Hurd Pond Stream, Jim Boynton took the photo in Piscataquis Center, Maine (a wonderful part of this world).
The daughter and family will be in Nome today to spend the night before the final 150 flight to their new home. My youngest daughter and I will spend this morning together wandering around stores and having lunch. All seems to be well with the whole group.
In the fairy tale The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree, the oak tree felt sorry for the day-fly. The day-fly only lives for one day, and the tree was already 365 years old. But the day-fly was so enjoying his one day that the tree’s sympathy puzzled him. The day-fly said to the tree, "You may have thousands of my days, but l have thousands of moments to be pleased and happy in."
And so the day-fly continued to dance in the sun and smell the clover and honeysuckle. His day ended as happily as he spent it, and he settled down on a blade of grass.
If all of us could approach our day the way the day-fly does, as though this were our only day, we would spend less time worrying about yesterday and tomorrow.
From the book: Daily Meditations for families.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
― Jim Henson