The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Beautiful Autumn Week At Tuckaway Farm

October 13, 2008

Our apartment is feeling a bit claustrophobic after spending 10 days in the big farmhouse at Tuckaway Farm. It was glorious! It is our favorite place to stay. It was simply wonderful to be at this special place again. We are truly country folk at heart. The ripe plums hung from the tree, along with apples and pears and the most delicious grapes. There were tomatoes, peppers, squash, lettuces and melons to harvest from the garden each day.

The autumn sunned warmed our backs as we practiced ponding once again. We added "porching" to our activities. We were able to share this place with good friends, Dan'l, Val, Jay and MaryAnn for a couple of days.

Barney the loving cat, who was here in 2003 greeted us along with Luna, the new black lab. Luna loves to chase balls. Barney loves lap time, especially on the porch.