Monday Wisdom

I should like to enjoy this summer flower by flower…

—André Gide

Monday Wisdom

Stop and smell the lilacs.
Really. If you pass a lilac, smell it.

Monday Wisdom

“May there always be simcha.”
—Irene

Back story: Over lunch with friend Irene, Femme Banale groused about all the weddings and big birthday celebrations on her banal calendar.  A bit of silence … Irene processed a gracious response. “May there always be simcha.”

Simcha: (Hebrew) gladness or joy

Monday Wisdom

May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful. May I stay forever in the stream. May I look down upon the windflower and the bull thistle and the coreopsis with the greatest respect.
—Mary Oliver
Excerpt from Upstream, Oliver’s 2016 collection of essays.