We need beauty because it makes us ache to be worthy of it. ~Mary Oliver, American poet
Oh my Azalea
How big and lovely you are
Wish your blooms would stay
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. ~Author Unknown
Have you found yourself fretting during this global pandemic?
Wishing you had something to occupy your hands so you wouldn’t constantly stuff your face with food or gnaw your fingernails?
Maybe Komboloi worry beads could be a solution for you.
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. ~Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist, writer, and educator
Days upon days of rain
Drenching the ground below.
Keeping us sheltered at home
While Nature continues to grow.
It’s really too cool to garden,
Too wet to dig in the dirt.
My world has become an emerald,
My attire: jeans and T-shirt.
Hang on, people, hang on!
This, too, one day will pass.
Life will acquire a new normal;
Sun will shine on the glass.
It’s easy to drift into sadness
We’re all missing so much.
Perhaps it’s good for the world
To pause from our human touch.
We’re on a maiden voyage,
Fording an unknown sea.
Wading in deepening waters
From which we cannot flee.
Hold on, people, hold on!
It’s easier to smile than frown.
Refuse to add to the misery
Be kind during this slowdown.
Note: I think this poetry form is called Iambic Trimeter. It has three iambs per line. (Of course, if you know otherwise, please educate me!)
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
Named from two Greek words meaning “gift from the sun,” Heliodor is a type of the mineral beryl with a yellow, greenish-yellow, or golden-yellow color.
A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. ~Smiley Blanton, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it. ~Author Unknown
I’ve long been aware that I’m a great “starter” but a lousy “finisher.”