If the good deeds we have done together entitle us in any small way to call in a special request from above – we need that now. One of our own has fallen ill. She is loved and needed by her family, her extended rescue family, and by the dogs. Because I am helpless to do more right now than to call for the prayers and good wishes of all, I send you flowers from the garden we both love. […]
“Anybody who wants to rule the world should try to rule a garden first.” ~ Author Unknown I found this unattributed quote and it struck me as true. Nothing humbles like a garden – a tiny microcosm of the world where distinct forces work best in harmony, but are sometimes pushed into doing battle for survival and the chance to ensure future generations. I’m not really sure that anyone ever rules the garden; to assume so would tempt Mother Nature’s […]
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I had a friend I thought I would grow old with, but the friendship was false. I had a title that I thought fit me until it did not. I thought I knew the heart of my country – but lately, I am less sure. Life unfolds in mysterious and unpredictable ways. The truest things I know are found in what comes forward from the earth, in the miracles of the natural world, the connections of two souls adrift, and […]
Hope is what fuels our ability to achieve the unachievable. Light is where we blossom once more. Kindness is what transforms even the most broken. Darkness leads to isolation, fear, despair, uncaring, and malevolence. We choose, each day, in each tiny act, whether to see and act in this life with light or darkness. That choice shapes who we are and who we become. It’s time to fight for the light. Lest we lose ourselves to darkness.