Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book It’s a fresh and cool morning. A slight–well, maybe more than slight–breeze is blowing. I’m listening to a few drops of rain on the deck. Rain! How wonderful! Funny how […]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ T.S. Eliot I’m thinking much about endings and beginnings these days and as I browsed through photographs this morning the images reflected those musings. A clematis grows near […]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~ William Shakespeare I spent a little bit of time in the garden yesterday morning–just long enough to harvest kale, Swiss chard, a couple of cucumbers, a few sunburst squash, and do some watering. I felt slightly nauseous afterward as a result of the smoke blanketing our […]

Monday, July 17, 2017

“Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is […]

Sunday, July 16, 2017

“Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have […]

Saturday, July 15, 2017

“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.” ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Slept long and late in my own bed last night after spending two precious, yet heartbreaking, nights away. Gerry is out of town and Maya and I are taking it slow this morning. My mind […]

Friday, July 14, 2017

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow! How the heart yearningly turns to His rest! Often when earth has no balm for my healing, There I find comfort, and there I am blessed. WIlliam Orcutt Cushing (1823-1902) In the morning, after a great loss, we look out the window and see the world carrying on […]

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman We meander into the common area at the care home where my mother-in-love lives: Gerry pushing her in her chair, me holding Maya the Wonder Dog (so dubbed by us as a result of the way her […]