What I dream of is an art of balance, or purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.
~ Henri Matisse
I’ve been absent because I’ve allowed myself to be mired down in a morass of worry and concern. But today I’m letting my shoulders relax and I’m focusing more on what I dream of than on anxiety.
Even in its rain, today was a beautiful day.
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.
I think it would be heavenly.
(Picture source: https://goo.gl/images/a5RFj4)
“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?