Stormy days ahead around here. Time to stay put reading a good book. Or go out and catch some herring?
“In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.”
when you open your pantry and you realize the selection of delicious jam from last years berry harvest is dwindling. And those jars of dried mushrooms are disappearing, too.
There is still plenty of salmon in the freezer, but the next spawning season is months away. Around goes the cycle of consumption and replenishment .
Appreciating everything nature has to offer.
“Nature’s first green is gold.”
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.”
Some days it is difficult to remember that happiness is a choice.
Wishing you and me the ability to remember that.
That and great views.
“The time is always right
to do the right thing.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are not enough Martin Luther King Days to remember all the profound words of this great man.
is not only what it does,
but also what it tolerates.
Kurt Tucholsky was born today 127 years ago. He wrote political and social satire warning against anti-democratic tendencies. His writing was censored, he was stripped of his German citizenship and died at age 45 in exile as a broken man.
He was a master of pointed, short remarks. He was prolific, wrote under many pseudonyms. He would have many followers on Twitter today…
Here is another great quote of this remarkable man:
“Nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to find oneself in open opposition to one’s time (and those one loves) and to say loudly: No!”