Monday, December 17, 2007

Last Post for Today!

I've been making a few gift bags a la' Lazy Gal Tonya, but have only managed (in the general excitement related to the new grandbaby) to finish one so far. Of course, I still have several other projects in the works as well --that may or may not be finished in the near future. Such is life!

Here is the one I made for Day 16; it holds an initial decoration and a little lavender sachet I made for peaceful dreams. The bag itself has become a sachet and smells of lovely lavender. Somehow, things got ahead of me, and I failed to attach a quote to this one so "dream" was the only text to accompany this gift.



I'm going to get ahead on this one. Day 17, is potpourri poured into one of a set of nesting boxes I bought several years ago. The lovely seeds in the potpourri intrigue me almost as much as the smell. It is already set out for Fee when he comes home this evening. He knows where to look and makes a beeline to the top of the bookcase to see his latest surprise.

When I am liberated by silence, when I am no longer involved in the measurement of life, but in the living of it, I can discover a form of prayer in which there is effectively no distraction. My whole life becomes a prayer. My whole silence is full of prayer. The world of silence in which I am immersed contributes to my prayer.

thomas merton


Here are some wonderful gift tags -- funny and so true.

4 comments:

  1. Hey,

    I just put up a series of posts about Thomas Merton that I think you’d enjoy at:

    http://michaelkrahn.com/blog/thomas-merton/

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  2. Oh that is a favorite Merton quote of mine that I have considered working in cross-stitch. That potpourri is exceptional! Thanks so much for sharing some of the details with us.

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  3. just caught up after being away from the bayou for a few days....extraordinary group of gifts for fair fee.

    thanks for the merton quote. coincidentally posted the merton prayer sunday & mk must have a bell that tolls as I had the same comment!! too funny.

    anyway thanks for that quote, beautiful.

    happy birthday fee! and sweetness and light to you and yours jenclair. love moi

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  4. Michael - Thanks for the link!

    Acey -- You might check out Michael's link, too, since you are a fan of Merton's writings. I do love that quote.

    kimy -- Jeez! I'm catching up again after another absence, too. What a difference a day (or two) makes on a blog! I'm wishing you sweetness and light in return, Kim!

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Good to hear from you!