“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
—One of my greatest joys this summer has been putting on my Bose headset and listening to books like: Wild, Eat Pray Love, Sharp Objects, The Story Teller, Lolita, The End of Your Life Book-Club, Life after Life, Sisters, The Rosie Project, The Bell Jar, & Girl on a Train while I take my morning walk.
Quite honesty, it’s a beautiful thing. Prayerful. Mindful. Peaceful. It clears my mind of insanity & madness. In fact, I can’t live without it now.
And being a girl of habit and familiarity, I walk the same route, wear the same walking shorts with numerous pockets for batteries, tissues, sunscreen, and the little black camera my boys bought me for my birthday.
I’ve been clicking photos all summer. I’ve been allowing words to overflow inside my ears and mind like sweet maple syrup seeping.
—“I loved you. I was a pentapod monster, but I loved you. I was despicable and brutal, and turpid, and everything, mais je t’aimais, je t’aimais! And there were times when I knew how you felt, and it was hell to know it, my little one. Lolita girl, brave Dolly Schiller.” Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Are you swept away by Nabokov’s words like I am?
The last photo was shot by Mandy From South Africa!. This is what she sees on her walks. Breathtaking. Majestic. Spectacular. (That is, if you appreciate the most beautiful animal in the freaking universe!)
—-Darling, Readers, What are some of your simple Joys? In which ways do you see GOD’S presence on earth? xxx
~~~~~ I just signed a Care2 petition demanding justice for Cecil, the African Cat. Will you sign too? Here’s a link to the SIGN HERE.