“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~ Frédéric Chopin Autumn moves lazily along. I spend the morning making Sungold tomato jam using the tomatoes I threw in the freezer throughout the summer. I move
“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin The clouds are low and it’s raining. The desk in my woman cave is situated such that there is a perfect view out the window of the yard, the ridge, and the mountains.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain My son has been foreman on a retirement residence building project for the past eighteen months. He's worked long and hard. Yesterday, was the final inspection and they received the occupancy permit. It was a big day. His excitement and
“The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.” ~ Paulo Coelho, Warrior
"I don't think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.” ~ Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember I hear the words from the doctor but seeing the picture of my husband's heart with the main artery 90% blocked makes it real. I wonder if
“One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on.” ~ D.H. Lawrence I wake, restless, again; body protesting, mind flitting from here to there. I check in: what day is it? What do I have to do today? Ah yes, an appointment or two in town, an email
"Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton For a short week this one has felt long. And busy. Lots going on and lots on my mind, all culminating with a restless night. Coffee is my good and