and forget not
that the earth
delights to feel
your bare feet
and the winds
long to play
with your hair

~kahlil gibran
A Clothesline Poem (Anonymous)
A clothesline was a news forecast, to neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep when clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly link, for neighbors always knew 
If company had stopped on by to spend a night or two.
For then you’d see the “fancy” sheets and towels upon the line.
You’d see the “company tablecloth” with intricate design.
The line announced a baby’s birth, from folks who lived inside
As brand-new infant clothes were hung, so carefully with pride!
The ages of the children could so readily by known;
By watching how the sizes changed, you’d know how much they’d grown!
It also told when illness struck, as extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too haphazardly were strung.
It also said, “Gone on vacation now,” when lines hung limp and bare. 
It told, “We’re back!” when full lines sagged with not an inch to spare!
New folks in town were scorned upon, if wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows, and looked the other way…
But clotheslines now are of the past, for dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home is anybody’s guess!
I really miss that way of life - it was a friendly sign;
When neighbors knew each other best by what hung on the line.
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."  
~Margaret Atwood~
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
~Dalai Lama
"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.  Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."

~Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725~
"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from ever other living creature."
~Bruce Barton

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
~ Hippocrates

"That's the thing about magic; you've got to know its still here, all around us,
or it just stays invisible for you." ~Charles De Lint
"if you have time to breathe you have time to meditate."
Buddhist Monk Ajahn Amaro
"In dwelling, be close to the land.
In Meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing."
~Tao Te Ching