Words from a Reader
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
It seemed that we would have no autumn this year. The temperature went from nineties to fifties suddenly, but for a few days we are having great fall weather. The leaves are beginning to change and to fall, a month later than usual.
|Pumpkins are a big symbol of Fall. I see them everywhere.|
|Morning view from my house of mountains peeking up through the fog.|
|One of my favorite photos of Barry, my late husband.|
|My woods turn color every year, but later this year.|
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
We all seem to be frightened and uncertain these days. We live in a culture that has to blame someone for everything that happens. When we feel threatened and afraid, we don't behave normally.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
I want to be clear: Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness tends to be the pleasurable feeling we get from having the sense that life is going well.
Joy, on the other hand, has a mysterious capacity to be felt alongside sorrow and even ― sometimes, most especially ― in the midst of suffering. This is because joy is what we feel deep in our bones when we realize and feel connected to others ― and to what is genuinely good, beautiful and meaningful ― which is possible even in pain. Whereas happiness is generally the effect of evaluating our circumstances and being satisfied with our lives, joy does not depend on good circumstances.Happiness - a state of well-being and contentment
My wedding day. Our mothers, Helen Beall and Lois Council on my left. To Barry's right are Gay Council and Richard Beall.