• Life
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    “Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” ~ Isaac Newton It’s hard. Isn’t it? To put one foot in front of the other some days seems like an effort we simply don’t have the energy for. We do it anyway. We do it because […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017

    “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 […]

  • Life
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017

    “The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows . . .” ~ William C. Bryant We’re on our way home from visiting Gerry’s mom when he turns off onto an unfamiliar road. “Where are you going?” “You said […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols I set a glass of water on the shelf next to the treadmill and slip my feet into a pair of waiting shoes. They’re fun shoes, with red and white stripes, a contrast to the heavy Nikes I can no longer […]

  • Life
  • Friday, May 5, 2017

    “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~  Mary Oliver Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day in solitude and silence and regained my footing. It was, serendipitously, the warmest day of the year so far and I was able to enjoy time outdoors tending my potager garden and […]

  • Life
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

    “There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. […]

  • Inspirational
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci I wake full of plans and anticipation for the day ahead. I wake with a heart filled with gratitude, love, and admiration for […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton I feel a sharpness in my chest as I realize it’s Wednesday: mid-week and nearly mid-month. I think of all the things I want to do, must do, don’t want to do but will do nonetheless. It surprises me that, at […]