Sunday, September 21, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
'An altar is a collection of objects that serve as a focus for spiritual awareness.'
Spring is the season of surprise.
I have no memory of ever having planted the blue hyacinth above, which popped up in triplicate out of an apparently inert pot. Maybe it was the one I bought last year, that promised to flower but then disappointed and faded away. Last year's disappointment is this year's delight.
'The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.'—Gertrude A. Wister
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
'We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
'Even longer,' Pooh answered.
—A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Sunday, August 24, 2014
And take time to wander—
It's time to observe what is happening in nature. While in the bach garden, weeds are pushing up their heads everywhere, along the stream the dry vestiges of winter rattle in the wind.
opening up space inside - and then the talk falls into place, and the writing project begins to breathe. The deadlines become lifelines, dancing in the breeze. Everything seems possible once more.
Sometimes the best thing to do when there's no time to be in nature, is simply to be in nature.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Facebook Books page, only a day or two before, I posted these words from my book 'A Cup of Sunlight':
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all
Radiating kindness over the entire world.
I wish you all loving kindness that fills your hearts and spreads across the skies with the fragrance of magnolias.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Brigid is associated with fire, creativity, poetry and healing. In Ireland people still visit Brigid's wells and springs at First Light, in search of healing.
Even when the Church converted the festival of Brigid into Candlemas, the lighting of candles continued, for who doesn't love to kindle brightness?
Come Bride! Come Bride!
We're ready for thy blessing now
Ready for thy blessing now.
[Old invocation. Bride was another word for Brigid]
Friday, August 1, 2014
link for this beautiful place]
When did you last treat yourself? What gifts has nature given you lately?