August 15th, 2006

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Good Morning!

I am reading Wisdom and the Senses by Joan M. Erikson.  I love this little tid-bit.   "Windows were called "wind-eyes" in long-ago England and sometimes were even circular, the eyes of the wall."   Isn't that a wonderful way to think of it.   Wind-eyes!!

I read this morning that though Al Gore preaches conservatism energy-wise,  he owns three homes.   I'm not throwing stones, since I certainly consume an embarrassing amount, but one of his home is a "10,000 square foot, 20 room, eight bathroom home in Nashville."  Something tells me that Tipper is not drying the towels for eight bathrooms on a clothesline in the back yard, but maybe, she is.  Who knows?   Actually, I suppose soon everyone  will know.  We can probably zoom in and Google Earth their home and see all the clothes flapping on the line.  I do admire what Al Gore is doing, and I suggest he might practice a wee bit more of what he preaches, since, of his own choosing,  he has put himself under the environmental awareness microscope. 

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Evening -

The days are getting shorter, and the kitties and I are happily tucked.    Today, was more yard work, so when they finished I went out and dug around myself.   I enjoy pulling weeds up from the ground.

I found something to wear to the wedding today.  Hooray!   I will be plain, simple, and comfortable.  It works for me.

Arthur Schopenhauer wrote:

    ....  life can be compared to a piece of embroidery, of which, during the first half of his time, a man gets a sight of the right side, and during the second half, of the wrong.  The wrong side is not so pretty as the right, but it is more instructive; it shows the way in which the threads have been worked together.

I like that.  I am sitting looking at the working of threads tonight!   I am filled with care.