“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“And the Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems
Whenever I feel the uncertainty of a moment, a lingering fear of the unknown or sense of urgency, I go to nature and feel the strength of the earth under my footsteps. The trees bestow their gracious welcome as the sounds of the forest fill my soul with a peaceful silence. The sky, the wind, the sun and clouds remind me that I belong to this world. I am home.
As a global community, we are learning to reinvent our lives. The road turned and we have come upon an unexpected detour. The path may be unclear, but we are together. And that gives me great comfort. Join me on my nature walk and consider the words of the poet, Mary Oliver.
“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” Mary Oliver
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”
Welcome! I’ve always liked the sound of that word. It means I am invited to be part of the conversation. I came across this sign which states, quite clearly, that I was welcomed. But to enter I had to honk. Here’s the part that struck me – you need the right communication tool to take advantage of a welcome.
Good news! I just picked up my book by Stacy Schiff: Cleopatra, A Life. I will be giving my thoughts via “On the Road.” Egypt is full of mystery, suspense and history, which is the best ingredients for storytelling. I am looking forward to the read.
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton
My thought is, the Pot of Gold is easy to find, if you know where to look. And I know where to look – I found the treasure map in a book that I picked up at a used bookstore. Anyone up for treasure hunting in 2011?