Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Monday, March 24, 2008

let it be

Sometimes, the most beautiful things are flawed...

A few summers ago, I sprinkled a bunch of wildflower seeds in a barren patch of earth.
Nature took over.
The sun warmed the earth.
Rain showers made things seem clean and new again.
And a sunflower grew.
It wasn't perfect, but it was mine.
It made me smile.
I wonder what will grow in this new garden?



"We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves."
-- May Lamberton Becker

24 comments:

doggybloggy said...

good thing your new home is not too far from your old home....

Anndi said...

Doggybloggy: indeed... thank you for stopping by.

Angell said...

Love the new digs Ann - hope you find your peace here my friend.

Akelamalu said...

Lovely new home - I hope you'll be happy here! x

Anndi said...

Angell: Thank babe! I've learned I have to make my peace. Glad you came to visit!

Anndi said...

akelamalu: I think I will be... thanks. xoxoxo

Mr. Fabulous said...

Should I have brought a housewarming gift? I am unsure of the protocol...

Anndi said...

Fabby: I thought you were my present... and to think I just finished unwrapping you! ;-p hehehe!

SMOOCH!

Charles Gramlich said...

Checking in from your old home. I'll change the link on my blog to this one. Looking good so far.

Anndi said...

Charles: Thank you for visiting... I'm easing into the new home.

The Mountain Cat said...

alright. I like the new capret smell too.

Anndi said...

Mountain cat: I wonder if they make a cologne that smells like that ;). Thanks for stopping by sweetie.

TopChamp said...

hello - I like the layout etc! Happy blog-warming x

Anndi said...

Topchamp: Hi there! Nice to have you visit!

Jeff B said...

I'm sure it will grow friendships and fond memories.

Cooper said...

We spit watermelon seeds into the garden one summer...the next year we had watermelons...without doing anything...

with a little luck and faith..anything is possible.

barbara said...

Salut Anndi,
Just to say that I will be around.
I just feel it ; the seeds that you have planted here will become beautiful flowers.
Nice that it was Sunflowers... looking for that light.

Bises.

Anndi said...

Jeff: It already has dear.

Cooper: I've always liked watermelons. They're refreshing!

Barbara: Salut mon amie!

I'll be glad to share tiime and thoughts with you. Thank you for your friendship.

Bises

Meribah said...

From small seeds great trees do grow...or something like that. I feel that big things are in the making for you, my friend. Hugs. :)

Anndi said...

Meribah: Who knew puppies were so gosh darn wise! Actually, I did!
Just promise you won't pee on my tree, m'kay? I'll leave a hydrant out for you if you like.

HUGS :)

Roger said...

Love your new place! You have a very beautiful background! But not as beautiful as you!! :D

Anndi said...

Roger: From the harshest surroundings... life. I love that tree perched atop a cliff.

Thank you for the compliment hon. You're such a sweetie.

SMOOCH

Single In The City said...

Hey there I am your new Neighbor, I will try not to bug ya to much... But hey thanks for the advice the other day!!!!

This is the start of some Neighbor buddies!!

Single

Anndi said...

Single: hi Neighbor! Bug away...

I've been where you were... still end up there on occasion.

*hugs*