Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Daze

Is there anything more splendid than the first days of summer!

I'm relishing the beauty of pots on my deck and laughing as the cats fight over a basket to sleep in. You see, they always fought over the basket so I put up a second one and now they fight over who gets the new one.  Just like kids!

On Monday I head to Denver to the Catholic Media Convention where I hope to see many old friends and perhaps make a few new ones. I'm hoping to try out some of my new-found almost skills with my iPhone camera as I visit a couple of places, including the Augustine Institute and their fabulous programs.

I probably should go pack!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ruminating on Rumi

I had the great honor of visiting the Tomb of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi , when I was in Konya, Turkey. It was a holy moment, akin to visiting the tomb of a Catholic saint.

Today I found this wonderful verse of his.

God's joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box,
from cell to cell. As rainwater, down into flowerbed.

As roses, up from ground.
Now it looks like a plate of rice and fish,
now a cliff covered with vines,
now a horse being saddled.

It hides within these,
till one day it cracks them open.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Sunday Gratitude

It's not that I've been ungrateful the past several weeks, it's just that when I'm feeling mightily stressed, I tend to go into radio silence.

But no use looking back!

This week I am grateful for:
 Pots on the deck.
 A new manicure.
 Hydrangeas turning blue.
A wild turkey that visited my backyard.
Sweet tea.