Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the rooster is crooning

Good morning. Winter is here. Summer has gone. Spring is not in the air though it's still around- sleeping in the garlic bulbs planted in late October, in the tulip bed where the flowers wait. Fall is left to lay on the frosty ground, the leaves blanketing the lawn like a decaying quilt. The pines to the east stand as sentries to the winter blasts sure to come, and in their branches heavily laden with green needles are nests the staunchest of birds have built for their winter homes. Everything is quietly peaceful this A.M, even the rooster is crooning instead of crowing. The crescent moon barely visible as the sun makes it's warm way into the graces of the sky, and-

"...no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."

-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s
from Desiderata

(I love that verse, hope you find a bit of solace in it too.)
Take care-


Anonymous said...

It almost looks like the clouds are moving in that picture!!

Love, Rhi

troutbirder said...

Your words are lyrically apt and the poem.....beautifully consoling. Thanks

Jayne said...

How very beautiful... your words are poetry.

bam said...

the beauty you feed me every time fills me and sparkles me. you are sustenance in this season. you are beauty through and through. bless you........that was so delicious i am licking my lips......

Queen of Not A Lot said...

Ter, you gotta go to my blog for some holiday stupid fun!

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Hey there. I just this weekend was able to access & read a lovely email you sent me in February of this year. Yes. I know. February. Anyhow. I sent you an email back but wanted to be sure you received my warm regards and apologies for what I'm sure came off as massive jackassery on my part. I had let that email account go dormant for some time and didn't even realize it was still out there for people to send messages to. I really enjoy your blog, appreciate your words very deeply, and wish you well. Stay warm and toasty. -Emily from OddVitamins