Saturday, April 26

Saturday Mashup

Librarians are wonderful, and so are their children, and also the blogs which give us these surprising discoveries! Today a lot of shiny bits and pieces appeared out of the chaos that is daily life, and with patience and attention I might get to highlight a few of them. Until next time, here is a belated Easter image from Biltmore Village --

Oh, so maybe you wanted to see the McDonald's a block away, the one that sits by the entrance to the Biltmore Estate and mirrors its style? Be good and hopeful, and maybe I'll take a couple of pictures there. While you're waiting, listen to a child talk and read a good book and remember that while change is constant, the really good things don't change.

I'm quitting trying to be "with it," technologically. The last straw came in today's funnies, when the dad in Zits announced he's started a blog, and the teen kid told him blogs are over -- now it's vlogs. What's the point? Blogger spellcheck doesn't even recognize the word "vlog." Better to put your attention on the children and the books. Maybe I'll listen to my own wisdom.

Thursday, April 3


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Sometimes it helps to see a big blue circle. This is why we need art, to take us out of our mental hamster wheels, out of our inward gazing and into the air of possibility and delight.
Going into nature, afield or in the back yard, does this too.
And when we go into a garden and find a big blue circle
and are allowed to touch it
and to find that we can turn it on its base
and we feel as happy as a child under the sky
then life feels a little better, a little more grounded.