Thomas Merton wrote: "In the interior life there should be moments of relaxation, freedom and 'browsing.' Perhaps the best way to do this is in the midst of nature, but also in literature. Perhaps also a certain amount of art is necessary, and music . . . You also need a good garden, and you need access to the woods, or to the sea . . . The woods and nature should be part of your solitude . . ."
We are having record heat: Christmas Day should be in the 80s (for the second year, a hot Christmas). Meanwhile, a thought for the this holiday season:
"Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours." Hermann Hesse
For everybody up north especially in Missouri and Illinois who had an interesting couple of days--if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
NOTE: I am permanently closing my Facebook account.
These images show Factors Walk, River Street and the bridge across the river from River Street.
By Columbia Square, Savannah
"For anyone, stepping away from actions where one knows one's measure is good. It takes away an excess of seriousness. Building my house, or anything else, I always felt myself becoming, in an almost devotional sense, passive, and willing to play. Play is never far from the impress of the creative drive, never far from the happiness of discovery." Mary Oliver