The Right Wrong Number

I was working on Lola Vogel's obituary when I answered the phone. (Lola was 95 and passed peacefully of old age. The service is Saturday at 2 at the Presbyterian Church.) 

"Crystal?"

"Nope. This is Heather. You must have the wrong number."

"Oh, hi Heather, it's Barb."

Dear Gentle Readers, Thank you.

And so, dear gentle reader,

You see, by all the rules,

That earth's whole population

Except ourselves are fools. - Abner Cosens

​The nicest thing about knowing you, and keeping in touch, and sharing my ideas and thoughts and schedules of life in my family and this small town, is that without you, I'd be talking to myself. You also keep me from thinking I'm crazy, and reminding me that spending time writing stuff down and sharing it, is important, and matters, so thank you very much for that.

What You Need to Know for Monday

"Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you...Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?- every, every minute? -Thornton Wilder, Our Town

It's a wet start to a busy week in Haines. But April showers bring May flowers, and it's supposed to clear up before the weekend. 

The Chilkoot Indian Association has a transportation summit conference going on at the Sheldon Museum through Thursday. 

Sunday's Thought

“This is what we can promise the future: a legacy of care. That we will be good stewards and not take too much or give back too little, that we will recognize wild nature for what it is, in all its magnificent and complex history - an unfathomable wealth that should be consciously saved, not ruthlessly spent. Privilege is what we inherit by our status as Homo sapiens living on this planet.” 
― Terry Tempest Williams

How the Light Gets In

It's been a long winter and to say it's been a rough few weeks is an understatement, which is why I haven't even tried to write about what has been happening. It's a lot to absorb and I don't want to add to anyone's pain. It began when I wrote Rick Martin's obituary (he was sixty and had terminal liver disease).

Sunday's Thought

 

“The life pouring through us, pumping our heart and breathing through our lungs, did not begin at our birth or conception. Like every particle in every atom and molecule of our bodies, it goes back through time to the first splitting and spinning of the stars.” —Joanna Macy

Heart's Desire

 

 

Chip has been away, visiting his mother and cycling down south. He's on weather hold now waiting to fly up from Juneau, and if that doesn't workout he'll ride the ferry that arrives from Juneau around 3 tomorrow morning. The regular weekend ferry has been broken down, and the weather has been horrendous for flying, what with all the snow, but it's pretty to look at.

Sunday's Thought

 

"When our intention is to do good for others, and we nurture that intention, we can have faith, that in some way, often unknown to us, it ripples out."- Sharon Salzberg in her book, Faith.

 

 

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