Thursdays short quote: Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.” Anonymous
It’s been a busy week. A mixture of emotions, I have had a new compassion for just how difficult life is for people in general this week. It seemed like most of the people who I ran into this week were really having a tough time of it, mostly due to losing someone very important to them. Both people had unexpected losses. I realize that we take turns with times of eminence and gut wrenching sadness in this life. We also take turns at moments of peace and contentment and other moments of joy thrown in because life is certainly a mixed bag. Like a deck of cards one stack being sadness, worry, and concern, and the other stack of cards maybe things like appreciation, joy, happiness those are my cards for the week. My life lately feels like I’ve shuffled both sides and am feeling both stacks of cards shuffled together; taking turns feeling several feelings in a day. I find with the loss of Navar’s Father to pancreatic cancer not that long ago and the worry for my own father lately that I can’t help the feelings of sadness and worry creeping into my day. But I am grateful that there a lot of other feelings popping in from time to time as well, like enjoying all the brightly colored flowers this summer has helped. Keeping busy has probably helped. Also realizing that sadness from the losses in our lives is perfectly normal. Navar just now informed me that my father is in the hospital. That’s strange timing as I’m writing this post. So I guess my week is a week of some concerns and random moments of joy. Strange days indeed. But, I realize that we are in this together as we do our best to live, love and to be kind to others when we can. I hope your week is going well. I am so grateful for you being there and for stopping in from time to time. I also really enjoy hearing what’s going on in your lives. Even random details like: what color socks are you wearing today?; do your socks match?; or are your feet sockless? I am sockless and will probably remain that way all day, unless of course the day warrants differently. I look forward to coming by your blogs this week to see what is on your mind and what your creative muses are this week. My muse this week and probably most of the summer has been flowers and, perhaps oddly, buildings. Can a building be a muse? Or maybe a muse can only be a person. Theres so many things I don’t know.
A few things that caught my eye this week. An old turn of the century building. I’m not sure what that is sticking out of the bricks, but I thought it looked unusual. The second photo is of a man unrolling a bale of hay I call it ” Roll ‘n the Hay”. The third photo is of a few holly hock flowers. There was a bunch of holy hocks in front of a very small house lots of different colors.