“They’re only kids once,” my husband reminded me. I took that to heart, as well as the poem from my last post, and have thrown myself into the fleeting pleasures of summer. Thus far we have swam, read, drawn, played four square, watched “Princess Bride”, taken library classes, signed up for art workshops, designed a flyer for Priscilla’s new “Mother’s Helper” business, spent a lot of time together. This feels absolutely right to me, despite the resulting decrease in “productivity.”
I’ve had nary a quiet moment to either write or reflect, and seriously doubt one is awaiting me around the corner. All of this warm weather memory making, however, has inspired me to keep my camera on my person, capturing more often the little details stitched together to form our 2012 June, July and August.
Here is where I will daily, or tri-weekly, post those summer photos along with a short description of that day’s events, as well as one quote or moment that uplifted me. I imagine this will be interesting primarily to grandparents, but, what the heck, I’m doing it anyway.
And now, without further adieu, here is some photos from our church yard sale (from which we brought home tap shoes, a telly tubby key chain, a scooter and comic book), and a quote from St. John Climacus that touched my soul.
Peace to you!
God is the life of all free beings. He is the salvation of all, of believers or unbelievers, of the just or the unjust, of the pious or the impious, of those freed from passions or those caught up in them, of monks or those living in the world, of the educated and the illiterate, of the healthy and the sick, of the young or the old. He is like the outpouring of light, the glimpse of the sun, or the changes of the weather which are the same for everyone without exception. – St. John Climacus (The Ladder of Divine Ascent)