There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. Homer, The Odyssey We decide to go to the community garden after supper. It’s a beautiful evening—the most beautiful of the year so far. Rumour has it we’re
Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word. I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The predawn sky is clear heralding a sunny day ahead. My healthy and hard-working husband—who just delivered a big mug of soy milky frothy coffee to my bedside—is getting ready to head out to men’s meeting,
Strip away the gadgets and the techniques, the books and the magazines and the soil test kits, and what you're left with, at the end of the day, is this: a stretch of freshly turned dirt, a handful of seeds scratched into the surface, and a marker to remember where they went. It is at
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson After a transition day in which my girls went home and I put the house back in order (in preparation for it going out-of-order), a new day begins. It’s demo day as the work to install new
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. Mary Oliver There have been too many weeks in this year to date that I’ve experienced as busy. In this I know I’ve missed seeing and writing about precious moments. I’ve had enough of that. On this early morning, we three (and Maya) are nestled
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally. FINALLY! A day with no commitments. Sunshine, solitude and silence, and rest. That is it. That is all. That is enough.
In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way I come here empty and so, set a