precious threads

“If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.” – Dean Koontz Been thinking a lot lately about friendship and connections, both here at home and…

all the stories in between

“The beginning is the word and the end is silence. And in between are all the stories.” ~Kate Atkinson while a few old hydrangea blossoms continue to hold on for dear life tiny new buds are beginning to form I am hopeful

the tear catcher

“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.” ~Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

bring your umbrella…

I’m walking in the rain over HERE today. Would love for you to join me!

impermanence

“It’s true, I think, as Kenko says in his Idleness, That all beauty depends upon disappearance, The bitten edges of things, the gradual sliding away Into tissue and memory, the uncertainty And dazzling impermanence of days we beg our meanings from, And their frayed loveliness.” ~ Charles Wright – The World of the Ten Thousand Things     *a big thank you to Shawna…