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 Big rain. Cool temperatures. An afternoon spent under a quilt with a book. It doesn’t feel much like summer right now. The garden is happy, drinking deep, and I am
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true. John Steinbeck I’m back in the woman cave with my manuscript open, weaving threads into the work. I will far exceed my thousand
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus With a return to sunshine and blue sky, and a few wonderful things to do today, it’s going to be a good one. I’m finding it a
It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. Matthew Arnold It turns out to be the kind of day I once dreamed about when I was sitting in meetings and, in between meetings, responding to emails
As our lives speed up more and more, so do our children's. We forget and thus they forget that there is nothing more important than the present moment. We forget and thus they forget to relax, to find spiritual solitude, to let go of the past, to quiet ambition, to fully enjoy the eating of
A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.” W.S. Merwin, What Is a Garden? I get nothing done. Church, in the morning, followed by a trip to a garden centre for
“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. Brené Brown It’s another beautiful day.