Plans for making one : here
I love to read all kinds of books. Each one brings me to a different place and time or a better understanding of something. Here in Asheville was the first time I had seen these little libraries on parks and in front of houses. When I recycle my books, I choose one or two to add to one of these free gift places.
It seems like magic that after many tries I got my blog back.
This excerpt is from sparknotes about William Wordsworth “daffodil” poem. I think of it of this treasure of a poem each spring when I see the first yellow blooms if the year. I share my joy with you.
“The speaker says that, wandering like a cloud floating above hills and valleys, he encountered a field of daffodils beside a lake. The dancing, fluttering flowers stretched endlessly along the shore, and though the waves of the lake danced beside the flowers, the daffodils outdid the water in glee. The speaker says that a poet could not help but be happy in such a joyful company of flowers. He says that he stared and stared, but did not realize what wealth the scene would bring him. For now, whenever he feels “vacant” or “pensive,” the memory flashes upon “that inward eye / That is the bliss of solitude,” and his heart fills with pleasure, “and dances with the daffodils.”
“So this is my call to you: let’s put this country back together. Let’s do it despite the politicians and the media and Facebook and Twitter and Congressional redistricting and all of it, all the things that divide us. Let’s do it because it’s right. And let’s do it because this hate and contempt that flows through all of us every day makes us ugly and it corrupts us, and it threatens the very fabric of our society. We owe it to one another and our country to reach out and try to connect. We can’t afford to hate them any longer, and we can’t afford to let them hate us either. Empathy and respect. Empathy and respect. If you think about it, it’s the very least that we owe our fellow citizens.”
This quote is from a TED talk by Robb Willer.
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These words fill me up with love and gratitude. It’s my pleasure to pass on the goodness from Derek Walcott 💛
“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the others welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread, Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”
~ Derek Walcott, “Love After Love” 1974
Feast on your life and what has brought you here.
Let this awareness open your heart in loving kindness and gratitude.
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