Here’s a wholehearted anniversary smooch
to ruffle your cap, hunny!
23 years with an exemplary husband is a wonderful way to live!
A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit.
Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree.
But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!
~ Abraham Lincoln
It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.
Behind me and before me is God
and I have no fears.
~ Helen Keller
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
~ John McCrae
Thinking on freedom today, and its unspeakable price.…
I am old
I am wrinkled
I am scarred
I am merely a shadow of myself
But I still have a heart.
Invisible, undeniable, foundational, constant, powerful,
and capable of creating sublime beauty.
Don’t be discouraged by small beginnings; remember:
“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”
~ American proverb
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject,
the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
~ G.K. Chesterton
Watching the waves
is like taking the ocean’s pulse.
There ought to be a way to combine “autumn” and “morning” into one word,
the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity.
~ Terri Guillemets
It was an early morning well rewarded:
first waiting in the dark,
next getting rained on periodically,
then being treated to this living canvas of light, shadow, shifting forms, colour,
and finally watching the Artist’s vivid brushstroke spread across the sky.
What I do and what I dream include thee,
as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Come to the fountain of living water!
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts;
which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you come to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Thank you, God, for the simple pleasures
that make our lives a little sweeter and richer.
Summer is here and it’s time to unwind …..
I’m taking a little break – see you in August!
It was when I was happiest that I longed most…
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing…
to find the place where all the beauty came from.”
~ C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
Across the crowded ballroom Cal saw her. She was an elegant vision in white silk that took his breath away.
At last he caught her eye. He flashed his debonair smile. She fluttered her eyelashes and blushed sweetly.
Cal smoothly made his way towards her, his eyes never leaving her face. Lily glided over to him, her gown rippling in her wake.
He took her white gloved hand and kissed it,
breathing, “My dear Lily, I’m utterly enchanted by your beauty.
Shall we dance?”