How is it that these beautiful blooms have so much influence over my mood?
Is it because they are so temporary...their beauty so fleeting?
Perhaps it's because they represent a new beginning... ...a time of re-birth and transition... ...and hope.
...and the sunshine...oh the sunshine! That has more influence than anything on my spirits...
While cleaning out today, I found this sunny yellow silk piano shawl in an old suitcase in the attic. I cannot remember now who it belonged to or how or when it came to be here. I guess it doesn't really matter...
I hung it on the clothesline to let it air out... ... its colorful silk flowers still hold the power to make me smile!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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