This was the sunrise that greeted me yesterday morning. It was glorious indeed. Then when I later read this passage from Wendell Berry’s A Small Porch, it seemed the perfect picture to accompany this beautiful text.
A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015
By Wendell Berry
VIII. A Small Porch in the Woods
The watcher comes, knowing the small knowledge of his life in this body in this place in this world.
He comes to a place of rest where he cannot mistake himself as larger than he is, the place of the gray flycatcher, the yellow butterfly, the green dragonfly, the white violet, the columbine, where he cannot mistake himself as more graced or graceful than he is.
At the woods’ edge, the wild rose is in bloom, beauty and consolation always in excess of thought.
May today be full of that place of rest where we cannot mistake ourselves as larger than we are.
Happy Sunday, Gentle Readers.
In a world where finding even the tiniest shred of good news seems to be a daunting task, this floated to the surface this week. And, just when you think that public figure and disrepute are interchangeable, thank you Bill Murray for showing us that is not always the case!
Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can. – John Wesley
Today’s reflection is all about yesterday. It was a most wonderful day.
First, we walked where we rarely walk. We visited Indie Knit and Spin where I met Knit/Wit and Rainbow. We walked more along the North Shore and stopped to appreciate memorials and remember those who served. Then we had lunch and a beer or three at Southern Tier Brewery and then headed to the top of Mount Washington to enjoy the view and walk a bit more. The day ended with Wonder Woman (which was really excellent!)
It might have been chilly outside, but the day was one that warmed you on the inside.
I hope your weekend is equally warm!
My plan for Sunday’s is to help us all do a little bit of reflection on something good from the past week. After all, the news is filled with so much bad, sad, make you mad nonsense… but if you look for it, there just might be a ray of sunshine out there, like this story.
Yeah, it brought a tear or two to my eyes too.
Happy Sunday, Gentle Readers… may your day be filled with rays of sunshine where you need them most!