Thursday, November 27, 2014

Just a few quick words... let you know I will post soon about The Paper Cowboy, The Farmer and the Clown, Fox's Garden, and Torn Away. Just as soon as we get back from having Thanksgiving din-din at the farm.

But first a goodie from Naomi Shihab Nye....

So Much Happiness

It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.
With sadness there is something to rub against,
a wound to tend with lotion and cloth.
When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats.
It doesn't need you to hold it down.
It doesn't need anything.
Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,
and disappears when it wants to.
You are happy either way.
Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house
and now live over a quarry of noise and dust
cannot make you unhappy.
Everything has a life of its own,
it too could wake up filled with possibilities
of coffee cake and ripe peaches,
and love even the floor which needs to be swept,
the soiled linens and scratched records…..

Since there is no place large enough
to contain so much happiness,
you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you
into everything you touch. You are not responsible.
You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit
for the moon, but continues to hold it, and share it,

and in that way, be known.

I am grateful you read these words and this blog. Grateful for your friendships and the gifts you give the people in your life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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