was my son's 36th birthday. He has gifted me with much joy and