Sunday, August 30, 2009

On a sunny sunday....

I find myself aboard that train again. It should be familiar to me by now...that train that that runs the Sentimentl Journey route...leading to the past. The pictures on Friday have all been here as a main picture for the day. Each was a favorite at the time, and remains a favorite. I love them collaged together. I remember what each post was about, and why I used a particular picture. It doesn't matter that you've seen them before, I post them for the same reason I "muse" about things in my blog postings. They are a part of me, my view of the world, as I offer you a glimpse of who I am. Todays picture falls into that same category. Not a favorite as some from Friday, but one I treasure, none the less. The muted tones, a glimpse into my daily life(note the standing Q-snap frame in the left corner *VBS*), and my strange furry friend snoozing in the chair.
Each of us live our lives according to a plan that unfolds, or the one that we've created. There are twists and turns that shape our journey, but what is important in my opinion, is our reaction to the twists and turns. In the end the destination is the same for every one. It doesn't matter if your stash is large or small. All you really need is "some". Each simple thing, taken by itself, is/can be a "treasure". One red juicy apple is as good as owning the orchard. It seems to me that 'awareness' of a thing is what leads to treasuring and holding the memory. Obviously awareness can not be applied in the boarder sense, as many things we are aware of don't fall into the 'desirable'
catagory.
As we "follow" our 'try to remember' into September, think about, and perhaps share some of YOUR favorite things with friends in blogland. *VBS*
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8 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

I love your picture...so warm and inviting. A perfect place to quilt those quilts. I hope you are having a wonderful day and wish you all the best for Sept. I can't wait to see more of your "memories". Hugs..

Susan said...

Finn, I am so grateful to you for writing this. Sometimes, life has a way of dragging one down, and your thoughtful words are good to remember at those times. You reminded me to be grateful for the little things!

Susan said...

Finn, your comment reminds me of the quote attributed to King Arthur in Malory's Morte d'Arthur: "Enough is as good as a feast." Amen.

Magpie Sue said...

I love the cozy feeling your picture evokes. I just had a newsletter from our local animal shelter and once again am longing to be able to adopt a cat. (DH's allergies are too severe to make that possible.) There's one in the newsletter named Emily who reminds me of your Ebony. There's also a lovely longhair calico. I can only hope they both end up in homes as good as Ebbie's!

paula, the quilter said...

This is so true. I have lovely memories of Sept. Summer's, though, seemed to have escaped me.

AnnieO said...

A sweet sentimental journey you're sharing with us! I've been rushing completely headlong all year and it seems September would be a good time for some introspection.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, Finn, I am surrounded with memories this September, so your post is so fitting. My "awareness" is strong and, believe me, treasured.

Meggie said...

Lovely post Finn. I love the pic of Ebby in the chair & your warm tones, lovely light.
I hope September is better than August has been around here!