sweet smell of clover
in the heavy air
summer in the front yard
It is still technically summer. Even if it feels like summer is over because school is back in session.
Yes, soon, it will be Fall. Even though we love summer we have to give in to the rotation of the planet and admit that the seasons are changing. How are you gearing up for Fall?
Is it just me, or on a day when someone you loved dies, isn’t it weird if the weather is nice? We don’t think that way if it is a celebrity, but if it is a loved one we kind of expect it to rain, or for the sky to grow dark early, or something.
A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
- Chinese Proverb
I like this proverb. What do you think of it?
Once again Emily Dickinson gives us a lot to think about in a short poem. This poem is only 4 lines long; what did it make you think of?
In this short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much – how little – is
Within our power
Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make. –Bill Veeck
Sometimes saying no is the smartest thing to do.
So I totally messed up this poem; you aren’t supposed to personify things of nature in your haiku. But I was pretty emotional this morning when I walked out of my son’s school. This was his first day of school at a real school. He was excited. I got teared up because I know he is going to do great things with his life and this is just the beginning.
Have you ever realized that a book is an inexpensive way to take a vacation?
Not my circus, not my monkeys. -Polish Proverb
I know this one has been making the rounds on social media, but I wanted to share it because I really really love it. Have you seen this quote or heard it before today?