Monday, May 26, 2014
Today is my 40th birthday.
I blew it off each time I thought about it, for the past month.
Until someone said, "I think that might be bothering you"....
and then I cried.
I felt embarrassed.
Am I so vain that I'd cry over a birthday?
But it wasn't vanity.
It was fear.
Instead of feeling bad about it, I decided to just let it pass.
And it did.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?"And he answered:
You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.
Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?
And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not form love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds?
And is not time even as love is, undivided and placeless?
But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons,
And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Sunday, May 11, 2014
There's not enough time to put off forgiving each other. There's not enough time to be miserly with our love.
I know it might be a stretch, but the video reminds me that we have today, so let's not waste it. Let's not look back with regret that we didn't forgive, or love enough.
Friday, May 9, 2014
My daily drive takes me through a very wooded area, and each time, my imagination takes me back to childhood. The trees arch over the road, and there are so many places to explore.
And each day, I drive past this place. What is it? Who built it? And is there a light on inside? Utterly creepy. Completely bizarre...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
We were driving home from New Mexico, and I was overwhelmed by the landscape. I think it has something to do with being removed from the wide-open horizon and big skies. I was taken with the never-ending big-ness of it all as a young girl, but even more as an adult, since I don't see it on a daily basis. It has a profound effect on me. It puts everything in perspective, in a hurry. I think there's nowhere to hide: thoughts, things, anxieties, weaknesses. It's all just laid bare. I think it takes a lot of courage to live like this.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Things are usually not as complicated as we think.
These were created in my backyard, with plants from my garden. Above is a bit of a baby Red Bud tree.
Another clip of Red Bud.
This is a piece of fern, originally from my mother's garden.
And this is a beautiful iris, all the way from my grandmother's garden.