No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.
|A Cottage by the Sea||
Antagonize any situation, and you give it power against yourself; offer mental nonresistance, and it crumbles away in front of you.
High opinions of ourselves gives rise to two things: blowing our own trumpet, and censuring others.
Theophan the Recluse
I haven’t posted for well over a week. Rather comforting. No deadlines. Of course I was busy with two family reunions, one at our house on the 4th and another in Vermont over the weekend.
I took the time to reflect on what I want to do with this blog. I’m not ready to let it go, but I don’t want to continue the commitment to post a ‘Daily Quote’, something I’ve done every day (I think I missed one day) since I started the blog in November 2009. That adds up to approximately 3000 quotes. Of course there’s always a quote to be had, but lately I’ve been adding them as habit more than as something I want to say. The process has felt like a chore, not a joy: find, copy, paste, add a picture—and do it every day.
Plus, stand alone quotes don’t resonate with me any more. I sense this is part of a longing for more simplicity in my life. I yearn to get rid of more stuff, including daily routines that take mental and physical time.
Stay tuned. I love to write and share what I’m thinking. Hmm, quoting others isn’t that. HOWEVER, I will post a quote when I am so moved.
I am on vacation where there is no internet. I'll be back in a week. Happy July 4th.
To Jefferson the Revolution was more than a struggle for independence, it was a struggle for democracy, and thus what he wrote was truly revolutionary.