I am amazed how refreshing it feels to change things around. The book case is perfect in this room and I feel like a snail in a shell. It is hard to believe that such a bookcase ever fit in the bedroom. That space has snuggled into itself.
Portland has an aerial tram, a wonderful sounding tram, and yet, people who live in the homes it flows over are not so thrilled. I see now what they were talking of doing in Tam Valley. I'm glad we stopped it, or at least I hope we have stopped it, though it looks like fun to visit Portland and ride the tram. Amazing how Not In My Backyard I can be.
A beautiful Monday to All!!
As I browse back through journals and such, I come across quotes that have meaning for me. Here are a few.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful that the risk it took to blossom.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Christopher Morley in The Haunted Bookshop
It's a good idea to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour glass,
to let the particles run the other way.
The world will be complete for him who himself is complete.
Absolute attention is Prayer!
Once you commit to something, life moves in ways you never could have imagined.
To live is so startling it leaves but little time for other occupations.
Our life is composed of love and not to love is to cease to live.
Everybody becomes a healer the moment he forgets about himself.
This time when you and I sit here,
two figures with one soul,
we're a garden,
with plants and birdsong moving through us
The only journey is the one within.
Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
A book is only the Heart's portrait - every Page a pulse.
Emily Dickinson -
Frank Lloyd Wright - A creative life is a young one.
Pearl Buck - On Death
The dragonfly begins as a grub in water. Then at the proper moment, it surfaces, finds it has wings and flies away. I suppose that the ones left in the water wonder where he went and why he doesn't come back. But he can't because he has wings. Nor can they go to him, because they don't have their wings yet.
Frederick Franck -
In this 20th Century to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf is an unforgettable experience.
(and now it is the 21st Century - what do we create for ourselves now.)
Seeing-drawing is not the pursuit of happiness, but stopping the pursuit, and experiencing the awareness, the happiness of being all there.
(what wonderful intention to set for the day.)