I’m home for the weekend, slightly more than halfway through my two weeks of babysitting for my sweet grandson, Nathan. I love being with him, but arrive home amazingly wiped out every evening and fall asleep for at least an hour…
Nothing much is getting accomplished at home, so this weekend will be busy, too, cleaning and making order. Not only is regular housework not being done, but I decided to rearrange my arts and crafts corner and only got halfway when I had to leave it in chaos! Yes, a real “what was I thinking?” moment there. But I feel really happy about the possibilities for today.
Today, if you google anything, you will see a header of the universe and links to images from Hubble. Today is the 20th anniversary for the Hubble telescope. If you google images for Hubble you will be overwhelmed with beautiful photography from deep space…The nebulae seem the most beautiful of all, and I wonder why, actually. We know so little, I think, of the universe, though we are learning more every minute. NASA is my hero, if an organization can be such a thing. I am truly awed by the immensity, the beauty, the mystery of this universe. And I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I am part of it. I wish all human energy could be aimed at understanding more and working at peacemaking and loving kindness, and none turned to fuel greed, hatred, and war of every sort. This is what images of from space do to me. They fill me with a desire, a hope, for things to be better on earth, for every living creature to live up, or move in that direction, to the incredible gift we all share of being part of this glory.
And things are pretty glorious around my part of the world, even if my really dreadful photograph of my apple tree in bud (the settings we knocked into the wrong place) doesn’t show it. I’ll post some better ones later today, I hope. The entire world I live in is in deep Spring! Every tree or bush that can flower seems to be doing it now! And leaves are all in the sweet early freshness that leaves me still in my tracks and nearly breathless with wonder.
The last picture is a little doll quilt I finished just before the babysitting began . It is for my grandaughter Sofia, for her dolls, and actually there is a second top completed and ready to quilt.
Life is good………I am thinking of Julian of Norwich saying, ” All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” She said she heard this from God.