1 Of 365 For 2012

[All Credit for this picture to Cait Bermuhler, whose lovely shot can be found here]

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

[Mark Twain]

Is Happiness A Waterproof Heart?

“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other.  When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” 

[Hazelmarie Elliott (“Mattie”)]

Maybe it comes with the weather outside being wet and cold. Not the kind that glistens in the moonlight, more the one that creeps in under the doors.

Maybe it comes with talking with boyfriends past and making amends for at times treating them badly.

Maybe it comes with the new year fast approaching and the wonders it promises, always promises.

Maybe it comes with this being the last day of Christmas and books and a desk awaiting me in the morning.

But this I wondered: Is happiness a waterproof heart? One that can’t be drenched with tears cried at night?

Mind you, there are tears of happiness as well… .

Or maybe happiness isn’t a waterproof heart, untouched by feelings, but just one that dries quickly in the sunlight of the new day.

However, I love this little poem by A.  A. Milne – maybe it’ll make you as happy as it makes me.


John had

Great Big


Boots on;

John had a

Great Big



John had a

Great Big


Mackintosh –

And that

(Said John)



[A. A. Milne]