Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring translates earth's happiness into colorful flowers. Terri Guillemets I wake late because of a restless night. A gift: time to read and time to pray.  But waking late is not my favourite thing. There’s always a price. So just a short simple happy list this morning. More green in the flower garden every day. A

Friday, March 16, 2017

This is to say nothing against afternoons, evenings or even midnight. Each has its portion of the spectacular. But dawn — dawn is a gift. Mary Oliver, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings Dawn is, indeed, a gift and it’s coming later since we turned our clocks back last weekend. The time change is also

Thursday, March 15, 2018

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis I’ve been thinking about my mothers: my adoptive mom who died suddenly at age fifty-five from a pulmonary embolism, and my birth mom who died suddenly at age fifty-nine from a pulmonary embolism. It messes with me every time I remember

Friday, March 9, 2018

March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away. Thalassa Cruso Spring: so close I can feel the dirt on my hands and taste the

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.  Mitch Albom, For One More Day The day starts one way—gray—but turns around. The sun comes out. By the end of it I’ve visited the community garden (it’s still snowed in but—oh!—the sense of anticipation seeing it evokes); taken Maya to, and picked her up

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Be thou never without something to do; be reading, or writing, or praying, or meditating, or doing something that is useful to the community. Thomas Kempis, The Imitation of Christ Snow and rain continues, with an emphasis on snow. My crocuses must be so confused; I know I am. Enjoying a pedicure (one of my