knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life

intentions || week 12

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." ~ Roald Dahl, The Minpins

it was a busy week, full of too much time in the car,
a good book on audible and the rhythm
of the windshield wipers helped

i bought a tiny magnifying loupe to wear around my neck
when Basil and i are out walking
it is amazing to see the world up close
and also quite amusing, i am sure
watching me getting up and down! 

“'My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.” 
- Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach

three things: 
 i watched Brooklyn and thought it was so good! 
 i bought five new David Austin roses
 i check too many books out of the library and it causes me stress
(because i can't possibly get them all read) 

i have been thinking a lot about intentions, kindness and judgement
both towards myself and others
pausing at different times of the day to really focus on what my intentions
are at that very moment
it is amazing to me how much of life i go through with very cloudy intentions
something to ponder, something to work on. . . 

"A life is made up of a great number of small incidents and a small number of great ones.’
– Roald Dahl, Going Solo

the forget-me-nots are starting to bloom

week 13 with his duck, in one of the compost bins
moving it to a safer location. . . 

“We all have our moments of brilliance and glory..."
- Roald Dahl, Boy

some phone images from our walk yesterday

You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I've also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony.”
- Roald Dahl, Danny, the Champion of the World

hope your week was full of smiles,