15 May 2020

Gloriously Green - Missoula, Montana

"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."  -Martin Luther (1483-1546)

12 May 2020

Spring Of A Poem, Perhaps - Missoula, Montana

"The silence - for the sound of birds and sea adds up to silence as beautifully as we ever know if in the noisy world of today - together with the sweetly moving air, and the scents of thyme and bell-heather and sun-warmed bracken, all combined to distill something very potent. It was the sort of time and place where one might have expected an idea, the spring of a poem, to well up from the quiet and the beauty."
- From The Stormy Petrel
, p 102, by Mary Stewart (1916-2014)

11 May 2020

The Right Key - Missoula, Montana

“The mold in which a key is made would be a strange thing, if you had never seen a key: and the key itself a strange thing if you had never seen a lock.
Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions.”

― C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), from The Problem of Pain

10 May 2020

All In The Details - Missoula, Montana

"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." - Robert Quillen (1887-1948)

With our mum - "our" equaling seven - the portion mystery concerns roast chicken. We will never know for sure, leastways this side of heaven, if she TRULY preferred the chicken neck to any more, er, typical piece we variously offered (and I am always happy with just more mashed potatoes!).
Cheers to another day remembering the mum's we love, in all their glorious humanity!