Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, December 3, 2009

this morning

the blustery, wild winds last night pushed in a mild and sunny day. 
it doesn't feel like early december...
henry snickerdoodle has taken up one of his
favorite winter spots anyway. 
gretta and i will have leftovers from moosewood for lunch...
giving me plenty more time to work on gifts.
this one using up precious vintage scraps...
this had faded to nothing,
but a rest in the dark coolness of the garage and a bit
of fertilizer brought it back.
it was a gift from a friend years ago, and it travelled
all the way from illinois when we moved east,
so i'm glad it came back.

and i found the perfect words this morning, 
for a very tough situation.

He prayed as he breathed, forming no words
and making no specific requests,
only holding in his heart, 
like broken birds in cupped hands,
all those people who were in stress or grief.
-Ellis Peters


  1. Very beautiful words. Thank you.

  2. Love the clothes on the line. I know, strange weather. Balmy. So wonderful you coaxed your oxalis (?) back to life. They are such delicate looking, pretty plants, little butterfly leaves. Henry is awfully cute all curled up, love the elephant fabric. Soup sounds delicious. And wow, perfect, to those last lines. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I recognize that elephant fabric and I LIKE it!

  4. Beautiful words to keep close to our hearts. Thank you for sharing them. Enjoy these days
    with Gretta.

  5. I love that quotation, one well worth remembering.

    Pomona x

  6. glad the words resonated with many of you. sometimes just the right words can bring such comfort.

    and dawn, i thought you might like that fabric! hmmmm....

  7. Lovely post, Karen, and I absolutely LOVE that picture of Henry!!
    I may ask you if I can use it as inspiration for a fabric picture!!

  8. I love your pictures, espessially the laundry basket with the little basket for your clothes pins, how dear!