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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


a cup of tea on the porch,
writing a shopping list in the kitchen,
tossing in a load of laundry,
sending a few e-mails,
watering the plants...

and feeling oh, so, so grateful for the simple
roof over our heads.

there are too many who do not have shelter...
in oklahoma and syria and too many
other places.

i sit with a mixture of gratitude
(not wanting to take anything for granted)
and compassion,
(keeping those in distress in my thoughts). 


  1. How long did you have to wait to get him to sit like that!?

  2. Yes to gratitude and kisses to Henry!
    Excellent photo!

  3. this photo has refuge written all over it:)

  4. I was in Paris yesterday, no special purpose just a day walking and enjoying. Then I feel also gratitude for the sun that was shining, for my health which is not too bad at the moment, for being able to enjoy all those small things I see ......for being able to feel gratitude.

  5. I forgot : your Henry is really a cover boy!!!!

  6. oh you are such a wonderful person
    ...loved the photo

  7. Practicing gratitude is important and I appreciate the reminder.

    The photo is fabulous, too.