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1. having parts connected by joints, as in "articulated"
2. made up of distinct words joined together in such a way as to convey meaning
3. able to express oneself clearly and distinctly
4. well formulated, clearly presented

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vagrant Thoughts...

2009 has been a tough year. And it's only the beginning of March!

I'm not going to try to make much sense this time, just post some random thoughts and quotes. I'm still trying to muddle through right

In a search for an image of hope struggling to survive in the midst of hard times, I tried googling for a picture of a crocus blooming in the midst of snow. As you can see, I found it. It's now my laptop background, a constant reminder that spring IS coming... hope still survives...

On the page with the photo, however, I found much more - a blog written by a person who
struggles much the same as I do at times... They posted a song, "Anthem," by Leonard Cohen. He's not one of my favorite artists, but these lyrics caught my attention:

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

...And I wondered if part of my struggle is the unnecessary desire to produce the perfect offering.


If only.

And since I can't achieve perfection, why try?

Now THERE's a great recipe for disaster!

My attention was caught by another image in the Google search -

These were the words below it:

beneath the snow, there lie the roses
there's a crack in every heart of stone
an open door that never closes
there's a light to guide you safely home
as time goes by..


Just thoughts I'm chewing on right now.


  1. Time and dandelions seem to have a way of helping :)

  2. Another dandelion fan! YAY!!! I know all of my neighbors think I'm nuts, but I just love how cheerful those little yellow polka-dots look on my yard of bright green!

    At least I think I do. I seem to recall something like that, from the fuzzy recesses of my mind...

    I hope you're enjoying the onset of our lovely, muddy, western New York spring, too, Erika! :)

  3. Wow - I loved this post. Thanks.