A Night Full of Talking
A night full of talking that hurts,
my worst held-back secrets. Everything
has to do with loving and not loving.
This night will pass.
Then we have work to do.
~ Rumi, From “A Year With Rumi: Daily Readings”
If we were having coffee: Stripping
In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old.
~ Craig D. Lounsbrough
If we were having coffee: Jellyfish and other things edition
The past is never where you think you left it.
~ Katherine Anne Porter
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Home and gardens
I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
~ Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden
“Why it’s simply impassible!”
Alice: “Why, don’t you mean impossible?”
Door: “No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Norm over at Norm 2.0 has a Thursday Doors feature, and I decided to jump in this week. Like most photographers I know, I take a lot of pictures of doors. We have quite a few doors around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, not all of them where you might expect to find a door. While the old back door appears perfectly fine, it is not (it is broken) so we replaced it with a new, and similar, door when we renovated the laundry/mud room. We have not yet decided what to do with the old one so it leans against the Weathervane Building, waiting for a new home. I’ve been thinking about putting it in the woods as a standing sculpture of sorts. Or maybe as part of the entrance to the marsh.
If this door could talk, I wonder what stories it would tell?
If we were having coffee
Coffee beans are at their peak flavor for fourteen days from the roaster. Beyond that, they should be stored consistently below 0C/32F, ideally near the temperature where Walt Disney is kept.
~ Keven Sinnott, The Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide To Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee
I am blessed
If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans.
~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life