If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler, Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer and conductor
She hasn’t written about it in a while, but Mama is still playing flute.
In fact, she plays nearly Every. Single. Day.
Every writer I know has trouble writing. ~ Joseph Heller, American author
Perhaps some of you have noticed I haven’t been around the blogosphere as much lately as I have in previous years.
Maybe some of you have missed me.
Or my musings.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel
We’ve been told to expect tribulation in the world,
And we don’t have to look far to see a rocky path:
Crowded with thorns and brambles:
More often than not, cold and unforgiving:
But that doesn’t mean we should give up.
Because peace, real peace, is something most of us crave.
Maybe we’ve been focusing too long on the big picture:
And failing to appreciate how interconnected we small humans are:
Maybe we simply need to place one foot in front of the other:
And keep working toward new beginnings of peace:
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown
I have a question — a serious question — and I hope someone older (or just wiser) can give me an answer.
When should the average person start prepping for old age?
The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years. ~Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States
Red sky at morning is indicative
Of bad weather to come, so they say.
But oh, what beautiful sky scenes
Such reds, golds, and purples bring!
Who can lie still in bed
When beauty abounds?
Not me! No way!
Phone in hand
To the east
At a sunrise
That was so gorgeous
It took my breath away.
Everything was bathed in pink —
Houses, fences, trees, lawns, and more
Glowing a shimmery shade of rose.
Making me glad I was up to see it.
Note: Poetry form is a Double Reversed Etheree. You can find out more about this form here.
Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe. ~Doug Larson, columnist and editor
Seeing my first book
On the shelf of our library
Just makes my heart soar!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
Celestite (aka Celestine) derives its name from the Latin word for celestial. While found in shades of red, yellow, and milky white, it’s the pale blue that’s the most common. And most prized.
Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ~Michael Josephson, former law professor and attorney
Another year gone
Twelve months in front of us all
Time to get it right
I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon. ~Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian
Mama says you’ve all been such good blogging buddies this year that she’s decided to give you a gift.