Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's Cold

Walking in the garden in summer pj's and a sweatshirt
We have all been talking weather for 5 months
Global warming anyone?

The roses are at their best right now

The bottles are coming out on the bottle brush

Bees will be here soon 
so will the hummers

Lots of shade
Lots of pink silks dropping soon
requiring lots more cleanup

Yin Yang

are actually complimentary
not opposing forces

interacting to form a whole
greater than either separate part

shadow cannot exist without light

Found this on 
Carole's post this a.m.
chased away a few shadows for me

Some wise words to keep in mind from  
From Patton Oswalt on facebook

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity."
But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem -- one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in a while, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."

It's cold
but many things warm my heart


lynn said...

Thank you for your thoughts, which are "right on"!!!!! Blessings & Peace & Love to you and yours.

Lana said...

I'm like a broken record. I love all of your posts!...from the boobs in La-La Land to this very post, which brought me to tears (though it didn't take much today)...You are a jewel,Suzan. So glad you are my westward friend on the cloud. Peace to you this evening. (Lana)

The Boston Lady said...

That last bit on your post is exactly how I feel. There cannot be darkness without light and light will always find a way. We must not lose ourselves in darkness or those who tragically have died, died in vain.

Thanks for warming me up! Ann

Bead and Needle said...

I love Patton Oswalt - thanks for posting this. Hope you've got a jacket on, over the girls, in the crisp morning chill lately! At least it's too cold for the scorpions - and that's a PLUS! Happy Wednesday, Z - Tanya

Anonymous said...

when someone in the above comments said you are jewel they are so right, after yesterdays disaster we need the healing beauty of this post, we still have snow!

Jacqueline Prajza said...

And it is so very important OGM to keep thinking this way. The Universe needs the resonance of this truth. Keeping thinking the good thoughts girl!...and wrap up in the meanwhile!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I continue to pray that the light out shines the dark and evil! Your roses are beautiful!

June said...

The light will always penetrate the dark. I will always have hope no matter what happens to and around me.
Thank goodness that so many of us still believe in this truth Z.
much love...

Karen said...

I jsut love what she had to say, thanks for posting. New to your blog, where do you reside! Roses already! .. it's a beautiful thing..

Rene Foust said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful words of truth.

Anonymous said...

enjoyed your roses trees and such :D

Jackie said...

Loved the story at the end, I have always believed good outweighs evil, but sometimes I forget, thank you for the reminder, loved it! The roses are beautiful! Stay warm my friend! The chill will not last long, that's for sure, we will be baking in no time, and I don't mean in the kitchen!

Theresa said...

Your roses are beautiful,Z. It's still cold here too, in fact it snowed today. done with snow.
I saw Patton Oswalds post the other day on FB and thought it was genius. It warmed my heart too.
Have a wonderful night! love, t.xoxo

Art and Sand said...

There is so much good in the world, but good doesn't sell news or earn money at the box office. I surround myself with good and receive it in abundance. We can't lower ourselves to the lowest, but try to pull them up with us.

Your garden is beautiful

Jillayne said...

Resilience is our Ace - it isn't easy to beat us down or make us give up on the world we want, the way we know it can be, should be.
Loved this...