Encumbered with My Old Nonsense

evening cocoon

Daily Photo? My ass.

Going from crisis-time to just-spring has made me a little dizzy and I can’t quite find my words, my balance. It’s enough right now to do my work and take my walks and see my neph and sleep sweet with the mutts tucked and twined between my legs. Luckily, I can be out of words right now, because I found better ones to stand in for me. Take it away, Ralph Waldo:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

More soon: words, pictures, everything.

I can’t wait.

The picture is Evening Cocoon, by Kate Browne, and I found it here. The quote is Emerson and I saw it here; thank you so much for posting it.

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2 Responses to “Encumbered with My Old Nonsense”

  1. kortney says:

    I’m totally posting this quote somewhere in my personal space. Ahhhh.

  2. Nimble says:

    I find I need to remind myself to look at *this moment* and be thankful for it. Not worry about what’s done, not fret about what might get done tomorrow. I like the quote, but aren’t serenity and high spirits incompatible? Or maybe RWE means a “high spirit” in another way. A pleasant puzzle.

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