April 1, 2013
Looking for Good
It's nearly a month since I last blogged. Not that I don't think about it. But with a birthday to celebrate...
a music video to find props for ...
apple cordons to prune...
Dunedin Street stock to photograph...
... there's neither the time nor mental energy for blogging. An unfortunate side effect of this is that I am not checking in on all my favourite blogs as regularly as I would like, nor have I been paying daily attention to my Comment feed.
One post in particular has irked a reader and I suddenly realise the responsibility that goes with hosting an online forum - because enabling the Comment facility makes a blog a forum. I am not prepared to let one individual rant, rave and publicly villify Father Jack or anyone else I have written about. Like anyone else I am quite capable of biased, unkind and intolerant thoughts. However, I choose not to express them on this site, hoping that visitors will appreciate the peace and reflection that they find here. For those visitors who cannot recognise and respect a haven when the see it, I will wield my censor's pen.
Thankfully, I am surrounded - and especially this past week - by wonderful people who love Life and are generous in their living of it.
A wedding brought friends from around NZ and the World, together.
Two guests, Keith and Barbara, have availed themselves of Lady Mondegreen's Secret Bus Stop, as they travel via the wedding to Cairo!
Welly Jewell Dyk, and his family lunched with us.
Handy Andy, worked hard here, ate up all last season's hazelnuts, and partied hard.
Acceptance, forgiveness, reflection, joy, and forward movement were all evident during the various gatherings, including the wedding itself, which brought old friends and family together last week.
Jane and Gary, thank you for being such strong and uplifting focal points in all of our lives.
That strength will surely nourish your marriage.