“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” ~Terri Guillemets
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Now is the time of fresh starts
This is the season that makes everything new.
There is a longstanding rumor that Spring is the time
of renewal, but that's only if you ignore the depressing
clutter and din of the season. All that flowering
and budding and birthing--- the messy youthfulness
of Spring actually verges on squalor. Spring is too busy,
too full of itself, too much like a 20-year-old to be the best time for reflection, re-grouping, and starting fresh.
For that you need December. You need to have lived
through the mindless biological imperatives of your life (to bud, and flower, and show off) before you can see that a landscape of new fallen snow is THE REAL YOU.
December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best FRESH START of your life.”
"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flew. How did it get so late so soon?" ~Dr. Seuss
I wander forth this chill December dawn:
John Frost and all his elves are out, I see,
As busy as the elfin world can be,
Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn...
“December is a bewitching month.
The grey of cold teases
to explode into something worthwhile,
into a dream of cold,
a starlight shower you can taste,
a cold that does not chill.
I've lost my memory
of my first snow--
did I gasp at a field of white?
Or scream at the freeze
until my cheeks reddened?
The crunch underfoot is satisfying
and the thrill of virgin snow
I 100% support Biden in his decision to lead Afghanistan. George W and Dick Cheney got us into this mess by telling lies...and 20 years later, $2 trillion dollars later, and the corrupt government we were supporting cannot defend itself??? Well, then, tough shit for them. For several years my lover was a handsome and wonderful man from Afghanistan...and got to know some of his family. His father had been a doctor in Afghanistan before the Russian invasion. I know them as a handsome, intelligent, proud and romantic people...and I know beyond a doubt that he and his family would agree with my assessment. BTW, my assessment was and is largely influenced by what they thought and said.
Can you imagine how much better life in America would be for Americans if that $2 trillion has been spent on us???
It has now been approximately one and one-half years since the Covid-19 virus touched the shores of this country. Six hundred thousand people are dead because of misinformation and the depraved indifference of our #republican controlled government.
The good news is that we have a new President and he is working hard to restore some sort of balance to our country. God bless him each and every day for he is a good man trying to do the right thing for ALL of the people of the United States.
There is danger though, too...for the far right wing lunatic fringe has found a voice in #DiaperDonnie and with the aid and abetment of the #republican party they remain a threat to our democracy. In fact, I've come to the conclusion that our country need not fear foreign enemies as much as it needs to fear the rogue #republican party.
All is not doom and gloom though for their are millions upon millions of us good Americans who voted for President Biden. There are also millions upon millions of us that are vaccinated and now making this a safer place in which to live.
And I take comfort from this phrase in today's Daily Word: "I focus my thoughts on peace and affirm quietly to myself: The news of the world has no power over me. I align my heart and mind with God and claim deep, lasting peace. I repeat this throughout the day to stay peaceful. When I choose peace, peace fills my mind and heart and lights my life."
Family, friends and home are the treasures that bring me the most pleasure. Through my blog, I wish to share part of my life and heart with readers.