Thanksgiving has come and gone. We had lots of kids and grandkids here to visit. The three new babies were here together and we tried to get a picture of the three of them. What a hoot. Have a look. Can’t you just hear their thoughts?
Haedyn: What’s that racket.
Linden: Two girls. Icky. Get me out of here.
Anastasia: Whatever. Just let me sleep.
It was nice to have so much of the family visit. Unfortunately, the weather was too miserable to go outside and play or have a wiener roast. Snow and arctic temperatures in Oct. Who needs it??
It’s amazing how weather affects us. It’s something to keep in mind when I write. A snow storm can keep people indoors and lead to crankiness. Rain can remind the reader that life can be troublesome. Setting can almost be considered a character. It sets tone and emotion for a scene.
I don’t know if everyone is as affected by setting as I am but I’m sure everyone is touched in some way or other.
As Robert Louis Stevenson said,
"The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings."
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Theresa
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all." Cecil Francis Alexander
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