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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


It isn't your job to make everyone
feel comfortable with your emotional process.
Nevertheless its up to you
to ask yourself the tough questions
so you can gain clarity about
the next chapter of your life.

~~Joseph Campbell~

I learned about Joseph Campbell from Cate at
Mentioned this writer to my son
and he told me he had some of his books in his library upstairs in this cottage :)

Vegetable soup simmering with
 roast from the freezer
leftover from my Beth's birthday dinner.

Will be good on this frigid day.

Rosemary resting on screen porch
instead of in
the blowing wind
on terrace...

Looks as though
the Christmas Cactus
will bloom in several weeks :)


Tabor said...

You seem to have all your ducks in a row this fall. Keep safe and warm.

Balisha said...

A good lesson to be learned from his writing.
Does your rosemary do well this way? I brought mine in the house but lost it last year. It never winters well in our climate.
Your vegetable soup looks tasty and will be a nice meal today. I love soups when it's cold out. Well, I love soup anytime really. My post this morning is about soup too.
Enjoy your Christmas cactus...they are so pretty.
Have a wonderful day,

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

Tabor, :)
Balisha, I lost my 4 year old huge Rosemary this year. This is a new on and instead of planting in the ground put it in a pot.
Just liked the look of it on the porch and hope I can plant in ground when Spring arrives..

Pienosole said...

I'm a very big "fan" of Joseph Campbell, having discovered him through the Bill Moyers' interview series with him, which was particularly significant for me because it was shortly after I lost my mother. I have many favorite Bill Moyers' quotes, but probably my most favorite is this one:
"It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."
This makes me want to watch that series again :-).

Pienosole said...

Meant to type, "I have many favorite JOSEPH CAMPBELL quotes..." (not Bill Moyers)!

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

Pienosole, this early morning
you sharing this quote has helped me greatly. Much going on at this time that I cannot share
and I am constantly praying and looking for wisdom of exactly what to do or to continue to stay silent. Thank you.

thewiildmagnola said...

I have read a little of Joseph Campbell's writings. He is deep. His books are hard for me.

Several of his quotes are very good.

The veggies soup with beef looks so good. You are right it is perfect for a cold day.

Wishing you a great evening.

Marielle said...

Here's my favorite Joseph Campbell's quote:

“When you get to be older, and the concerns of the day have all been attended to, and you turn to the inner life—well, if you don’t know where it is or what it is, you’ll be sorry.”

Judy said...

I got a Christmas Cactus on sale after Christmas last year. I isn't going to bloom. I used to have a huge one--always sat on the same high plant table and bloomed twice a year. It was about 2 feet across and had been my gramma's. Guess this cactus doesn't like it here. :-(

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

Marielle, I like that.
Judy, the big one I bought
2 years ago on sale and the small this one for 99cents. The main
thing is just water once a week
Overwatering can kill them.

Balisha said...

Hope you are finding some answers this morning. Life just keeps going.. even when we are troubled.Miss your sharing here.
Hugs, Balisha