Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
we are just coming out on the other side of a huge snowstorm, a blizzard some are saying. (my neighbor says that this is the most snow accumulation from one storm since 1958.) it was intense! the town is so so so so so beautiful! i love a snow like this.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
then we had lunch with patty, the lovely woman i am always talking about who is so generous with her fabulous stones. she is so very sweet, and the girls just love her! she's actually offered to watch them every wednesday morning so i can go back to working my shifts at the gallery again. i am looking forward to it.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
- i have quoted this fabulous poem before, and used an excerpt on the back of one of my necklaces, but i have made a vow to read it each morning. maybe you would like to also?
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
and here is the sound of hazel, and june, and myself, having a good laugh.