I had to think about how long it’s been. Actually, I had to look at the chart I have of family birthdays to remember exactly how old the grandson is who was born right before my mother’s death. Accchhhh! I just checked to see what I had written about my mother before and wouldn’t you … More on the ninth year after my mother’s death
While walking in Central Park on Sunday, I noticed a beautiful tree that looked very much like a sycamore, but with a fascinating bark. Now, I want you to know that I do not fancy myself a tree expert by any means, but I like to identify those things that please me. I don’t need … More london planetree grows in manhattan
This is what I read this morning on my Yahoo feed: Why It’s So Important To Think Of Age As A Gift which led me to this article by Phyllis Sues. I’m leaving the headline large because it should be and it is. Here’s just a tidbit: If you think of age as a gift you will understand what … More from the old with the young
A cousin of mine emailed me the other day to let me know she was thinking of us on the upcoming difficult weekend. And she hopes we are all well. Well, until she wrote it, I didn’t realize this was supposed to be a difficult weekend. The weather has been glorious; I didn’t have to prepare a lot of … More difficult?
Or is it “Children play; we forget”? Kids on their own, figuring out how to use what there is. This is what we do, instead. But then there’s this. So maybe there’s hope.
Yesterday, while walking, from a distance I noticed a man riding a bike somewhat slowly and wobbly. As we approached each other, I realized he was riding alongside a boy (10? 11?). Ah! Father encouraging Son. And so as we passed each other, I clapped for the young runner. I had a while to think about … More mothers of convention
With yesterday’s post, with me trying so hard to line everything up, in photos and in life, I left out many photos that show how important it is to let go, every once in a while. Let nature show itself. But then, we do interact with nature, don’t we? And then, we don’t do … More natural perspective; a follow-up