knee deep in weeds

notes on living a life

crucial moments || week 21

"You’re going to have a hard time in life if you let every little mistake bother you, he said. Life is good, son. Enjoy it." 
— M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

the week is full of randomness, 
breakfast with a friend, quiet time in the yard, walks, reading,
a bit of TV and phone conversations. 
plans are made for the upcoming holiday weekend,
and i find myself open to just going with the flow. . .  

i listen to this podcast about the internet and come away
with a new found respect for the connections and information we
find there. i understand that while there are times it does not seem real
or right (way too invasive and even a bit scary),
it truly is amazing. . . 
and because it is so young, such a newborn, there are new avenues i need to explore,
with an open mind and a better attitude. 

"This was 1991, remember. We didn't have the Internet. So, as teenagers, we lived on the phone. There was no webcamming, no social networking.  We dreamt simply of having our own personal phone lines one day, along with uninterrupted hours to talk, and we rarely got that. 
~ M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

i spend tons of time among my flowers, 
their colors and textures bringing nothing but joy to my life. 
but somehow lose interest in the few vegetables i have planted.
the berry bushes are loaded, the beans and potatoes are thriving
and tomato plants are full of blossoms, 
but the slugs have eaten all but one cucumber start, most of the squash
and all the cilantro. . . 

i look forward to exploring the farmer's markets,
and let go of the guilt i might feel about the empty,
unkept beds in the vegetable garden.

three things || 
he brings me home the very first cherries of the season
i need to get back to the gym
i forget at times, how much i love Gordon Lightfoot

i finish this book, and am so captivated by the beauty of the language,
the sadness and the hope of this beautiful coming of age story,
that i stretch the ending out so it will all last a bit longer. 

Every moment is crucial. And if we recognize this and embrace it, we will one day be able to look back and understand and feel and regret and reminisce and, if we are lucky, cherish.” 
― M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

a beagle is four legs with a nose. . .  

and love, lots of love! 

“In our silence, ocean liners moved across the sea.
In the world, mountains grew.” 
― M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

how was your week?