One of my favorite novels is “Memoirs Of A Geisha“. It’s about a woman, Nitta Sayuri, who endures the worst conditions in her life from being sold into slavery at a very young age to becoming a Geisha. Through out her haunting story, she speaks with a wisdom of compassion and love and how she endures all of her hardships. One attribute for why Sayuri is able to overcome might be because she is said to have a lot of “water” in her personality. In light of this, the book is filled with the most beautiful and moving “water” quotes which have always stuck with me. So, this photo above (taken in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota) I dedicate to the element of “water”, Nitta Sayuri and her journey, and “Memoirs Of A Geisha”.
Happy First Day Of Spring 2020, Everyone! With a hard winter and hard health challenges facing mankind this year with Coronavirus Covid-19, it’s been challenging at times to believe there is “hope” for better tomorrows and better seasons. However, “nature” and a bigger power tells us differently. In all of their wonder, they shoot out messages to us every day if we only stop, look more closely, and listen. With that said, take comfort in this beautiful passage and never give up…
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” ~Romans 12:12
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day Hubby and I landscaped my parents old house with these rocks. Hubby loaded them on a tractor to place them in piles while I placed each rock in a certain spot. The task didn’t come without complications. It was a hot day and some of the rocks were impossible to carry or they would start rolling away. Wha? Yes, I remember the both of us cussing a lot (which I don’t do!). Let’s just say, we never wanted to see another landscaping rock in our life. Along with our neighbors’ moral support and my brother helping in the end, we were able to get through it. Now here we are three years later and I couldn’t be more thankful for the hard work, lifting, and time put into it. They look more magical than ever on a snowy day in the middle of winter making a “statement” all of their own.