“What Can I Say” – Mary Oliver

I heard Jack Kornfield use this poem at the end of a mindfullness talk. It resonated with me. I hope it resonates for you. ~TH~

Nooks & Crannies - ’cus they’re perfect for a book lover

What can I say that I have not said before?
So I’ll say it again.
The leaf has a song in it.
Stone is the face of patience.
Inside the river there is an unfinishable story
and you are somewhere in it
and it will never end until all ends.

Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.
The song you heard singing in the leaf when you
were a child
is singing still.
I am of years lived, so far, seventy-four,
and the leaf is singing still.

~ “What Can I Say” from Swan by Mary Oliver ~


I love this bit:

“Take your busy heart to the art museum and the
chamber of commerce
but take it also to the forest.

To quote Miss Oliver both the spiritual and the life of this world need…

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The Age of Paper — Making Book

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The introduction of the Fourdrinier machine galvanized the production of paper. It seemed we could make as much and more than we might ever need. Apparently in the 1860s a company called Waters & Sons was building boats made of paper in Troy, New York. Troy made so many paper collars it was known as […]

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Inspiration From Social Media?

Inspiration from social media?  Yes, it can be done!  In fact, at this point I pretty much follow folks on FB & Twitter that exclusively post about their artwork, crafting, typewriters, and stamp collecting.  If any political crappity-crap creeps in- unfollowed.

I keep up with the news via newspapers (which I set aside when they bring me down), and television news- which I digest within the first ten minutes of broadcast.  Both local AND national.  Talking heads banging their gums incessantly over a topic, 24/7.

Know the old saying about beating a dead horse?  Yeah, that.

Other than that, I take walks and enjoy this incredibly beautiful world.  I highly recommend the process.  ~TH~

Trinkets

Hmmmm… ok.  I found this block of four 1970 stamps (Scott No. 1409, 6 cent) crammed and crumpled into our mailbox.  Reminded me of the scene in the film ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, where Jem & Scout discover treasures in an old tree knothole.20180804_142915673987552165292624.jpg