The river is a flat, shining chain. The moon, rising, is a white eye to the hills; After it has risen, it is the bright heart of the sea. Because I love it—so—round as a fan, I hum songs until the dawn. –Li Po (701–762)
Share your smile, all too often someone has lost their smile. Share your things, for someone else, is in need. Share your time, for some time, is almost gone. Share your love, because you remember needing it yourself, once or twice. Share words of hope, someone needs to hear them today. Share and in sharing you will find inner joy…inner peace…wow what a way to get your “sums of money worth”.
Today, I felt pain. I felt it surround my heart and once again, I tried to stop it. Why is it that the things we love the most, put such hurt within our souls. I went and poured out my heart, and was shut down by someone’s own perceptions. It was hard to bare my feelings but I had no choice, I had to. The stress between us both has encompassed my life. It has left me feeling inadequate, bruised, and useless. Still, I tried. I laid it out and asked my poignant questions. I felt it needed to be heard. Of course, they did not agree. Like a clam, they shut their heart and closed their ears. They could not see past the past. Are they ever going to?
A part of me wanted to run…run somewhere, run fast, and run hard. But where? I have no answers, perhaps it is a fight or flight response. I wasn’t looking to fight, but it ended up that way, in some regard. Nothing, not even my tears, could calm that stubborn heart I was trying to get through to. I gave in to the pressure of trying to defend myself, against God knows what, for whatever reason, and nothing was accomplished. If anything, it made the other person meaner. As if I had asked them for a “lung”, they thought I was crazy. They refused to talk, heal, or forgive. For which I am not sure what there was to forgive. All I know is that they were determined not to discuss, deal with, or listen anymore, today.
How in the heck did my love for someone get so complicated? How is that they, the one who I built a better part of my world around, has come to be so bitter and so angry. Why? And instead of getting “points” for the good and goodwill done towards them all these years, a disagreement, conflict if you will, keeps a huge wedge filled with distrust and disdain against me. I feel like a failure. I feel like I did not express myself well enough. I feel hurt. I feel broken.
I am sure we all have situations like this. I am sure there are circumstances we cannot control. I am sure of that. What kills me though is the fact that nothing else matters to this person, and they cannot see the uncountable good and love they have been given. Why? Perhaps I should remember the mean people in my life, just so I feel better about myself. Nah, I don’t want to waste my thoughts on those kind of people. I want to do as I always have, forgive and love. I don’t want any other characteristic to be seen but those two. I want to love and love some more. Despite the pain, heartache, and turmoil. I want it to be known that I will never give up on the things that matter in my life. I certainly will never be perfect, but I will do my darndest in trying.
Far from perfect, hurting to the depths of my soul, I will try. I may want to run, may want to fight, but let me never stop caring, feeling, and loving. I want to always keep hope. Don’t you?
I just love working the earth with my own two hands. This time of the year things are being planted, they are growing and then producing. I have been busy this year. My husband made me a garden shed with raised beds. This is the first time I’ve had raised beds.
There are tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cabbage, cosmos, and green peppers in there. I hope it will be a good harvest. I’ll let you know. I also have a lemon tree in there, for which I’m going to have to put in a more permanent pot, very soon. This is my first time with a lemon tree and it is dwarf size…or patio size. I hope it grows well.
I also have more flowers this year. I am starting most by seed but have planted some as well. I love feeding the butterflies, bees, and birds. I have corn planted also. I just love corn on the cob. Don’t you?
I have strawberries in a huge pot. I put one pepper plant in a pot. Some tomatoes are hanging and pot, along with onions, chives, lavender, cilantro, dill, etc. I have oregano in the ground it survives year after year. Banana trees, I never have to replant. I wish they produced bananas but they haven’t. They will multiply.
So there are a few pictures I wanted to share.
I am sitting outside with a slight breeze blowing, listening to my wind chimes, and the sounds of the birds. It is a wonderful, relaxing thing to do.
I hope to see the fruits of my labor and hope my family will enjoy all the good I’ve worked hard to grow.
Hope everyone is great and I will see you on this side of the rainbow…🌈
Been practicing making, dyeing, and laying Fondant for my daughter’s wedding cake.
I never knew how simple it is. My husband has the strong hands with which to work it. Thank goodness for that.
He is making her a three-tier wedding cake. Her colors are red and green. We are going to make it tied the looking. She wants it to match her dress. It will also be an outdoor wedding which requires careful planning, as to the manner of, how to keep the cake from melting. This is why we choose to make fondant. Hopefully it will hold up way better than frosting or icing.
I can’t wait to see the finished product. The inside will be tied dyed looking too. It will be great.
I will show photos of it when finished. Hopefully. She is getting married on Wednesday. So I might not post a lot. Please forgive me for that. I am also making the food, so I will be busy, to say the least.
Exciting time here.
17, 15, and 10 1/2 inch zucchini. I am getting some huge zucchini this year.
It is fun watching my seedlings do so well.
I will finish by saying, Hello to you all and thanks for reading, sharing, supporting, and liking my posts. You make it all worth while. Remember you are worthy of great things, love, and peace.
I shall see you all on this side of the rainbow.🌈🌈🌈🌈
I want to take them all but my space and finances would not like that, I already have my hands full enough. Cats are great though. Seriously, they are such special creatures.
I read a poem once on a bathroom wall.
It went like this
Cats are such agreeable creatures, they pass no judgements nor any criticisms.
Whoever wrote that was out of their mind. Just saying! Cats are most definitely not always agreeable and they can give you a “cold shoulder” if you let them down. Mine sure can.
Any how, I thought I would share some poems about cats…
The smallest feline is a masterpiece. Leonardo da Vinci
Kittens leave paw prints on your heart.
In the image of the lion made He kittens small and curious. Heinrich Heine 1797-1856
A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude. Champfleury
Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes? Fernand Mery
When it comes to knowing how to relax, cats are the original yoga experts. Patricia Curtis
If only cats grew into kittens. R.D. Stern
The playful kitten, with its pretty little tigerish gambols, is infinitely more amusing than half the people one is obliged to live with in the world. Lady Sydney Morgan (1783-1859)
A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings. William Ralph Inge (1860-1954)
Just as the would-be debutante will fret and fuss over every detail till all is perfect, so will the fastidious feline patiently toil until every whiskertip is in place… Lynn Hollyn’s Town & Country Cat
When addressed, a Gentleman Cat does not move a muscle. He looks as if he hasn’t heard. May Sarton
As the cherub is to the angel, so the cat is to the tiger… Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
As we all know, cats now rule the world. John R.F.Breen
Like a graceful vase, a cat, even when motionless, seems to flow. George Will
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. Nor upon a cold stove lid. Mark Twain
The cat sees through shut lids. English Proverb
An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old. Carl Van Vechten
Cats find malicious amusement in doing what they are not wanted to do, and that with an affectation of innocence that materially aggravates their deliberate offense. Helen Winslow
It is easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America’s favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. In fact, cats possess so many of the same qualities as people that it is often hard to tell the people and the cats apart. P.J. O’Rourke
Cats hate a closed door, you know, regardless of which side they’re on.
If they’re out, they want to get in, and if they’re in, they want to get out. Lilian Jackson Braun
Let us be honest; most of us rather like our cats to have a streak of wickedness. I should not feel quite easy in the company of any cat that walked around the house with a saintly expression. Beverly Nichols
Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by the fact that in ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods. This makes them prone to set themselves up as critics and censors of the frail and erring human beings whose lot they share. P.G. Wodehouse
The great charm of cats is their rampant egotism, their devil-may-care attitude toward responsibility, their disinclination to earn an honest dollar… Robertson Davies — The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks
It is very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them they always purr. Lewis Carroll
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophic animal one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. Theophile Gautier
Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. James Herriot
The cat, in dignity and independence, is very much like the human animal should be but isn’t. Paul Corey
Cats pride themselves on their ability to do nothing. John R. F. Breen
A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long, comedy is played by an incomparable actor. Champfleury 1821-1889
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape,
then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. Doris Lessing
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. Garrison Keillor
I have never known a cat that couldn’t quiet me down just by walking slowly past my chair. Rod McKuen — Stanyan Book of Cats
Among animals, cats are the top-hatted, frock-coated statesmen
going about their affairs at their own pace. Robert Stearns — “Dogs Are Not Purr-fect”
With dogs and people, it’s love in big splashy colours.
When you’re involved with a cat, you’re dealing in pastels. Dr. Louis J. Camuti — All My Patients Are Under The Bed
I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. Hippolyte Taine
A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. Arab proverb
Old cats mean young mice. Italian proverb
Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched. Miguel Cervantes
You can tell your cat anything and he’ll still love you. If you lose your job or your best friend, your cat will think no less of you… Helen Powers — The Biggest Little Cat Book in the World
If human, cats might play solitaire, but they would never sit around with the gang and a few six-packs watching Monday Night Football. Time Magazine, December 7, 1981
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. Joseph Wood Krutch
To assume a cat’s asleep is a grave mistake. He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake. Aileen Fisher — from “My Cat Has Eyes of Sapphire Blue”
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. Old saying
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of being cats? Fernand Mery — Her Majesty the Cat
Nobody can truly own a cat. Old British saying
A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever and generally stopping before it gets there. Agnes Repplier 1855-1950
Cats are distant, discreet, impeccably clean and able to stay silent.
What more could be needed to be good company? Marie Lecinska (18th century)
It has been the providence of Nature to give this creature [the cat] nine lives instead of one. Pilpay
When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me? Michael de Montaigne 1533-1592
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? Steven Wright: 20th Century Quotations
The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets. Unknown
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. Jeff Valdez
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill
The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. Doug Larson
It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it? Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1912
One cat justs leads to another. Ernest Hemingway
Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. Mary Bly
There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. Unknown
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven. Robert A. Heinlein
No heaven will not ever be Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me. Unknown
People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life. Faith Resnick
There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats. Anonymous
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
We humans are indeed fortunate if we happen to be chosen to be owned by a cat.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. Anonymous
In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. English proverb
If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. Mark Twain
Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat. Mark Twain
The cat has too much spirit to have no heart. Ernest Menaul
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
Time spent with cats is never wasted. Colette
The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals.
Woman, poets, and especially artists, like cats;
delicate natures only can realize their sensitive nervous systems. Helen M. Winslow
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel.
True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. Missy Dizick
Managing senior programmers is like herding cats. Dave Platt
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. Colonial American proverb
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. Joseph Wood Krutch
Beware of people who dislike cats. Irish proverb
I love my cats because I love my home, and little by little they become its visible soul. Jean Couteau
Cats can forecast the weather: they predict the wind by clawing at carpets and curtains; rain is highly likely when a cat busily washes its ears.
In mythology, the cat was believed to have great influence on the weather. Witches who rode on storms took the form of cats. The dog, an attendant of the storm king Odin, was a symbol of wind. Cats came to symbolize down-pouring rain, and dogs to symbolize strong gusts of wind. This may be where the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” originated (see also “Miscellaneous” section below).
Some people believed that if a cat washes its face and paws in the parlor, company’s coming.
If a cat continually looks out a window on any day, rain is on the way.
A black cat seen from behind foretells a bad omen.
A stray tortoise-shell cat foretells bad omen
Some cats can predict earthquakes (actually, there is some truth in this “folklore”).
When a girl living in the Ozark Mountains received a proposal of marriage and was uncertain whether to accept, she folded and placed 3 hairs from a cat’s tail into a paper under her doorstep. The next morning, she would unfold the paper to see if the hairs had formed themselves into a Y or N before answering her suitor.
Sailors used cats to predict the voyages they were about to embark upon. Loudly mewing cats meant that it would be a difficult voyage. A playful cat meant that it would be a voyage with good and gusty winds.
Some people believe that cats are able to see the human aura, the energy field that surrounds each of us.
If early American cats sat with their backs to the fire, the owners knew it foretold a cold snap.
A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means bad weather is coming.
Some people believe that cats may be able to see the spectre of death.
If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain (no doubt this superstition began in some very rainy country!)
A cat sneezing once means there will be rain.
If a cat sneezes three times, the family will catch a cold
A sneezing cat is a sign of future wealth.
A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. – Italian superstition
Early Americans believed if a cat washes her face in front of several people, the first person she looks at will be the first to get married.
If there is a cat washing on the doorstep, the clergy will visit – American folklore
When the pupil of a cat’s eye broadens, there will be rain. – Welsh superstition
If you find a white hair on a black cat, you will have good luck.
One Roman dream interpretation was that dreaming of being badly scratched by a cat foretold sickness and trouble.
French peasants thought that black cats could find buried treasure, if they followed a specific ritual: find an intersection where 5 roads connected, then turn the cat loose and follow him.
A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. – Scottish superstition
Tortoiseshell cats were believed to be able to see into the future and could give the gift to a lucky child in the household.
Sailors believed that if a cat licked its fur against the grain it meant a hailstorm was coming; if it sneezed, rain was on the way; and if it was frisky, the wind would soon blow.
When the pupil of a cat’s eye broadens, there will be rain. – Welsh superstition
A bride will have a happy married life if a black cat sneezes near her on her wedding day.
Sacred cats kept in a sanctuary in ancient Egypt were carefully tended by priests who watched them day and night. The priests interpreted the cat’s movements – twitch of a whisker, yawn, or stretch – into a prediction of an event that would happen in the future.