Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. ~Floyd W. Tomkins, Episcopal American deacon
Time off to celebrate the day
For Easter Alleluias.
And eleventh hour flute practice
For a band concert this week.
I’ll return soon — til then
Happy Easter! Happy Spring!
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown
Mama tells me getting old isn’t for sissies.
It’s not a lot of fun for us dogs either.
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer
She: A chunk of bread and you, my sweet,
No more is needed; my life’s complete.
He: Oh, life, indeed, is fair and fine.
What’ll it be, your place or mine?
Note: April is National Poetry Month.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher
A healthy respect for a goose
In the open and walking around loose
Is a wise path, it would seem
For they can be mean
Especially when it’s one versus deuce!
Note: This is another Limerick. I saw these birdies outside a shopping mall recently. Quite defensive over their territory (might there have been a nest nearby?), they’re BIG creatures (almost waist-high!) and can be intimidating with their hisses, open mouths, and bold approaches. Didn’t Shakespeare write, ‘Discretion is the better part of valor’?!
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Here in Central Illinois, we’ve come to accept that “spring” really doesn’t arrive until May 15.
Just this past Saturday, we had a mix of rain, sleet, and snow (thankfully, it didn’t stick!).
I’m not asleep… but that doesn’t mean I’m awake. ~Author Unknown
Let sleeping dogs lie
It’s hard to wake them, you know
Dogs are sound sleepers.
Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason, American surgeon and author
I imagine it’s happened to all of us at some point, but it never stops being annoying, aggravating, frustrating . . . you pick the adjective.
By ‘it’ I mean a bad haircut.
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness. ~Author Unknown
‘Red sky in morning
Sailors take warning.’
A fiery red in the morning sky is said to indicate a high pressure system (good weather) moving away, leaving rain in its wake.
‘A dappled sky, like a painted woman, soon changes its face.’
Mackerel skies (which resemble fish scales) foretell a changing weather pattern.
Looks like more rain.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
We’ve already talked about two of the “Big Three” colored gemstones — Ruby and Sapphire.
Now it’s time to move on to the other one, Emerald!
Laissez les bon temps rouler — “Let the good times roll” is the motto for the city of New Orleans
Let’s do this — Happy Mardi Gras, everybody!
P.S. Mama said to tell y’all her concert went beautifully! Even the video portions, which she’d had her doubts about. They were informative and tasteful, and folks seemed thrilled with the performance. It was great learning about the unsung heroes of the space program, such as the African-American women coders who helped put man on the moon, self-taught female programmer Margaret Hamilton (credited with designing software to prevent a last-minute abort of the landing), and a tribute to American and Soviet astronauts who died in the line of duty.