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Sunday, January 06, 2008

A Lovely Day

To begin with I'm going to steal Tammy Vitale's Thought for the Day because it is so beautiful and poignant and just seems to go with today's mood:

thought for the day: Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could. Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum


Huge ominous grey clouds hovering over the mountains today; I can see them from the windows here in the studio. The mountains directly east of here are even blacker than the clouds, as though all the darkness is pouring down from the sky and painting the hills black...


Lynn said...

What a wonderful quote here by Louise Erdrich. How true.

Our sky near yours is grey too.
But no rain has fallen yet today.
May be on its way.

Thanks for posting that.

TammyVitale said...

mmmmm...that's your view? How jealous am I allowed to be? and the next post - your studio. Well, let's add room for a bit more jealous. Your writing is lovely too "darkness pouring down from the sky...." - goes with all those little stories you've been writing with your pictures. Very cool. Thanks for the shout out.