“we must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact
that each moment is a miracle and mystery.”
on daylight savings time day once again – fall back
image credit: ‘fir forest’ painting by gustav klimt
signs of change are all around us.
“the crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.
even on the most beautiful days in the whole year –
the days when summer is changing into autumn –
the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”
– E.B. White
“this is the solstice,
the still point of the sun,
it’s cusp and midnight,
the year’s threshold and unlocking,
where the past lets go of and becomes the future;
the place of caught breath,
the door of a vanished house left ajar.”
art credit: Alica Block
out on a walk
not yet eight o’ clock
a warning beacon
season shines and quietly moves
nearing its end.
“poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.”
turned in my ballot
watched the first debate
went to sleep hopeful
’tis the season of change
i feel it in the air.
“you are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.”
– suzy kassem, the writings of suzy kassem
august is the sunday of summer.
until the election
think, read, listen, ask, talk, learn, know
make your choice
“everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.
if you want a different result, make a different choice.”
forsythia bright in my quarantine kitchen
blossoms have begun to fall
everything is temporary.
“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – pema chodron
sign on a closed store window, found while walking in a very quiet downtown
“life is such a rolling coaster, either you roll with it willingly,
or roll with it unwillingly, but you must roll either way.”