Before we close a file, the program asks “Are you sure you want to save the changes?”
Someone said we should ask the same question at the end of each day, before we close it. Are we sure we want to save the changes… to ourselves, to our lives. Are they worth keeping? Or is it a day we can discard, like changes to a file we don’t want to save?
Someone else said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Am I sure I want to save the changes? It’s not always an easy question. For today, I am happy to add this post.
The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,
One blushing shame, another white despair;
A third, nor red nor white, had stol’n of both
– William Shakespeare (Sonnet 99)
to my bones
to your breath
in the morning light
to your heaven
Butterfly, tiger, alien, or orchid?
Out of This World
“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Not that weed. 🙂
A friend once told me not to bring this orchid home because “it’s a weed among orchids.”
I decided to take it home anyway because I’ve tried other varieties and none of them survived. This fellow, for all its humble pedigree, kept blooming. I think it’s because it doesn’t listen to what others say.
If plants overthink their reason for being, I guess many of them won’t be around.
Just think of the cactus growing in the desert.
The Sun doesn’t judge who gets its light.
The jasmine keeps on spreading its tiny flowers and scent.
Growth is life and life is growth.
We be like plants and hesitate less.
Now, for that other kind of weed… 🙂
An ancient Roman sculpture garden is recreated at the Courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
At this time of year, chimney bellflowers (Campanula pyramidalis) appear in the courtyard. The flowers are grown from seed and take two years to reach their six-foot height!
Quite an impressive work of horticulture.
“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
– Douglas Adams