Sunday, August 3, 2008

Simple Pleasures in the Summer Heat

While in line at Aldi Market today, shopping for tortilla's, I was talking to several customers. One woman commented on how the world is changing so much and it will never be the same.

This phrase stuck with me,"never the same." Wouldn't it be boring to have everything the same every single day. It would be like the movie, "Ground Hog Day." In the film the main character, Bill Murray, relives the same day over and over again. Sure it's scary dealing with change in life. Change is good (so are dollar bills). Change keeps our minds stimulated and who knows, maybe it even prevents diseases.

I wouldn't want to create the same jewelry all the time. I am constantly looking for new ways to put beads together, using found materials and reuse treasures.

And yet, there are constants in our lives; the heat of the summer sun, thunderous storms, noises of the crickets in the evening, kids running through sprinklers, the smell as you approach a stretch of sandy beach - clean and crisp.

My flowers are also a reminder of the simple pleasures. Not extravagant and always a delight to the senses.

Enjoy the day and be ready for tomorrow's adventure.

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