“I don’t really like coffee, she said, but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” ~ Brian Andreas A man-cold is doing its darndest to move in. The essential oils are flowing. The scourge of the plague, coupled with my own aching joints and restlessness, made […]
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein My life is far from monotonous but, by choice, has a good measure of quiet solitude in which I can focus on creative pursuits and other home-centric activities. As I look out the window this morning I see blue sky […]
“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 […]
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina I’ve been awake since three; it’s going to be a long day. Rain is likely, I can’t complain as we’ve enjoyed a couple of stellar sunshiny days. Gerry, Maya, and I will travel to spend some time with Gerry’s mom. Later, I’ll […]
“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth I wake weary. Sleep came late, waking early, and I am tired as I sit here in the dark contemplating the day to come. I’m thinking about a project I’m toying with, but my tired mind struggles with the possibility. I think today I will not do; I’ll […]
“I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.” ~ Bob Newhart Gerry heads off to an early morning men’s meeting and I settle into silence and a cup of milky coffee with just the right amount of froth on top. I’m looking forward to spending a copious amount of time in […]
“Despite March’s windy reputation, winter isn’t really blown away; it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth’s elements, winter itself is soluble in water.” ~”Washing Winter Away,” The New York Times, 1964 March 17th Just when I […]
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol The laughter of my grandchildren. The beautiful prairie. All is well.