Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, January 4, 2016

Embrace the Mystery

Hello on this fourth day of January 2016

Is it just me, or do you find yourself turning bottle caps over in search of some little wisdom from the manufacturer?

 Well, here's what I found inside my bottle of a Mamma Chia beverage.

"Embrace the mystery."

Who doesn't love a good mystery?

Embracing one, really sets a delightful mood!

So what mysteries lurk outside my door this morning?

"All your tomorrows start here."
Neil Gaiman

Various footprints, bunches of bunny scat and bird seed sprinkled about.

 Neil Gaiman's description here clearly says it all.

"From the back garden you will be able to see the wild wood.

The deep well you walk past leads down to Winter's realm;
there is another land at the bottom of it.

If you turn around here,
you can walk back safely;
you will lose no face. I will think no less of you.

Once through the garden you will be in the wood.
The trees are old. Eyes peer from the undergrowth.

and then before you realize-

Without a sound, the sun rises and daylights floods the woods.

"The view changes from where you are standing.
Words can wound, and wounds can heal.
All of these things are true."
Neil Gaiman

or fall into a snowbank.

Easy does it!

"Cats are smarter than dogs. 
You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
Jeff Valdez
Happiness for many dogs -  
 means magical moments scurrying about winter-wonder-lands.

"What? You're really asking if I want to go back inside?"

"Not me, not ever, no way!"

We could almost miss her in the snow if she weren't wearing her sweater!

My mystery for us all today comes from this interesting post a friend put on Facebook.

To realize the absolute mystery and astonishment of words, and especially the sentences they create, you must read this all the way through.  Seriously. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Impressive right?

No mystery about why this 
 little girl in the woods, who wakes every morning just to see her whirly-windmill flutter like wildflowers swaying in the woods-
isn't stuck in a snowbank-

She lives in Alabama!

-and so it goes it's time to close and wish you all the very best all week long!
Enjoy your everything, no matter what it is!
Thanks for stopping by.

In case you missed the link for Dream a little dream of me
 listen to it here!


TexWisGirl said...

the forwards/backwards... wow!

enjoy your winter wonderland!

Gail said...

Fun pictures and wise words...anyway I read them.

Cloudia said...

yup! spreading the light is what you do!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Embrace the mystery. Nice!

Elephant's Child said...

Neil Gaiman is one of my heroes - and I am sure he too would love the turning of attitudes around in your friend's FB piece.
Yay for mystery. And hope.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, lovely images and post. the backwards read is so much nicer, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

(My beard looks a little like the elf's)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Soooo enjoyed this post Karen! J'adore the 'glass half full v glass half empty' text, very clever :) Apologies for taking a while in wishing you a happy new year, all the very best for 2016!

Debbie said...

oooooh i so enjoyed seeing the snow. there is nothing better than seeing kids having fun in the snow!!! cute, cool signs, i am a sign lover!!!!!!!

RedPat said...

A fun winter post!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done!

sage said...

Warm lights on a cold winter night is a sign of hope!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cute doggy!

I just made Theda come inside because it's going down to the teens and we'll be asleep. But she didn't want to come in.

Jeanie said...

What wonderful images of light -- and how I love the idea to embrace the mystery! Happy new Year!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Lovely Post♪ I smiled that you said you miss your dogie if she weren't wearing her sweater♡♡♡
I miss snow we had when young but my husband said it's better without themp:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Susan Anderson said...

Cool little reversible note. And I loved your oh so mysterious post.