In truth, we can no more be separate from our world than a fish can be separate from the water in which it swims. When we really begin to look at the boundaries we see as so solid, they prove to be, in fact, quite porous. For example, it’s not clear exactly where our skin ends and the air begins.. When it’s dry, our skin becomes dry, and when it’s humid, our skin becomes moist and supple.
By the same token, it’s difficult sometimes to distinguish the boundary between one person and another, especially when our actions tie us together inextricably. Every move we make has an effect that touches all the people around us. On an even more subtle level, when we share space with another person, we often pick up on their energy, feeling how they feel and attuning to them, whether we mean to or not. This is what we mean when we say a mood or a feeling is contagious. We can’t help but be part of the realities of the people around us because we take form from the same energetic force, and this force unifies all life. If loneliness is a temporary condition based on an incomplete understanding of what we’re made of, we can think of its presence as a catalyst for exploring our ideas about reality. If we test them, we’ll discover that they are not so solid after all and that we are never really alone. I love to be alone, because believe it or not, I am rarely lonely.There are so many things that I do that must be done alone. Compose my daily columns, write my poetry, draw...read, paint, and my favorite past-time, pondering...are all one-man tasks.
At St Michael’s English library I was surprised to see so many good works in Spanish. On a quiet Friday afternoon, my favorite day for visiting, Pat Russell was there and really helped me to comfortably select magazines and found some large letter soft -cover books for me.Many thanks. The natural world is dynamic. From the expanding universe to the hair on a baby’s head, nothing is the same from now to the next moment. (Helen Hoover 1910)
Did you know that some age old herbs were used for more than cooking?
*Anise seed was considered good luck by the Chinese.
Years ago people felt anise prevented bad dreams and is still used today in warm milk to help induce sleep.
*Bay is one of the oldest seasonings known to man.
The leaves were used in wreaths in the games in ancient Greece and Rome.
*History has thyme used for just about everything from a cure for madness, rheumatism, nervousness and headaches to attracting lovers for young maidens.
*Caraway was chewed to improve the memory. It was also considered to be good for the eyesight.
* Coriander is an ancient herbal seed found in the tombs of Egyptians.
*Marjoram is very fragrant and one of the most versátil herbs.The colonists used the herb because of its pleasant odor to aid in polishing furniture
Until Tomorrow: One cannot pluck a flower without disturbing a star...