Monday, December 21, 2009

blessed


(i hope that is the number of angels standing behind me)

You must take living so seriously that even at seventy, for example, you'll plant olive trees -- and not for your children, either, but because although you fear death you don't believe it, because living, I mean, weighs heavier.

~ Nazim Hikmet ~
Turkish poet, persecuted during the Cold War for his communist views
(1901-1963)



Ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine. I got a picture of 100,000, too, but somehow 99,999 seemed more significant in light of my love of repeating numbers.

Now, if my car will just make it another 100,000 miles with no major issues, I will be very happy. (My body, too, for that matter.)

Happy Solstice! I am so looking forward to the days getting longer. I looked at the Farmer's Almanac for sunrise/sunset information. We get 9 hours of daylight right now. Welcome back, Light.

4 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Happy winter solstice!

Kathryn Grace said...

Merry Solstice, Wanda! I think cars are built to get 200,000 miles now, aren't they? Hope yours is blessed by the mechanic angels for smooth running as long as you need it.

Joan said...

Your car will make it another 100,000. Mine has almost 240,000! And I love the repeating numbers too. Made a phone call today to a special person at 11:11. Looked at the phone after the call and it showed the length of the call as 3:33. I KNOW there is a special significance in these numbers!

SE'LAH... said...

Love the farmers almanac. That is a staple in Caribbean households...planting season and all ;)