Friday, July 28, 2006

Forget Beautiful, go for Interesting!

Patti at 37 days has to be one of the wisest women on the planet. Every one of her posts alters me slightly, and when I think of all the people who are reading her blog, it fills my need for hope that the world is becoming a better place.
This post is a particularly wonderful one:

This Being Human...

The Guesthouse
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture...
Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight
The dark thought, the shame, the malice
meet them at the door, laughing
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whomever comes
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
-- Rumi

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

sooooooooooooo much to be thankful for...

the incredible bounty from our amazing gardens
my husband home safe and sound with a box full of fresh ocean fish for us to eat
new delicious books to devour
the sweet memories of precious friends' recent visit
clean, sparkling windows inside and out!
time at the beach with my 2 beauties
time alone to haunt the thrift stores
beautiful fresh eggs to collect every day from my prized chickens
one chicken brooding on her nest! exciting!
the support of the incredible tribe i've manifested into my life
new pillows to rest our weary heads on tonight...
and oh! so much more...

Summer Fun

Sooo many posts have come and gone through my mind in the last 5 weeks. And there's really nothing I feel the need to say just now, but want to get back into posting, so here's a photo from my recent "fishing trip" to the lake with my lovelies. What a thrill it was for my girl to catch her first fish, and then two and then many. They died and got fed to the chickens, which made her a little sad, but she's got the bug now and can't wait to go "real" fishing with her daddy...