Sunday, 6 April 2014

Peirce's Quilt

I won't even say how long this quilt has been in the works. It has been far too long. I didn't like working on it because it was too much stretchy fabric. Blah! I decided it was one thing that had to get finished over spring break. I finally finished it today!






Walking

It's finally spring. It has been a long winter. For me, that has meant no walking. It is time to get back in the swing. From now on, I will walk every day.



One step at a time is good walking.- Chinese proverb
INDIA-10640India
Walking shares with making and working that
crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world,
of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. 
A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. 
- Paul Scott Mowrer

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 Solvitur ambulando(To solve a problem, walk around)- St. Jerome
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How often have I had this longing for an infinite walk – of going unimpeded,
until the movement of my body as I walk fell into the flight of
streets under my feet – 
until I in my body and the world in its
skin of earth were blended into a single act of knowing.

- Alfred Kazin, The Open Street

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.- John Muir
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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.- Friedrich Nietzche
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If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walkingAngels whisper to those who walk- Raymond Inmon
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IRELAND-10001 Ireland
 Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. 
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being …
I have walked myself into my best thoughts, 
and I know of no thought so burdensome that 
one cannot walk away from it. 
- Soren Kierkegaard

BURMA-10564 Burma
Walking is a man’s best medicine.
-Hippocrates

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With beauty before me, may I walkWith beauty behind me, may I walkWith beauty above me, may I walkWith beauty below me, may I walkWith beauty all around me, may I walkWandering on the trail of beauty, may I walkNavajo: Walking Meditation
FRANCE-10056, Lourdes, France, 1988 France
  Walking is the great adventure,the first meditation, a practice of heartiness andsoul primary to humankind.Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.- Gary Snyder
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A Perfect Day

Today was a perfect day. Jill had swimming bright and early, but Allen drove her. Translation: I slept in. I watched conference, did a little baking, managed to make meals before people around here were on death's door (it happens suddenly and without warning), finished my book and went to Storybook Theatre with Peirce. I don't know how it could get any better!


I kind of feel like Chico feels: 
Bliss!!