Well written, some ideas to contemplate.
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~
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 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 […]
A repost from one year + ago. Stamps, and letters, yeah!
https://wp.me/p5fwSr-ks. This is right up my alley. Great inspiration Cloud Writer! ~TH~
The stamp show has been great. I found quite a few items I wanted, had some great discussions. Met Graham Beck of YouTube channel Exploring Stamps. The exhibit is breathtaking.
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~
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.
Well, I sure do like when my hobbies intersect. I recently got into philately. I have plenty of stamps to sort through, and I will be attending the APS National Summer Convention in Columbus OH. In preparation for the event, I’m digging into the details.
I recently purchased a hodge-podge of collection materials from Ebay, which included this swell book from 1964. It’s a discard from the Muhlenberg Library. Note the hand lettered filing info on the cover. I love old library books. No card in the back cover though. Oh well…