Thursday, February 24, 2011
and another reason to laugh
and a moment to weep
and a pillow to rest your head
and a shoulder to cry on
and a silly song
and a goofy comment
and a sandwich to share
and reason to reminisce
It will be a good day.
Please keep my dad in your prayers. He is still very sick.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The heart is the thousand-stringed instrument.
Our sadness and fear come from being
Out of tune with love.
All day long God coaxes my lips to speak,
So that your tears will not stain His green dress.
It is not that the Friend is vain,
It is just your life we care about.
Sometimes the Beloved takes my pen in hand,
For Hafiz is a simple man.
The other day the Old One wrote on the Tavern wall:
"The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument
that can only be tuned with LOVE."
-Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Friday, February 18, 2011
Michael Leunig is a wonderful artist I was introduced to by my fiance.
After sharing some of his quotes in blog posts, a fellow blogger offered to send me a gift.
You see...in Australia, Leunig is a national living treasure.
At the new year, there is a free calendar and a sheet of wrapping paper available to all.
Betsy B was kind enough to offer to send them to me!!
I was thrilled! I love them!
I am still basking in the unexpected kindness of another!
And all the way from Australia!
THANK YOU, BETSY B!
I am so very grateful!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
speak softly for the threads that weave
hold tenderly to the threads that break
if a robe of fear hides your belly of laughter,
take it off...
find the grass with your bare feet
hold the hand of the Constant Friend
boldy ask for a thread from His robe of love
and tie it around your finger to remember