Thursday, March 5, 2009

The simple life

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in Spring--these are some of the rewards of the simple life."

--John Burroughs

Many mansions...

A million-dollar mansion could never be home.
I would never be at ease in such a place.
And yet, it was nearly my fate to be
in such an empty space as that.
What a grace it is to have escaped it!
For a prison with golden bars and marble walls
is still a prison after all.

Happy birthday, Margaret

"Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Margaret,
Happy birthday to you."

Happy 18th birthday! May God shower you with graces today and always.

In Christ,