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Month: October 2013

Why Is Patience So Important?

“If you want to know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” — Hal Borland It seems that in the fall, I spend a great deal of time feeling tremendous respect for trees.  More than the richness of their colors and the dignity with which they prepare for their fallow season, I feel humbled by their grace.  The manner in which they bend when the wind demands their attention;  the stately pride with which they accept that time will effect its plan. A good friend of mine has been… Read more Why Is Patience So Important?

And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Neither music, fame, nor wealth, not even poetry itself, could provide consolation for life’s brevity, or the fact that King Lear is a mere eighty pages long and comes to an end and for the thought that one might suffer greatly on account of a rebellious child… And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people’s…

The English Plural

Originally posted on A Daily Thought:
The English Plural by George Carlin We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen? If…

When Your Life Looks Back

Originally posted on Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words:
When your life looks back—as it will, at itself, at you—what will it say? Inch of colored ribbon cut from the spool.Flame curl, blue-consuming the log it flares from.Bay leaf. Oak leaf. Cricket. One among many. Your life will carry you as it did always,with ten fingers and both palms,with horizontal ribs and upright spine,with its filling and emptying heart,that wanted only your own heart, emptying, filled, in return.You gave it. What else could you do? Immersed in air or in water.Immersed…

Following Some Great Advice

LouAnn who pens the fantastic blog onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com, accepted a gauntlet – to devote one post a week to write about one’s blessings.  I like the idea, especially given all the other topics that one can entertain.  And for me there are at least three days in any given year which are deserving of individual mention.  Today is one of them. Thirty two years ago today, I became a mom for the first time.  I would become a mom two more times – another wonderful boy two-plus years later, and one… Read more Following Some Great Advice