“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 […]
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with […]
“Wisdom comes with winters” ~ Oscar Wilde Life, like this fading flower, takes on a unique beauty at a certain point when the brightness of youth fades. It’s wonderful. We settle into ourselves, we come to understand, we learn to let go. It’s also challenging. The memory begins to weaken, the joints begin to complain, […]
“The world was an awfully large place and it wasn’t easy to find a person who’d gone missing sixty years earlier, even if that person was oneself.” ~ Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden I enjoyed catching up with a friend yesterday. Coffee and good one-on-one conversation are two of my favourite things, especially when taken […]
“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes I wake early, well-rested and content, basking in memories of a weekend with grandchildren but happy to be home in our own bed. […]
“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.
“She loved them so much that she felt a kind of hollowness on the inner surface of her arms whenever she looked at them–an ache of longing to pull them close and hold them tight against her.” ~ Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread We are looking forward to a weekend with our grandchildren. […]
“Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.” ~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed I have let feelings run the show in recent days despite knowing that’s like putting life on a trajectory toward misery. I’ve known what I need to stop doing, but haven’t. I’ve had some ideas for what would be […]