12 September 2008

Friday Fill-ins


1. I enjoy watching for the first leaves to change colours in the fall. Last week, I saw a few peeking out from behind a fence. Joy!

2. Balance is something I wonder about often lately. I am trying to cope with several balance issues right now - physical balance (health issues), emotional balance (family issues), and balance between hope and fear in a political atmosphere that favors the latter.

3. In your heart, you knew I would find a soul-mate, and I did.

4. Take an autumn afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, add a little time to walk down Fifth Avenue, and you end up with a happy sense of belonging to a large and beautiful world.

5. Life has gifted me with intellect, which can be a questionable gift. Some fear and shun you because of it, and others taunt you when you make an error. Truly, it is another balance issue, because you have to learn to put intellect aside when compassion or something ineffable are more important than facts.

6. An afternoon nap, falling asleep to the music of Anonymous 4 or Debussy is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to Bill Maher on HBO, tomorrow my plans include a trip to the bagel store and one fresh, warm sesame bagel, and Sunday, I want to dive into Vanity Fair!

12 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

The other day I was driving home from water therapy and I noticed the trees and bushes on the side of the highway, only the tops of the trees could be seen and it appeared someone sprayed them with bright orange paint. Not all of them just the leaves close to the highway guard rails then I realized it was the leaves changing colors. I wish I had my camera it was spectacular

KnitNana said...

Anonymous 4, huh? I'll have to pull out the one CD I have by them...
:)
Happy Weekend!
(((hugs)))

jlshall said...

Your answer to #4 makes me want to hop on the train to NYC. What a great way to spend the afternoon!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Oooh! #1! Thanks for reminding me to keep my eyes open. :) Happy Friday!

JO said...

hope you find the balance in your life that you are looking for. Enjoy your weekend!

Here's mine -- http://www.joarduo.com/2008/09/friday-fill-ins-1.html

Thanks!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Yes, balance can be so tricky when everything around us conspires to throw us out of whack. Knitting helps!

alisonwonderland said...

balance is something i've been thinking about lately too, trying to figure out what it really means.

have a good weekend!

my fill-ins are here.

Sheeshintx said...

Great fillins. Balance, I think we all need to look at more balance in our lives. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

cmw said...

#4 sounds like a perfect afternoon.

Stacy said...

I agree with #5. Your answer to #1 makes me miss Michigan. There aren't really any leaves to change colors here in Phoenix.

Carrie K said...

Stupid gmail. I sign in and it clears my comment.

Thank you for alerting me to Anonymous 4, they're my current fave group to knit to.

Janet said...

#4 sounds fantastic! Thanks for playing :-)