September 17, 2012
One of my friend's shared this quote with me...
"To feel life's beauty, then, is to see the beauty of one's own life."
This is one of my favorite trees... truly shows me life's beauty... outside one of my most favorite places to be.....
And another photo...taken last year in the same spot...just appreciating nature, some hot cider, freshly fallen leaves, and a brisk fall day....can you tell how I love this time of year?
Posted by LS at 17.9.12
September 9, 2012
Just sharing this beautiful celtic cross I picked up at a little boutique in Long Grove this afternoon. How I found it is just as nice of a story as looking at it is. After starting out on my day with my massive to do list, I passed by a sign for this quaint downtown historical district that I had not visited in ages. No, it didn't fit into the plan of my calculated day, but I took the detour anyway and found myself happily lost for an hour. It was the perfect afternoon to spend walking along the cobblestones, in and out of shops...Je voudrai flaner avec toi (en francais...to walk around aimlessly without a plan). I love that this cross will always remind me of that day and that choice and the detours of life and finding the beauty on the paths we are given wherever we are.
I want to be able as days go by,
I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
a lot of secrets about myself
I want to go out with my head erect
I want to deserve all men's respect;
but here in the struggle for fame and wealth
I want to be able to like myself.
I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself and so,
self respecting and conscience free.