Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, May 11, 2018

Life is Like

Life is like
a delicious meal waiting to be devoured.
One bite at a time.


Wayzata, Minnesota


"In his blue gardens men and girls came
and went like moths among the whisperings
and the champagne and the stars."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Minnesota boy, born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale."
Hans Christian Anderson


A visit to this Bad Manor must wait until August but 
we could journey to the haunts and avenues of F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul. 


"You'll understand why storms are named after people."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
But do remember,

"Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don't."
Bill Hybels
and "Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion."


Life is like a novel.
It's filled with suspense.
You have no idea what is going to happen
until you turn the page.
Sidney Seldon



"There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them."
George Orwell


Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination.
They open up windows to the world 
to inspire us to explore and achieve,
and contribute to improving our quality of life.
Libraries change lives for the better.
Sidney Seldon



Libraries offer the chance of making new friends too.


Yearning for more. 
Do you ever have this kind of day?
Where you're forever learning and changing
and yet sometimes, 
it feels like everything stays the same,
and yet it's different.



I woof you all!
To all dog mothers here
Happy Mother's Day from your 4-legged child.
You're the best ever.
P.S. The cat agrees! 



After my mother passed away we've gone as a family to this Susan G. Komen day Race for the Cure, but it's not the same any more with my daughter and family moving to Alabama.




Diane Keaton puts love into perspective.

"That's what I learned. I learned I couldn't shed light on love
other than to feel it's comings and goings
and be grateful."
Sometimes,
"This living stuff is a lot. Too much, and not enough.
Half empty and half full."


Shiver me timbers!




" Avast Ye. YARRRR! 
How do pirates know that they are pirates?
They think, so they ARRRR!




"Everything was chocolate ice cream and kisses and wind."
Francesca Lia Block





Just when you thought your snowman was laughing,
turns out he was only smiling. Next best thing.

Did you know "Babies laugh three thousand times a day. Adults twenty, if we're lucky."
Diane Keaton
Think about that!


Pun of the day.

What's an English teacher's favorite cereal?
The Grapes-Nuts of Wrath


Where do used space shuttles end up?

Huntsville, Alabama


Space Shuttle Paradise?

My mother always believed Hardware Stores were paradise. If we visited a small town she'd always spot their hardware store and it'd be a must to see. Her first stop, the kitchen goods department.



This Huntsville hardware store is not
a woman's paradise, in my thoughts. 

This could be a woman's paradise.


Unless, of course you had a little blue box in mind.


So what are your thoughts on what paradise is like?
Artsy? Tartsy? 

"An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."
Victor Hugo



Just keep in mind no matter what, it's all good.  It just depends on what you do, or don't do that can make all the difference in the world. Enjoy your weekend that is soon approaching. 

Thanks for stopping by to say hello I truly enjoy your visits.
Take good care of YOU!


Meanwhile, back to art class.

10 comments:

Cloudia said...

Dear Karen; I spend more time on your blog than any other. You are a bright light. [well, a lot of that time IS spent stealing your excellent quotes!] Love You. Aloha

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your mother was right Karen, hardware stores ARE paradise 😀 For me paradise is in the simple things, a new French movie with a friend, a hike with my daughter, a day in the garden, that sort of thing 😀 Happy weekend. ✨

Sage said...

20 times a day is not nearly enough laughter! Love you photos.

-www.thepulpitandthepen.com

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always like your post

Elephant's Child said...

Heartfelt hugs.

Hootin' Anni said...

I am thinking about that Keaton quote & will try & laugh more.

So enjoyed this wonderful post. I think my paradise would have to be anywhere I am at the moment.

Jeanie said...

Yeah, it's all good -- but boy, are you going to miss your daughter. Wonderful photos and a beautiful look into your world.

Debbie said...

my visits here - always so much fun!! i have seen the "it's nuts" store, it must be a chain!!

i make it a point to laugh every day, but not even 20 times a day, i will work on that, they say it's good for you!!!

happy mothers day to you my friend - with must not forget the mothers to our four legged children!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Your life in action is always uplifting.

humbird said...

Well, we need sometimes this paradize to feel the difference...

thanks for fun pics! Best!