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“You Shall See Wonders…”

Life continues to be a whirlwind. We had an extra long weekend here and managed to get a few projects taken care of:

Hammocks were hung…

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Gardens were planted…

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Flowers (and lemons!) continue to grow…

 

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A black bear wandered by…

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Daily life.

These are the things that take up our time and create the joys and angst that propel us through our days…

And then there are the moments that give us pause to reflect. Sadly, I learned today that one of my grandmothers died this past weekend. Happily, her three children were there with her and I’m sure that was a great comfort to all. I didn’t know her well but I knew that she was brave and independent, and I hope that I have inherited those qualities just a little.

This is the only photo I have of her, from before I was born – my two grandmothers standing together.

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I carry a part of each of them with me, just as my daughter carries them too. And so we carry on with daily life, and with the tasks of bettering the world around us.

We celebrated Mr.Martini’s birthday…

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Completed some grade 2 science homework…

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Ate together, read together, loved one another.

“We learn in the retreating
How vast a one
Was recently among us.
A perished sun
Endears in the departure
How doubly more
Than all the golden presence
It was before!” (Emily Dickinson)

“Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.” (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

“You shall see wonders.”  (William Shakespeare)

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