Wednesday, August 13, 2008

big beautiful sky silhouetted against our early morning heavenly walk

The night was filled with heavy rain, thunder and lightening flashes and the breeze blowing in our open windows this morning is cool. The sky over our harbour is dark and grey, black with clouds filled with more rain. It feels like September and melancholy hangs thick and heavy in this air.

Sorrow fully accepted brings it's own gifts.
For there is alchemy in sorrow.
It can be transmuted into wisdom,
which, if it does not bring joy,
can yet bring happiness

Pearl S. Buck

oh yeah sure Pearl. Wink.

I do believe this to be true and I'm just waitin' on the transmutation ... any day now.

Thank you blog friends and blogland for continually lifting me up and constantly inspiring me.


  1. Your post made me think of this song. ;)

  2. I like the Pearl S. Buck quote. I am going to print it out and put it up on my wall. I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope it is true.

  3. Have just caught up with your previous posts.What a wonderful photo of you and Winnie.The clouds in this post are wonderful. Today I looked on the world sunlight map and am not suprised at the weather patterns in your area.I love to see the other side of the world glowing in the sun, while we are in the dark.Wishing you sunshine and warmth acrosss the miles Susan. The link is

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  5. Such gorgeous clouds, such an open sky. I can relate to how you feel, I'm waiting for transmutation too.

  6. Tee hee J, maybe a shiny ship has to come hovering out of those big open skies I'm obsessed with and pick us up, aren't you the fan of Dr. Who ?

    Bonne chance avec votre transmutation mon ami ! xo, S, Winn, Lulu, Bleet, Ver & the L'il Man

  7. Good morning, Susan. (((hug)))
    Thank you for stopping by a few times yesterday. I'm not getting around too fast today.

    I loved the pictures of the was soothing to me...wish I were there to watch it with you! Hang in WILL find full joy again.

    Much love to you and Winnie! xo

  8. I know you're thinking, "I'm gonna be the happiest, wisest woman on earth", but you know, I really think Miss Pearl knew what she was talking about. One thing I really value from my difficulties, is my ability to truly care for other people's pain. I don't think I had that before my hard times. At least, my version of hard times. I don't claim to be truly acquainted with the evils of this world. Gratefully.

  9. I wonder if it is similar to transmogrification? Seems to me Calvin and Hobbs had a special transmogrifying gun for that..... hmmmmm......

  10. Melancholy is something I'm all too familiar with. I kind of like it though too. September and Autumn really brings that on. This weekend it's surprisingly rained here adding very much to that pensive mood.


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