Everyday epiphanies and the beauty of impermanence.
Memorial Day and remembering those who have died from Covid-19.
…The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Nostalgia is a two-edged sword. It allows us to return to former times in our lives, but those happier-than-now memories can sharpen the pain of these […]
If a man crosses a river and an empty boat collides with his own boat, even though he is a bad tempered man, he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout […]
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. – John Keats As Keats wrote of the holiness of the heart’s affections… the heart-mind brings passion to life – incarnating the soul within the body. The heart beats on-and-on from the first breath to the last, […]
But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together. – Bram Stoker Globally, we are limited in our mobility right now. Those who have to go to work, return home almost immediately afterwards. Some places are limiting people’s time for daily outdoor recreation, but many open spaces we once […]
Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, and so they give their lives to little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it…and then it’s gone. – […]
I have been thinking a lot about my father the past few weeks. He has been in the hospital twice (for multiple issues) during the covid-19 pandemic. He is 95 years old and had some major health issues to deal with this spring. And I am thousands of miles away. My wonderful brother, sister and […]
As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness… – Laura Ingalls Wilder Over the last couple months, […]
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. – Martin Luther Musical tastes are very subjective and personal. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. Listening to a wide range of styles and genres brings me great joy. But when times are […]