Loss: Words Without End

"Cloudy sky over Canandaigua Lake"

Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and … [Read more...]

Deck The Halls! Hang Them Balls …

Wreathes and balls 004

Deck the halls!  Hang Them Balls!! This year, we added to our outside decorations.  We hung brightly colored (and what the box claimed were outside) balls - uh, ornaments, on the two Dogwood trees in our front yard. We did this on the Day After Thanksgiving when it felt like a warm October day. At first,  I thought that they might look tacky.  But.  After looking at them for almost a month now,  I've decided that they look like two Charlie Brown Christmas trees. Kind of spare - … [Read more...]