Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Morning Quote for February 15, 2015

                                 Take an axe to the prison wall.
                         Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
                         Do it now.
                         You're covered with thick cloud.

                                                    - Rumi, from Quietness

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Trying to Love Winter

In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring. 
And behind the veil of each night there is a smiling dawn.
-Kahlil Gibran

I have tried gallantly this winter to accept and embrace this season. 
This season that shuts me inside for too long a time. 
It is that time when cabin fever, or worse, the winter blues, has set in. 
I feel I can take no more of the grey days, the white ground, the confinement to the house because of hazardous driving conditions. 
I feel so alone. So desolate. 
Turning to the words of poets, I am comforted to learn that I am not alone. 
Despair from long dark days can only be overcome by believing and anticipating that spring will be here soon. 
Why do I feel I cannot lament? 
Because I don't like listening to others complain?  
Because when I do, someone is quick to correct me and to tell me to look at the positive? 

Now I must search myself for the quivering spring that is inside me. 
If I continue to live in this winter in my heart, I will become so cold and brittle. 
I feel that beginning. 
It is time to melt my inner snow and let the buds begin to open.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Morning Quote for February 8, 2015

Shed no tear! O shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! O weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root's white core.
-John Keats

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Morning Quote for February 1, 2015

Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson