Sep 11, 2009

Comforting and familiar.

OH look at them...
You wouldn't think that usually there is this constant battle for supremacy going on. Fox the big red will chase fat De-ja-vous , when the black boy gets too uppity. De-ja-vous will take it out on little grey Dana , Fox's sister cat. And Fox will also box her around the ears , although usually he tolerates her. But , when the fire is roaring , and tummies are full , all those rules of war are forgotten , and much snoring is achieved.
A gorgeous sunset above our street , rather spectacular ! Little bonuses like this in your day make me feel very grateful to be alive. We do have an amazing amount of sky above us , and sometimes we look down too much and just don't notice the ordinary.
A few weeks ago at school where I work as a teacher-aide , we were talking about our earth in relation to the sun and how seasons come about. The children were very excited about the fact that we are , right now, traveling at astounding speed through space. Positively zooming!!
Right now....!
I think a lot of people forget , including me , that we are traveling through this vast universe , with countless other stars and planets , and countless other galaxies.
But we look down too much in our own little individual worlds and lives . And forget to see the big picture. Probably because we can't actually see it all the time , and because it does make us, as earth dwellers , feel rather tiny and insignificant....
And that can be a very overwhelming and uncomfortable thought.
I guess I have been very impressed with the latest hubble-telescope pictures in the news the last few days.
Yes , my first link!!! Click on the coloured word and you will go to the hubble news site.
I feel so techno-savvy right now.......

Something comfortable now. It is Spring here. My Father's lovely wife picked some flowers for me from Mum's garden , gorgeously scented freesias. She then gave me this vase from the cupboard to take them home in. This vase has Mum written all over it , for me. She used it a great deal , during my child hood . It's very 70's , and has Gouda printed on the bottom.
I thanked her very much for the vase , because it actually means a lot to me.

1 comment:

Little Miss Flossy said...

We had a beautiful sunset here yesterday too. The Simplicity 4220 pattern isn't very old, I'm sure I only bought it two summers ago so you should still be able to buy it. The dress I made used 2.5m of 90cm wide fabric with just enough left over for a headband! And no zip - magic :-)