Railroad bridge over the North Fork of the Obion River on a cold snowy day.
“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” ~David Russell
“If your wants and needs are simple
They’ll know no bounds or measure
It’s the simple little things in life
That bring the greatest pleasure …”
Simple Little Things Of Life by Tim McMorris
For every beast of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know all the birds of the hills,
and all that moves in the field is mine.
If you like bluegrass, you might enjoy this song of joy and gratitude entitled “Cattle on a Thousand Hills” by Michael Milton. I did. 🙂
One day this week while I was standing on the porch watching sleet come down, a flock of robins intermingled with cedar waxwings descended upon the bushes and trees beside our house. They made quite a commotion for the brief time that they were about and then as suddenly as they had appeared, they were gone. I’m hoping that this is a sign that spring isn’t too far away.
“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.” ~Stephen Richards
“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” ~Erma Bombeck