Thursday, April 22, 2010

rest for the weary and more questions...

Today I did what I was told...not that I had had any choice...I slept in and under the quilt with my puppy and my little old cat. Grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner and then a quiet evening. I spent very little time on the computer and most of my "up moments" trying to work on the large piece I want to have photographed next week. The quiet slow cloth stitching was soothing and when my vision would blur and act up I would stop and do small household things to rest my body. I have so much to do ...I can not afford to lose time...but the reality I am moving as fast as I can.

Earth Day was so beautiful here and it was so curious to see how 40 years seemed to fly by and we still have so much to learn. I was checking in on another blog and read a favorite quote from one of my professors in my undergraduate studies ..."The Earth is what we all have in common." ...Wendell Berry. He was a very generous gentle teacher and we sat around a very old library table during our class and I always left with gentle thoughts and yet more questions. He is an amazing poet in touch with the human spirit. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. I so look forward to visiting you via your blog entries each morn. It's my special time with friends far and wide. Thinking of you, Lennie

  2. There is no substitute for rest

    What a coincidence (or not :)) that I chose that Earth quote out of so many ... lucky you to know the man!
    Brightest of Blessings Always!

  3. Slow cloth, slow movements, slow day, we all need them and especially those who need to heal.
    We can only be in THE moment. We can only really do ONE thing at a time. :)Bea

  4. Thanks for sharing the quote; Wendell berry is one of my heroes! Did you go to UK, then?

  5. Thank you have a great blog and I am definitely am on a shared journey with you. I attended UK in 1968 for my freshman year ...right in the middle of Vietnam. Years later after a delay I ended up graduating from Kent State in 1975. I love the colors and textures in your transformations. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
    I am still a wildcat at heart. :O)