Here and There

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Change in time.

i found this drafted post: {Early Autumn: Brussels Sprouts.  Cleaning under the couch.  Napping house.  Oven on.  Oatmeal with peanut butter.  The bag of brown rice sitting on top of the bag of arborio rice.  Rooibos tea.  Doll blankets.}

and now, early spring:  Plum Blossoms.  Shirley Temple.  Chocolates.  Dark purple smoothies.  Sharing supper with friends.  New/old green sweater from Buffalo Exchange.  Latte.  Songbirds.  Poetry.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Poem from a Godly Play gathering yesterday...

 in a palest pink room with dark wood trim and leaded glass windows.

Letters to a Young Poet--Letter 4-- July 16, 1903

Be patient to all that is unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves
like locked rooms and like books that are now written
in a very foreign tongue.

Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given to you
because you would not be able to live them
and the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it,
live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, February 06, 2012

4am thoughts

I'm sure I'm not the first to say so, but I was thinking about how 30 Rock is so much like The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  The comparisons just kept presenting themselves.

Liz = Mary
Jack = Lou
Pete Hornburger = Murray
Tracy Jordan = Ted
Jenna Maroni = Sue Ann

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Did Martha ruin coloring eggs?

I read a blog post where the writer was feeling nostalgic for the good old days of her childhood, where coloring eggs involved a box of PAAS and that's it.

With Pinterest, blogs and all the ideas to be seen, to be tried, it is kind of sad that it makes the basic celebration activity seem boring.  Just a heart shaped doily.  Just a colored egg.  Just a party hat.  But, it's a heart shaped doily!  It's a colored egg!  It's a party hat!  Along with the not taking of granted of things, I want to enjoy the basic celebration activities that I've always done, without the pressure of trying something NEW all the time.

The difference between feeling inspired and feeling inadequate is sometimes hard to pin down.