ADORE Peonies, fragrant, delicate yet bold, love to have a vase full of them in May! I was a little freaked out by them as a child because our neighbor had some and I thought it was weird that ants were crawling all over them.
pixiewinksfairywhispers: chasingthegreenfaerie:GARDEN - GATE by chapelhall . on Flickr. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley ‘Invictus’, collected in In Hospital (1903)
When “I” is not mixed with anything else like I am John, I am a lawyer, I am a mother, I am rich, I am poor, I am lazy, I am depressed – then we are left with only the feeling sense of being or existence which is often simply called presence. We can also call it awareness. Awareness is always here now no matter what our mental or physical state. --Colin Bondi, Contributor Waking Times