For in every adult there dwells the child that was,
and in every child there lies the adult that will be."
- John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
I was sitting in the garden of a charming cafe sipping my latte and waiting for pancakes, when I thought to tilt my head back and look up. The light was ever so softly beginning to break through the "May Gray" (as they call it here in these parts), that I just had to take a photo of the view to share. As I pulled out my camera and was about ready to click this shot, a small toddler with bright red hair, who was sitting on his Daddy's lap, said in the best "outside voice": "Why is that lady taking a picture of the sky?" I became delighted by the thought that in that particular magical moment I was the one practicing childlike observance... how very reassuring that I have not forgotten.
Wishing you childhood remembrances... including pancakes! (Yum!)
Many good changes are going on, which is also my way of saying I am sorry I have delayed leaving bits of inspiration here to share... thank you to those who have been so kind to gently nudge me back and say that I have been missed.
Even if life seems to be changing very quickly, there is a particular contentment in looking for signals of rebirth... I will do my best to flutter back to share new happenings and insights.
In the meantime... wishing you the joy and blessings of summer anticipations.
I was first introduced to this quote by my son... in the photo is his daughter (my "Grand little girl"), who was lost in her own world of wonder, and living the words as she danced with her shadow. Indeed...heaven on earth.
As you celebrate Easter, may you be filled with the joy of your own heaven on earth.
Life has been busy lately. These photos were taken at the Botanic Garden near my home. I worked on an Herb Festival event there, and on setup day, I took some time out to wander off to other parts of the Garden for a small reprieve. These paths are what I found... I wanted to share them with you...
Thank you for gracing my life-path... enjoy your day...
Yesterday I was working on a rather big project and doing my best to balance a notebook, cell phone and take photos...
This morning I smiled as I reviewed my collection of yesterday's snapshots and saw the photo of my shoe (which I had not realized I had taken) as I stepped along the pathway leading to the Walled Garden. And then I smiled even more as I was reminded of the simply inspirational message below from Dr. Suess:
“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.
You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
I have always been inspired by my Grandfather's particular generosity and encouragement, along with his love for others and nature. His spirit lives on, and the influence is quietly with me as I write and share. This is my small offering that I pray will bless others and allow them to become Simply Inspired. warmly, karen -xok.
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