summer solstice #16

When we were kids my mother was always losing her glasses. She would tell us who ever found them would get a present. Invariably they were sitting in an obvious place and the present we waited for empty handed was a kiss. When I went through post cards last week I noticed that many of the cards were inspired by Mom cleaning off her desk. She thought she should share the collections of images that accumulated in the net of her desk.


"You don't run down the present, pursue it with baited hooks and nets. You wait for it, empty-handed, and you are filled. You'll have fish left over... It is by definition, Christmas, the incarnation. This old rock planet gets the present for a present on its birthday every day." Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek


In high school my English teacher made us get a notebook & write a 'thought for the day.' This was way before journaling became so popular. When you entered her classroom, she had her 'thought' on the blackboard. We were to sit quietly & reflect & then write our quote. Hers were always from an author -- & very thought provoking. Reading your blog takes me back to that time -- I was in awe of the process & it started a lifelong love of journaling. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

and what could be better than the kiss? lovely picture and lovely pot

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