Friday, November 29, 2013


"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside!" ~Rumi

"At night, I open the window and ask the moon to come and press its face against mine. Breathe into me. Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window." ~Rumi


"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."  ~Jules Verne (Gir and Debbie, hiding in the roses).

"I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me."  ~Edith Södergran
We had an amazing Thanksgiving with Mama and all of my sisters and brother and their families.  I think we had over 30 people, some we hadn't seen in many years.  I'm grateful for my crazybeautiful family.  I had so many hugs, I got hug-drunk.  I hope your Thanksgiving was as fun as mine.  Today, I'm grateful for the warm sunshine and you.
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."  ~William Faulkner


Kelly said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

I would have missed Debbie if you hadn't mentioned her. She's well camouflaged!

Jonathan Chant said...

Nice post. Definitely true about the cats.

erin said...

i like the Edith Södergran quote: "I don't create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me." it's interesting. and true:)

and the Faulkner quote as well. how clever.

I see you amongst all those people, marion (and your cats) and know you are home.


Steven Cain said...

Maybe cats can adjust their weight... light as a feather for clouds and heavy as lead when they walk across your chest at four in the morning, hungry and wanting you to wake up. Mine seems to have this ability anyway.

Phoenix said...

I have found gratitude creates more space in my heart and more air in my lungs and takes such a weight off the shoulders and is generally such a wonderful blessing in my life. And I'm grateful for your beautiful blog, as always. The poems always brighten my day.

Red Shoes said...

I loved that photo of the open window... how great.


Ben Ditty said...

Cat on a cat! That should be a whole nother Seuss book ;-) Happy holidays!