Counter the bitterness

Sometimes my capacity for bitterness amazes even me. So let this be a gratitude post. Here’s to rocks that spell love out of ancient debris and planetary pressure.

Here’s to the animal companions who model joy and devotion and health without even being asked.

Here’s to the creative impulse which follows seasons and rhythms all its own, thankfully exhibiting an immunity to doubt and self-posturing.

Here’s to the birds that sing, to cleared off sidewalks, to the bobbing red head of the woodpecker out front, and to spring bulbs that continue their flourishing growth long after the flowers are gone.

And lastly, to all sources of wisdom, both unseen and seen, as well as to the tiny window of the personality willing to be cranked open and let them in (at least sometimes), I give Thanks.

Happy Monday!

PS. That cap “T” is one erroneous autocorrect that I’ll let stand. I give Thanks.

20 thoughts on “Counter the bitterness

    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks Mo. This post, of course, is a cooling whisper blown over a grumbling lava pit of a rant.

        1. deemallon Post author

          Are they? I’m making that up. Maybe not. But a lot of mine get laughs in writing class.

  1. June Wildflower

    Here’s to rain, which we’re getting more of today…yippee! I’m a big fan of cool, soft, rainy days like today. And yes to all the above.

    1. deemallon Post author

      One sweet rainstorm would melt away all the snow here. That’d be nice! But just having clear sidewalks was a refreshing difference.

    1. deemallon Post author

      I have not heard that. But how lovely an idea. I remember my 10th grade geology teacher explaining how if our sense of time were different, we might experience rocks as moving, breathing things— possibly as liquid. It was the first time the theory of relativity sunk in a little bit.

  2. deb

    Thanks for the reminder to turn to nature for this relief. Tomorrow, first (maybe second) light. I love seeing your work up on the walls. They seem much more active than passive.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Hope you enjoy. It must be warmer in Georgia. Still freezing in the mornings here. But the light! The light has changed.

  3. Tina Zaffiro

    You are I think sometimes a funny lady …please just keep being you. Your heart rock and quilts hanging … bring love and blessings to mind.

  4. Michelle Skater

    THANKS for “a cooling whisper blown over a grumbling lava pit of a rant.” Thanks for your intelligence and passion, for beautiful images of your work, for your commitment to your truth and the generosity of your sharing. I really do enjoy you.

  5. fiona

    We need our rants or else we give up I think; but we need the counter too, and I love all that you give thanks to – especially with the capital T!


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