Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

How to…

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A recipe for taking on the day…

1. Set your cat alarm for early.

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(Our Cliff in the last few months has developed a voice two times louder than he used to have. Some have said that when cats get old they lose their hearing and compensate vocally. In any event he is obnoxious every morning at 5:00 a.m. and as soon as he has us all up, he repairs to his upstairs corner and sleeps through the morning.)

2. Brew and enjoy your Blue Bottle Coffee.

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3. Don your fingerless gloves so that you can still operate your iPhone/camera.

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4. Walk, because you will be enveloped in magic from grey to vibrant, opulent to plain.

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5. Sometimes you will be alone except for the birds.

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7. There might be a convention of 5 year olds learning soccer skills,

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but for the most part you will have it to yourself…lots of clouds or few clouds it will get you started on the day in the best possible way.

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Of What Surrounds Me

Whatever it is I am saying, I always

need a leaf or a flower, if not an

entire field. As for sky, I am so wildly

in love with each day’s inventions, cool blue

or cat gray or full

of the ships of clouds, I simply can’t

say whatever it is I am saying without

at least one skyful. That leaves water, a

creek or a well, river or ocean, it has to be there. For the heart to be there. For the pen

to be poised. For the idea to come.

Mary Oliver, from New and Selected Poems, vol.2

Author: loisreynoldsmead

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