Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Linking today to Six Word Saturday AND Back Linking to Paint Party Friday

...its comfortably warm this morning, not yet too hot, and sunny; i'm reading 'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel (a book club recommended novel - which means other persons in my book club are also reading this) i've gotten through more than half, my favourite quote so far is from [page 6]
"The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity — it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud."
...so i decide to sit outside this morning, (i'm an 'empty nester' so my time structuring is very much mine) Wow! my blessed sixties; my son and daughter, out on their own; my grand daughter will be one year old next month; i'm truly and humbly thankful for today, and yesterdays.

on the front steps ants crawling

--gillena cox

22 comments:

Ron. said...

A marvelous haibun. Salute!
Didn't care much for the novel, & I thought the movie was even worse, though it did have some visual appeal.

If you're interested, here's a haibun I wrote for the World Haiku Review, published back in March, about the Full Harvest Moon experience:
http://eggsovertokyo.blogspot.com/2013/03/two-small-threes-by-five.html

cessie said...

I still haven't read the book and I keep hearing mixed reactions to it so I keep postponing it. Are you enjoying it so far?
Sounds like a fab Saturday... enjoy your weekend!

Mishla M said...

perfect visual.

Hilary said...

that book is so on my to be read list...

To celebrate the publication of my memoir, Dangled Carat, I have several giveaways on my blogs - prizes include autographed copies of the book, a ring from Berricle jewelers and a $25 Victoria Secret gift card - I hope you can check it out...

Gillena Cox said...

Ron thank you for leaving our link, will visit

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Cessie apart from the quotation i pulled out, frankly, its not my kind of novel


much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Mishla, happy you dropped in


much love...

Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Hilary, sounds like a mini festival at you blog, will visit

much love...

Giggles said...

Wonderful analogy and piece art to match!!

Hugs Giggles

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Giggles, happy you dropped in

much love...

Mlissabeth said...

Love that quote, and your words! Have a good weekend.

Gillena Cox said...

glad you stopped by Beth


much love...

Anonymous said...

I read that quite a while ago and didn't initially remember the quote. (the short-term memory's not what it was :)) I should have because it's a great one. Peace and warmth- two of my favourite things- enjoy!

Leovi said...

Wonderful composition, excellent!!

Fiona Biedermann said...

Love the imagery both visual and in words

Lorraine said...

Being grateful is a grace, this is beautiful, as always Gillena

Gillena Cox said...

Jo, thank you for stopping by

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Leovi

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Fiona, happy you dropped in

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Lorraine

much love...

soulbrush said...

Wonderful work. Happy PPF.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Soulbrush

much love...