As difficult as it was to leave Edisto Island and the Ya’s… I never fail to breathe a sigh of relief when I pull in my driveway and see ” Big Red” my thirteen year old geranium smiling at me with new buds blossoming -showing off with pride. I am home!
Mollie is celebrating a benchmark birthday with Walsh and close friends at Nantucket over a long weekend. When I texted Walsh to see if they had arrived safely he said it had been a long day of cars, boats, trains and planes… ferries with no tarries, etc. No direct way to get there but well worth it …once you did !
Mollie’s parents Bruce and Marcia…are babysitting and yesterday we brought in reinforcements for all the sports activities! Thanks Uncle Tommy!
From the Dingles I went to the Turners to see JohnMandy, Eva Cate and Jake-like the Dingles, the Turners have been busy decorating for Halloween! Jake prefers fishing!
Trying to find either house these days is hard-construction at Walsh and Mollie’s community entry and new neighborhood signs and sidewalks at John and Mandy’s….
Like my house it is always a relief to arrive amid constant changes of life.
I had an “aha” moment when I re-read a quote from Mark Nepo that is more timely now than ever! It deals with a realization that must be re- introduced again. As Nepo says-” We must get this right.”
What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our time.
So until tomorrow…From God’s eye, there are no countries, no policies, no visas. There is only one earth softened by one sweet water.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh