Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It Arrived

I have learned
Sometimes mail from far over the ocean
arrives on time, arrives late or not at all.

My son has apologized that his card never arrived
and he mailed 2 weeks before my birthday.
Today, a week after this date
it arrived.

His special words
are needed.

"Truth comes into being when your mind and heart are purged
of all sense of striving and are no longer trying to become somebody:
it is there when the mind is very quiet, listening timelessly to everything
that it is happening....

"To be calm, peaceful, and mindful
think less.
Increase the space between thought and thought."

Now onto my morning
old truck has been delivered for brakes to be repaired
DVD player is ready to be used

Pumpkin bread is cooling
an addition of whole cranberries, raisins, walnuts
along with a dash of black walnut flavoring.
So good....
Pimento cheese made in the little processor
a dash of Tabasco and walnuts were mixed in.
On my special bread will top it with chives, basil
and parsley still filling the outdoor pots until frost arrives.

Going to dig up some of the plants and put in pots to
bring inside and also will put some of every herb in
a vase on the table.  Will see if this last through
the holidays.

A wonderful rest of the day is
wished for all that visit the country cottage.


Balisha said...

Love the phrase "Increase the space between thought and thought." I am trying to do that.
I am so hungry for pumpkin bread and I think I will make it tomorrow. Now your pimento cheese...I wanted the recipe and you had given it before, so I put your blog and pimento cheese in google and up it came. I love google...
Have a nice evening.

Judy said...

I love that quote.

Wisewebwoman said...

I love that quote and your bread, I just want to fall on your table and sob with delight.

Oh the simple joys!


Sharon said...

It seems like your son's special words arrived at just the right time. I can smell that pumpkin bread ~ yum.... I enjoyed the story of how you bought your truck. Sometimes things fall in place and it feels so good:)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, Judy, WWW and Sharon, thank you for the early morning visit :)

thewiildmagnola said...

" increase the space between thought and thought......" no mind.....I came across "no mind" in the movie "The Last Samurai". Your shared words came at a good time for me.

The character, an American, was learning to use a Samurai sword, a Japanese warrior told him "no too much mind." A good lesson for me along with increasing the space between thought and thought!


Anonymous said...

I love the quotes and, once again, the pictures of your food make my mouth water!