Monday, July 11, 2011

Being In a Summer's Day

I do not write in my journal.

My "gift" list lies fallow.

Blogger has not seen me.

I am silent in ink.

Yet in life . . . 

I laugh

I love

I cook

I dance

I play

I read

I rest

I celebrate nothing special . . . for it is ALL special.

* * *

Have I poured out all I have to give/say/write?


Has the well run dry?


Rather . . . I feel as if I am on holiday -- 
a great glorious spate of time devoted to simply being . . . 

. . . at play

. . . at rest

. . . at table

. . . at ease.

It feels so good to enjoy each simple moment, be they devoted to:

peeling a cucumber, 
slicing a tomato,
hearing a harp/flute duet played in the music room, 
reading slowly in a hot afternoon,
sipping a summery banana-pineapple-coconut smoothie,
simply being at summer.

"Remember," whispers the ink pen.

"Capture," croons the paper.

I reach for my journal 
and smile 
at the thought of another 
bliss-filled summer day
ripe for the picking,
sweet to the tasting.

How's your summer going?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Did You Ever . . .

S-L-O-W your reading

W-A-A-A-A-Y   D-O-W-N

So you could live beside the characters just a bit longer?

* * *

 Did you ever . . .

Fall so deeply into a book

You thought you could be living inside of it?

* * *

Have you ever met Hannah Coulter?

* * *

Can I introduce you?

* * *

Everyone should know Hannah.

* * *

Amazon Link:  Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some Pics to Share from Our 4th Celebration

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Wonder

Wait on the LORD: 

Be of good courage, 
And he shall strengthen thine heart: 


I say, 

On the LORD.

Psalm 27:14