“My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” ~ Henry Rollins
“We know too much, and what might have been excused in other times can no longer stand up to reason. With that understanding comes moral responsibility.” ~ Wayne Pacelle
“Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and spirit.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” ~ Paul Theroux
“The hummingbird competes with the stillness of the air.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
Fall is a time for maintenance. Just as the trees of our property are winding down, closing their factory doors one dropped-leaf at a time, so are we getting things in order to go dormant for the winter. Juggled into the daily sorting through boxes of stuff that held us together in apartment living over the summer was the slightly more unpleasant task of purging unused items from our home closets and attic spaces.This took some time — and patience — and aside from the stemware staged on the dining table which awaits glass shelving in the new kitchen, all is either put away or staged to go away. The best news is the pile of stuff that’s getting passed on is very, very big.
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot