“It is the still, yellow kind of afternoon when one is apt to get stuck in a dream if one sits very quiet” ~ Dodie Smith I plan to do some of that later: sit quietly on my deck with a book. We are heading back into a long string hot days and I intend to […]
“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book It’s a fresh and cool morning. A slight–well, maybe more than slight–breeze is blowing. I’m listening to a few drops of rain on the deck. Rain! How wonderful! Funny how […]
“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray Early morning and I go into WordPress and create a new post like I have done 1,281 times in the past, like I have done almost every day for the […]
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Yesterday afternoon I was made aware of something that made me spitting mad. I talked it through as best as I could with Gerry (I was so angry that I was barely coherent so that was a challenge!) then spent an hour or […]
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations It’s go time in the garden! We are going to prepare the beds this afternoon. The spinach I planted last fall […]
“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.” ~William Carlos Williams I’m sitting in bed sipping coffee. My eyes are drawn to the window toward the eastern sky where the sun will soon rise, and I am overcome. # # # The power will be out for a number hours today; the […]
“The world was an awfully large place and it wasn’t easy to find a person who’d gone missing sixty years earlier, even if that person was oneself.” ~ Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden I enjoyed catching up with a friend yesterday. Coffee and good one-on-one conversation are two of my favourite things, especially when taken […]
“There are just as many stories to be told in the dark spots as there are in the bright ones.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper There are no “must do” things on my list today, only “want to do” things; and one of them is storytelling. How wonderful.