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A fresh gardenia bloom near Kerri's breakfast tray.
In front of the Ocean House Beach in yellow vintage silk slacks Kerri gave me.
Feel the life in the pot of chives. Van Gogh saw beauty in the particular, seeing and feeling "the consummate powers of delicacy and truth."
Why are we here? How can we help?
I'm still the little girl in the garden.
This is also me, asking why? Reflecting on 2020 and looking forward.
Serendipitously, the blue hydrangea stamp was issued in time for Alexandra's wedding invitations. I stocked up on them.
I hang windowpane mirrors in my garden to reflect the light, color and flowers.
Cooper took lovely photographs of the hydrangeas in full bloom.
This year had more variety in colors than usual.
I love to write in my garden amid the hydrangeas.
They're my favorite flowers.
Saddia and I recently visited the farm stand (and made sure to be socially distanced).
Elissa took this photograph of Brooke and Cooper's bicycles in our garden.
"The whole universe is change, and life itself is but what you deem it."
Love & Live Happy,
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 it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
"What has changed is that my life was then less difficult, but as to the inward state, that has not changed. If there has been any change at all, it is that I think and believe and love more seriously now what I already thought and believed and loved then."
—Vincent van Gogh
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I opened every door."
"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are."
"Slight not what is near through aiming at what is far."
"There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."