Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I would, quite often, like to be grownup, wise, and sophisticated. But these gifts are not mine.

~Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet

Struggling, just now, with where to put the words I’ve put down here. Should I move them over to my private journal or current work-in-progress? Leave them here? Are they too heavy for a blog post?  Do they warrant further rumination?

Have you ever noticed that the more you write and exercise your mind the easier (and I use the word not in terms of being simple, but rather like the smoothness with which milk mixes with coffee) it becomes to get caught up in deep thoughts that challenge you?

So I choose to move my morning reflection elsewhere and will leave you, instead, with a few more things for the simple happy list. Maybe you would like to add a few of your own?

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Simple happy.

Snow melting.

Spinach planted.

Eight deer foraging in the green space behind our home.

Mike and mom brunch.

Leftovers for dinner.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. What’s the quote under the headline…Italian? What does it say? My simple happy today…finally getting out of the dentist’s chair after drilling and pushing and pulling for a new cap. Getting home and getting into my jammies. Learning to crochet (it ain’t going so well yet, but I’m learning). The Andy Griffith Show, simpler times. Being able to pay my bills with no pain. Finding long emails from friends.

    1. The phrases at the top of the page under the title are Latin, Karen. Nulla dies sine linea means not a day without a line; I claimed it for my own when I first learned it in an English Literature class many years ago. Soli Deo gloria means glory to God alone.

      Youch on the dental work! I’m glad you are able to find some simple happy things despite it. (Love those old shows. I’ve been watching Family Affair on Amazon Prime lately.)

  2. Ah, you did plant the spinach after all – and after the snow melted.

    1. Yes! The snow is all but gone . . . for now.

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