home and in self-imposed quarantine
soon to venture back out
to the stars, the blue sky, the river, and the woods.
‘the vast differences that separate the stars are providential.
beings and worlds are quarantined from each other.
the quarantine is lifted only
for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement
to have safely traveled from star to star.’
image credit: google images
even in the midst of the most challenging of times
the flowers never cease to bloom.
“can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?”
~ maurice maeterlinck
nectarine tree on a sunny day in sierra vista, arizona, usa
back in the day
when my girls were little
if there was a power outage
I would tell them
we were just like the family
in ‘the little house on the prairie’
we could pretend we were them
have lots of fun
it was okay for a while
until it got old
the novelty wore off
when there was
no pa playin’ the fiddle
no butter to churn
no humming and singing
no stitchin’ to be done
no cows to milk
then we just had to wait it out
and it was not fun.
“where a light can’t live, i know i can’t.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie
image credit: nbc tv
“what we write should surprise us, the way life surprises us.”
(not me, but someone who approaches things the same way I do)
my favorite quote or word to live by:
in every sense of the word.
image credit: vintage pinterest
this quote is found in children’s literature
but is a great reminder for all ages.