Monday, March 15, 2010

restoration is possible



One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is. Erma Bombeck
( This is Lola. She is 8. )


If you feel happy, tell your face.
-Steve Potter


Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
-Goethe


Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

-Doris Mortman


When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. -Henry David Thoreau


Love . . . the essence of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Someone may have stolen your dream when it was young and fresh and you were innocent. Anger is natural. Grief is appropriate. Healing is mandatory. Restoration is possible.
-Jane Rubietta


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart like a fox in the meadow


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-Antoine De Saint-Exupery
svasti said...

Glorious photos and quotes :)

adrienne said...

ooo...that green and that beautiful girl!!!

mrs mediocrity said...

that was wonderful, all the way around...love the dog making peace with himself!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love love love that you quoted my favorite book of all time. Le Petit Prince will always be my favorite.

Shaista (Lupus in Flight) said...

This is your home, the home you have created with the blood and sweat and tears of any worthy warrior on her battlefield - and you planted these very seeds of green and light and innocence and beauty. You make us look with our hearts, so that we see rightly always.

Simply Mel said...

Simply perfect in every way.

Annje said...

Great set of photos. It is so amazing watching these little bodies grow into people.

WhisperingWriter said...

I love the pictures!

qussa said...

Beautiful photos and quotes indeed. But don't worry about remembering names; my parents (who have four kids) still yell out a string of four names when they need a specific one of us - they never seem to get our name right on the first try. And we don't actually mind :)

yolanda said...

i love your blog, maggie.
inspiring
feeling you close to me

besos a lola!
yolanda lola

Home Girl said...

glad to see the sun is shinning in your part of the world! all your beautiful creatures look so happy frolicking in that amazing long grass x

Lydia said...

Really a neat spread...like in a fine magazine.

Lola Sharp said...

Beyond lovely.

You already know I adore Lola. She is perfection.

The dogs are xute too.

But color me green with envy over all that green plant life and sunshine!!!!!!!!!! (not fair!)
Man, I long for sundresses, bare feet and lush foliage.
*sigh* Soon. ish.

Thank you for sharing this yummy slice of your life with us.

Love,
Lola

David Cranmer said...

Great pics and quotes. The one from Erma Bombeck reminds me how much she is missed.

Woman in a Window said...

This is a real celebration, a worthy one.

(I couldn't remember what grade my son was in yesterday. He thought I was mad! I am just eternally distracted.)

xo
erin

jennifer said...

lovely sunshine!

Patois said...

What a beautiful package, throughout.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Maggie,
These photos gave me great joy. She is lovely and sweet and I want to hug her. How could you not want to?

Love you so,

SB

Magpie said...

the lushness of the greenery is jealous making. the pictures and the quotes are great.

Steph(anie) said...

LOVE this. Thank you a thousand times.

Laura Lee said...

Love, love, LOVE your yard! and all the beautiful people in it! great collection of thoughts. thank you!

Terresa said...

The quotes and picts go together perfectly. The green sings of spring, I want to open my windows now and let it in.

Nancy C said...

That final quote is one of my personal mantras. Lovely girl, lovely quotes.

clearness said...

Lovely photos in the overgrown grass. Love the bright sunshine on her face and the bright green grass.

the real mia said...

Endlessly adorable. Childhood should be all about tall grass and bear feet and playing your friend the golden retriever.

What is Reality Anyway? said...

awww!!!!!!!!

Ellen said...

Third from the bottom photo...frame it...it is beautiful...your daughter has such expression! What a cutie!

Elizabeth said...

She is beautiful. And your dogs are exactly the kind I like...big, furry, and friendly :)

starrlife said...

I love these pics! She is one beautiful gal! And Mr Mozart- handsome!

Mama_Bear_Sarah said...

i'm jealous of your gorgeous weather and surroundings!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely wonderful. Each and every photo of the beautiful Miss Lola and each and every quote. I loved it all and want to linger here a moment...

Vodka Mom said...

The photos were breathtaking, and the thoughts were amazing.


I needed both.


xx

Evangeline said...

What beautiful photos and words! Restoration IS possible. Yay!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh I love these! Your daughter is such

And my favorite quote is the one from Thoreau... another one of his quotes I love is,

"All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning. "

Annie said...

Beautiful pictures, and excellent quotes! Thank you for posting them.

Therese said...

That was a lovely few minutes right there, taking that in. Thank you.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Beautiful everything! Thank you!

Jason, as himself said...

What green paradise was this? Lovely!

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