Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. ― Osho Available - HERE
“I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep.... Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long....
The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power.
Autumn is the eternal corrective.
It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity;
but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.
What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon.
The New River Bridge at Pembroke is unusual in its combination of various truss types and engineering details, many of which are unique in the area and survive only rarely statewide. Built in 1915-1916 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, Virginia, it combines seven spans, six of which are carried by metal trusses of four different varieties. The bridge demonstrates the persistence of at least three early technological solutions generally abandoned by the turn of the century: nonriveted field constructions, the use of all pin connections (on the three main spans), and the incorporation of hand-forged welds and wrought iron for various structural members. Within the state, it contains the greatest number and variety of truss types for a given automotive crossing. Additionally, Virginia's longest Pennsylvania Petit through truss is found here, being the last of three bridges of this type to survive. Two other rare statewide features are metal column piers and a Pratt deck truss, the last of two to survive. The New River Bridge is nestled against Castle Rock, one of the most scenic natural formations in the region. The juxtaposition of technological and natural landmarks makes for a unique site.
"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread
Male Northern Cardinal in my front yard You cannot give anything more important than the Love reflected in your own life. That is the one true universal language, which allows us to speak Chinese or the dialects of India. For if, one day, you go to those places, the silent eloquence of Love will mean that you will be understood by everyone.
— Henry Drummond I found this quote by Henry Drummond this morning. If you haven't read his work, it is pretty amazing!
"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature."
Last summer I was able to explore the lovely town of Lewisburg, West Virginia.
It is a town full of history.
This is The Old Stone Church
Wikipedia tells me:
The Old Stone Church was built in 1796, and is a two story, rectangular limestone building. An addition was built in 1830, making the building 75 feet by 44 feet in size. It features an open cupola belfry. During the American Civil War it served as a hospital for both Union and Confederate forces.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The related Stone Manse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004