Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


One of my greatest joys in life is piloting!

Piloting my life by my own design.

A few quotes from Beryl Markham and me.

There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing.

How about the silence of a cat before her purring begins?

There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. 

or by the water sharing a hot summer day together.

There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same.

There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt.

There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys.

or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work.

Which way now? What does the map say?

A map says to you
read me carefully,
follow me closely, doubt me not
I am the earth in the palm of your hand.

Togetherness is the key ingredient to a happy childhood!

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin!

You bring your own weather to any picnic.

I've/we've prioritized taking care of my mind, having fun
and doing the things that me/us laugh.

Fall in love with the energy of your days
breathe in all that you can
retrace your fond memories
but never stop adding more memories
 to your days.

Thanks for sharing time with me. Take good care of you.


RedPat said...

It looks like you have been having a great journey with the kids, Karen!

Elephant's Child said...

Lots of thoughts to ponder here. I am a fan of many silences. They sing (quietly) of peace to me.
Have a wonderful day/week. As I am sure you will.

eileeninmd said...


Fun times with the kids! Pretty waterfalls. Great photos and quote. Never stop adding memories to your days! Love that! Have a happy day and week ahead. PS, thanks for visiting my blog.

Jeff (Sage) said...

Silence is golden, at least that’s what my 4th grade teacher had me write a few hundred times...

Debbie said...

those little ones are just so cute!! it looks like you brought some sunshine to that picnic!!

my favorites today: togetherness is the key ingredient to a happy childhood! and

the only impossible journey is the one you never begin!!! both have so much meaning to me!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love all these gorgeous shots today Karen, the words also. Children growing up together with brothers, sisters, cousins and friends gives them the best grounding in life ✨

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I pilot a keyboard all day long.

Cloudia said...

Sweet thanks

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