“By then I wasn't just asking questions; I was being changed by them. I was being changed by my prayers, which dwindled down nearer and nearer to silence, which weren't confrontations with God but with the difficulty--in my own mind, or in the human lot--of knowing what or how to pray. Lying awake at night,
“Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne I’m getting ready for bed when I see there’s a message on my phone. “Have you seen the moon? Grab your camera and go get it!” It’s the harvest moon tonight; I’ve seen it before. Is it really worth going outside to look at? Or to photograph?
“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” ~ Bill Meyer I wonder, sometimes, what it was like before the era of instant communication. Tragedies happened— they’ve always happened—but we didn’t binge on the minutest details of them. We didn’t know about many of them at all.
“Like it or not, we either add to the darkness of indifference and out-and-out evil which surrounds us or we light a candle to see by.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle After a while the cacophony of indignation grows to a volume that, in an effort to have our own offence heard, causes us as individuals to become
"Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." ~ Isaac Newton I was hunting for a quote to go with today's photo and came across a number of articles with multiple recipes for different ways to enjoy Swiss chard. It got me thinking about a couple
“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I wake thinking about my writing group's prompt for this month--fresh starts and new beginnings--and a kaleidoscope of memories run through my mind. Defining moments: some momentous, others ordinary, all heralding in a different season of life. The day I brought each of my children home from
“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” ~Pythagoras Yesterday morning, when I was the garden, I felt something different in the air; the heat of summer is behind us. My tomato harvest is dismal in comparison to prior years and there's not a dang thing I can do about it. For