Today is a quiet day at home. Routine tasks. I also watched some videos on YouTube by Ann Voskamp. I began a gratitude journal and hope to list a thousand gifts too, and then begin again. In a way this is like my practice of writing haiku, but the journal is a list. I am leaving space though for the poems that may arrive later on.
It is amazing the gifts of beauty given at hard times. I have a picture in my mind of the soft lights in rooms across the courtyard from my mother’s room at the nursing home, during her last illness. I know enough to know these gifts are like manna. Daily we look for them and receive; they are given too without looking. Sheer grace.
I bought a journal from Christine Mason Miller. Her boutique closes today at 5:00pm PST–please see her website if you wish details. http://www.christinemasonmiller.com.
on the bushes
that spell renewal: