Sunday, June 4, 2017

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]

Saturday, June 3, 2017

“How fragile we are, between the few good moments.” ~ Jane Hirshfield Its early, not yet five in the morning, and Gerry and I are sipping coffee in bed and reading while Maya, our Yorkie, snoozes between us. The morning is air filling the room through the open window is  cool and clean. All is quiet. […]

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“Life kisses our faces every morning.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Sweet morning. Possibility and peace rest lightly with the first waking moments. Windows open, slight breeze dancing with the curtains, and the air so fresh I feel as if I could go outside in my nightgown and dance barefoot on the dewy lawn. It’s quiet; my […]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as […]

Saturday, May 13, 2017

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer I wake gently from a dream, a vivid dream that is both terrifying and comforting, that comes with a message. I am at my retirement celebration. It is a grand thing with a room full of people and […]