I’m beginning to think that I was in a bit of a funk the entire 6 years we were in the townhouse. Pre-Townhouse I always gardened, read books. socialized, did crafts, and worked on the house.
For a variety of reasons, things changed in the townhouse. Part of it was living in a smaller abode that was very dark, and a bigger part was a job where I was pretty much powerless. I didn’t realize what had dropped out of my life until there was a UFO contest (UnFinished Objects) contest on Pattern Review. Most people who sew have a bunch of half-finished projects. Not me. Everything is done. I have no partially completed tasks in this house. Jobs are started, finished, and then the mess is promptly tidied up and put away.
Sounds pretty damned orderly, doesn’t it?
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“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew.”
– Desmond Tutu, religious leader
We went to Lake Oconee (featured picture) this past weekend and I took dozens of pictures of sunrises, sunsets, and the lake. G doesn’t really understand it, but I can’t help myself from being awed by the beauty, and wanting to capture it forever.
“There are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them.”
– Henri Matisse, artist
Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
– L.M. Montgomery, writer
Spent the weekend with someone who likely does not have many more days in this dear old world, yet he found a lot of joy simply watching his young grandson, and having a laugh with family. This really changes your perspective …
“On with the dance, let joy be unconfined is my motto, whether there’s any dance to dance, or any joy to unconfine.”
– Mark Twain, humourist
My brother-in-law was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Yesterday, his daughters threw a huge bash for him and invited the whole town. There were live bands, good homemade pot luck, wine and beer for toasts, games for the children, and a lot of love. They danced!
We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.
– Bill Waterson, cartoonist
Who can argue with the creator of Calvin and Hobbes?