"Sit outside at midnight and close your eyes;
feel the grass, the air, the space.
Listen to the birds for ten minutes at dawn.
Memorize a flower."
- Linda Hasselstrom
(Peace be with You)
Do you feel it?... summer drawing to a close... it seems that the crickets are singing lullabies pulling the covers over us to get ready for the cooler nights. My friend Betsy recently read to me a passage from an old book she found that was written in the 1920s by someone who had fallen in love with the area surrounding Cape Cod... the words spoke to me of making friends with the soft night and wrapping up in it with embracing love. I like those thoughts of finding peacefulness in the after midnight quiet.
Wishing you the sweetness of a summer dark velvet night, aglow with starlight and candlelight.
Wishing you end of summer peace...