“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”
“We shape our self
to fit this world
and by the world
are shaped again.
and the invisible
in common cause,
I am thinking of the way
the intangible air
passed at speed
round a shaped wing
holds our weight.
“So may we, in this life
to those elements
we have yet to see
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
“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.” – Richard Bach
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.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
“Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.” ~ Brené Brown
“What the masters have understood is that everything they could ever choose to possess or experience is already in their possession. All they need to do is acknowledge it, and that is why prayers of thanksgiving in advance are so powerful.” ~ origin of the quote unknown
“There are no ordinary moments.” ~ Dan Millman