Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart Even now, when it’s been many years since this first Tuesday after Labour Day was a first day of school for me, this morning feels like one that is ushering in a fresh start. And so it is. I made a dent in the
September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures. Lea Malot Welcome, September. I am ready for you this year. Ready, in the sense that I am weary and ready to embrace a different pace.
August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time. Sylvia Plath I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s RUSH) and write for five minutes about it. Today, the last day of what
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James I’m sitting in the waiting room at the optometrist’s office, on a relatively warm afternoon (it’s maybe 30C / 86 F) and a woman asks me how I like the heat. ”I love it! How
April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land I’m taken aback when I realize that two years ago at this time the lilacs were blooming. This winter really was what it seemed: long. Today, I’m going to
Snow in April is abominable," said Anne. "Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside I wake with a sore throat and a stuffy head. It’s been years since I had a cold and one shows up now when it should be warm and sunny and I
Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts. Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle So gradual is the