Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Philosophy - Life is Beautiful

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest.

As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare

ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning. I feel

an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A

longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned

by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the soil, the caresses of the

wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no -- but refreshed,

rested -- while waiting.

- Dag Hammarskjold
This morning the surgeon cuts away the pain. It is reasonable to expect that I should be sleeping quite a bit over the weekend.

Please enjoy the words and images pre-selected for you. 

As the anesthesiologist has me count to 10 - my plan is to pray  that all who visit here know the peace and tranquility that is all around.  Seek reasons to open your eyes and heart. The observant and wise will find-

When life is hard- know that pressure is how Diamonds are formed.

When depression rains down- understand that the tears of heaven quench the forests.

Whatever life brings- embrace that you are alive. Thank God for that-  

Images by Gene Sasse


Oregon Sue said...

I agree about the comments.

Thinking of you this morning and sending prayers for your speedy recovery. Life really truly is a blessing. Thank God for the skills of the surgeons. xo

Tara Dillard said... is always there, whether I think so or not. So I do as Tasha Tudor said, 'take joy'.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Anonymous said...

I hope you surgery was a great success, and that you're now resting comfortably!

Lydia said...

Tara- I look forward to reading more and more of your work. Debra Prinzing is not just a great writer- she is great person and finder of talent. Glad she pointed to your site.

Joan- HAPPY to hear from you. The surgeon was well rested and happy when he started on time this morning):-

I think the guy that put me out filled me with no-spell juice.

Anonymous said...


Glad there was no earthquake last night! I can't see Gerry leaving you upstairs! We know he would be carrying you down those stairs!:)

As I read your blog I realized how appropriate one of the sentences was for me at this very minute! I am composing an anniversary card for Kevin and Debbie. Since they have had such a tough first year, financially,this is a line I think I will include in their card:
"When life is hard- know that pressure is how Diamonds are formed."

Thanks for that! Thinking of you and here's to a speedy recovery!

Hugs, Trisha

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Words to live by and remember, Lydia. Thank You So Much For That! I hope ALL went well, my dear, and that you will heal quickly and with full recovery.

Lydia said...

To all who sent prayers- The work! So far the recovery is speedy beyond my wildest expectations.