Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sometimes


Sometimes it's blowing the budget on $6 lavender candles.

Sometimes it's the view from my front deck (above) taken yesterday.

Sometimes it's the loaf of partridgeberry bread left in the front seat of my car (text: don't sit into your car without checking the front seat!)

Sometimes it's an engrossing read like "The Green Road" by Anne Enright with a line such as this which lifts me right out:

P70: "Death is not the worst thing that can happen to you. Everyone dies. It's the timing that matters. The first and second of it. The order in which we go."
Sublime.

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  1. Life is full of little magical surprises and novelties. Where would we be without them? True about the order in which we go. My 93-year-old mother feels very lonely now that most of her friends have died before her and she's finding it hard to make any new friends to replace them.

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    1. Even at my age it's becoming a void, Nick, I consciously target young 'uns to befriend.

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  2. Sounds like you are on the mend darlin! Good on ya - very good on ya! 😄‼️

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    1. I think the thought of first counselling on Wednesday is inspiring me Betty :)

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  3. Those were supposed to be 2 smiley faces - I guess they don't work in comments...

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    1. I did wonder about those question marks LOL

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  4. Love your view; and love the quote too.

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    1. Thanks Tom, I still shake myself when I look out my front door :) I love Anne Enright.

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  5. Enright is terrific. I've read only a few of her books, but have others on the shelf that I look forward to finding time for. That view, and its blue, are sublime too.

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    1. Stan I particularly love how she nails the Irish psyche even when we drag it thousands of miles away.
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  6. What is lifting me right out of my normal self is the latest Lisbeth Salander book. The fourth one and now written by someone else as Stieg Larsson died a premature death, making the line you quoted very poignant indeed. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/22/lisbeth-salander-is-back-first-plot-details-of-the-girl-in-the-spiders-web-released

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    1. Let us know if it's as good as the first 3 Ramana, I couldn't put those down!
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  7. I've not long finished The Green Road, and thought of you. Great book.

    Thank you Rummuser for mentioning the 4th Salander book. Didn't know it was out. I fancy some kick-ass stuff at the moment!

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    1. Yes I am thoroughly enjoying it. Complex and satisfying.
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    1. Thanks OWJ, I'll never get complacent about it :)

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  9. Dear 3W,

    Thanks for your concern and comment. Sorry I have been MIA, got the hell out of Dodge for a bit, then the anniversary of a traumatic death and other things...Will check out the author you mention...Cannot find your email. Treat yourself gently. Wish my doc was as observant or caring as yours seems to be...xxx

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    1. Sorry to hear this E. My doc is NEW to me. His predecessors moved on. He is Sikh and strikes me as ultra sensitive.
      I hope you're on the upturn. My email is wisewebwomanatgmaildotcom.
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  10. I'm going to have to look for that book - there is much wisdom in that one thought.

    I love the small moments of gratitude.

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    1. It really resonated with me SAW.
      Filling our days with tiny things is a good move. I must remember that 😐
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  11. The view out my kitchen window, just down the driveway at the woods, can remind me to stop and say thank you. Sometimes it is the small things ~

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