I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. Emily Dickinson “I have the most amazing news.” My granddaughter has shared a lot of amazing news with me over the course of her nine years. Her
Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . . C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves We are taking photos in the rose garden and I’m captivated by a velvety pink petal resting on a nearby leaf. I shimmy my
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus With a return to sunshine and blue sky, and a few wonderful things to do today, it’s going to be a good one. I’m finding it a
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller The garden is happy on this cool and wet morning. It will be happier (as will I) when the heat returns in a few days. I’m anticipating great growth—in both of us. For now, simple gratitude for what is.
It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. Matthew Arnold It turns out to be the kind of day I once dreamed about when I was sitting in meetings and, in between meetings, responding to emails
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. Henry Fielding I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s fly) and write for five minutes about it. I’ve flown to conferences,
I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Well dang. Awake too much of last night with a flare up of a chronic condition. Forced to inhabit the sidelines today with the company of books—not entirely a bad thing.