November 26, 2007 I would like to learn, or remember, how to live. I come to Hollins Pond not so much to learn how to live as, frankly, to forget about it. That is, I don't think I can learn from a wild animal how to live in particular…but I might learn something of mindlessness, something of the purity of living in the physical senses and the dignity of living without bias or motive. The weasel lives in necessity and we live in choice, hating necessity and dying at the last ignobly in its talons. I would like to live as I should…And I suspect that for me the way is like the weasel's: open to time and death painlessly, noticing everything, remembering nothing, choosing the given with a fierce and pointed will. Annie Dillard
November 27, 2007 Use your time wisely. Every moment produce beautiful thoughts, loving, kindness, forgiveness. Say beautiful things, inspire, forgive, act physically to protect and help. Thich Nhat Hanh
Yesterday was my son PJ's 18'th birthday.
How do they get so big so quick? It was a fun day. With a fire in the fireplace we played games while we waited for the favorite birthday dinner of Apple Scatch to be ready. It was a wonderful and I do believe everone enjoyed each others company.
Now the turkey has been stuffed and is roasting in the oven….hopefully dinner will be at 4 p.m.