Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Until We're Set Free

Recently I was thinking about Michelangelo, that great Renaissance painter and sculptor. You know the fellow... the one who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and sculpted such well-known masterpieces as the David statute.

Apparently the artist was once asked how he knew what to carve away when he started a new block of marble and the subject was to be an angel. His reply? "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."

Michelangelo's response got me pondering, and as it was my turn to post on my writers' group blog today, I've posted a short meditation which you are invited to check out here.

Here's wishing you a happy day!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring Party


I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird
or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful.
~ Pete Hamill

I heard a robin whistling from some roof top as rays of sunshine tickled corners early this morning. What a delight! That means the robins back, and for me, that means spring is truly here...  even here in northerly Alberta! Hubby's been out in the yard cleaning up and already little spring sprigs are poking green noses through warming earth.

Robin Williams says it best when he once said, "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" I'm ready -- you too?

Happy Day!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

More Favourites

Bouquets of Pink Peonies

Brand new journals

Boxes of beautiful note cards

Steaming latte coffee

Kitty cats

Mediterranean blue

Velvety rose petals

Packages wrapped in tissue and tied with pretty ribbons

Magpies hiding peanuts in the fallen leaves

Rainy days, sunny days, cloudy days

Smoky autumn evenings, twilight shadows

Bird songs in spring

Pondering the life-giving words of Jesus

Chocolate truffles, fountain pens, old bookshops

...to name a few

Happy Day,