Women Friends

“Women rely on friends. … That’s where we draw sustenance and find safety. We can count on our women friends when we need a good laugh or a good cry.” —— Cokie Roberts

White Flowers

“but instead I fell asleep, as if in a vast and sloping room filled with those white flowers that open all summer, sticky and untidy, in the warm fields. when I woke the morning light was just slipping in front of the stars, and I was covered with blossoms.” —from “White Flowers” by Mary Oliver

No Limits

“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Nature Speaks

    “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan

Tender Majesty

This is my letter to the world, That never wrote to me, The simple news that Nature told, With tender majesty. Her message is committed, To hands I cannot see; For love of her, sweet countrymen, Judge tenderly of me. —– Emily Dickinson