Flying at night

“Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water. Below us,
some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death,
snaps on his yard light, drawing his sheds and barn
back into the little system of his care.
All night, the cities, like shimmering novas,
tug with bright streets at lonely lights like his.”

~ Ted Kooser in “Flying at Night”

Galaxy

Working together

“We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible
and the invisible

working together
in common cause,

to produce
the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way
the intangible air

passed at speed
round a shaped wing

easily
holds our weight.

“So may we, in this life
trust

to those elements
we have yet to see

or imagine,
and look for the true

shape of our own self,
by forming it well

to the great
intangibles about us.”

~ David Whyte
from The House of Belonging

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To my wonderful Linda . . .

This week my wife and I celebrated our 41st anniversary. I guess we were just so young then and so young at heart now. The time has passed way too quickly. I consider myself extremely fortunate to spend it with my best friend.

I started this journey with my blog three years ago, while we were in Savannah, Georgia celebrating our 39th and now I have folks like all of you in over 130 countries that I consider my friends that follow my postings on a daily basis. I want to say thanks to all of you and most importantly thanks to my wonderful partner in this journey of life.