One Man's Paradise

Winter Solstice

“When small men
begin to cast big shadows,
the sun is about to set.”

Lin Yutang


It’s  all uphill from now on, if you live north of the equator…

6 hours and 6 minutes, those were our daylight hours today. I am stranded at home thanks to rain, snow, and temperatures around freezing. The roads have turned into an ice rink, even walking is treacherous. Well, that’s winter. We are prepared and good to go, even if I don’t make it into town until next year. I’ll run out of movies, first.

Lin Yutang was a prolific Chinese writer, translator, and linguist. He also invented a Chinese typewriter and obviously had a good sense of humor.

9 small photos of Lin Yutang with different expressions

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One Man's Paradise

October follies

“The highest form of bliss
is living with a certain degree of folly.”

Desiderius Erasmus


October has just been amazing. Clear skies, bountiful of sunshine, freezing night temperatures, fall foliage… Almost not enough time to catch your breath.

I know winter is coming. We are loosing 7 minutes of daylight every day. 13 F was the lowest temperature reading so far. Nevertheless, when the sun is out it just feels much warmer.

If I could, I would stop time right now. But I can’t. So I go with the flow and appreciate what I have.

 

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