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”
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
The past is never where you think you left it.
~ Katherine Anne Porter
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?
~ Keven Sinnott, The Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide To Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee
If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans.
~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life