Friday, May 15, 2009

rambling



I just finished Laura Ingalls Wilder: Farm Journalist. Some of it was fascinating and some of it was boring. It shed a lot of light on the character of the woman. These quotes are particularly insightful and very relevant today.

"Tho we do not have the advantages of travel, we stay-at-homes may acquire a culture of the heart which is almost impossible in the rush and roar of cities."(November 20, 1919)

"Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals, when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do." (January 5, 1920)

"To simplify our lives as much as possible, to overcome that feeling of haste by remembering that there are just as many hours in the day as ever, and that there is time enough for the things that matter if it is rightly used.

Then, having done the most we may here, when we reach the limit of time we will sail over the horizon rim to new beauties and greater understanding." (January 1, 1924).



Last weekend, one of Light's school friends had her birthday at Eveland Farms (the place we go for pumpkins every year). It was a pleasant day and me and the girls (siblings were welcome) had a nice time.




My apologies to my dear friends here in blogland. I am trying to focus on the essentials and as much as I love the world out here on the computer. Reality is more important.



It was very springish when we visited the farm. Everything that was male from pigs to donkeys and from horses to turkeys and even the peacock shared their glorious (or not so glorious) masculinity with the world.

6 comments:

  1. "Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals, when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do."

    That is beautiful and I need to put it into practice. I'm glad you took the time to put it here.

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  2. The pictures of the girls are great. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  3. Love the quotes. I may have to use some at some point.

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  4. Reality definitely is more important. I enjoyed your photos. It looks like the party was fun:)

    I also enjoyed the quotes. Is that a new book?

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  5. Enjoy your reality!

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  6. The second quote is one that I read recently in another Laura biography - it really touched me and made me think. I wanted to post it, write about it, but then I decided just to hold it close, and live it.

    So good to read it here, friend.

    Love to you!

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