Friday, September 4, 2009

What I Know for Sure


Here are some things I know for sure.

Roses aren't worth growing unless they smell like roses.

A cup of chai or caffe latté, no matter how pretty,
will always taste better if a friend's feet are
under the table.

By the time you pick up your camera, turn it on and focus,
the hummingbird is long gone from the vine maple
outside your computer room window.

Cats have an amazing capacity to make themselves comfortable,
a skill we should all emulate.

A full moon on a clear night will always be
the best show in town.

Eagles tend to hold still a little longer than hummingbirds,
particularly if you're across the pond and they don't know
you've got a camera in your hands.

Even if you're past your prime
you can still be gorgeous.

What do you know for sure today?

15 comments:

JonesMoore said...

All wonderful! We should meet! Come to my open studio on Sept. 19 & 20, during the Edmonds Art studio Tour.Keep up the wonderful work!

Delwyn said...

Hello Meri

I know for sure:

that you are a godsend
and a valuable addition to my life...


Happy days

Kamana said...

all so true! i do not care much for roses that do not smell like roses... and wilt as soon as they are cut.
i know for sure that time spent doing nothing with my loved ones is time well spent (even if you have a zillion and one things that you need to do).

Bill Stankus said...

Things for certain?
Yesterday.

Janet said...

all pearls of wisdom! i especially like the truth about the best cup of chai or latte. so true!

smith kaich jones said...

You have eagles!!! I am so smiling!!

:) Debi

deb did it said...

I know for sure, that I am loved. My son is safe and happy. and my feather pillow is always there for me every night.

Celeste Maia said...

Of the 7 things you know for sure I mostly share the full moon being the best show in town. On a night like last night and the night before, I want to be like Chinese philosophers, drunk on the moon!

Michelle said...

I too, know I am loved.

And last night's moon was fabulous over water...

~JarieLyn~ said...

Excellent. What I know for sure is that there is always a road to be traveled, and that small pleasures are really the things that make me happiest.

Have a wonderful weekend.

elk said...

each one i am saying yes to ...the images are so magical...eagles...full moon...bravo!

Michelle Johnson said...

one of my favorite posts, meri~ i love those eagles. my gosh you were lucky to capture them. that moon picture is striking. and, anytime you want a friend's feet under the table with you while drinking chai give me a call. great pictures. have a wonderful day.

liz elayne lamoreux said...

really love this.

in this moment i know for sure that forgiving one's self (even for the small things) is beautiful.

Relyn said...

I know for sure that you are one of the wisest friends in blogland. I do know that is true.

Ola said...

Hi Meri

I just came across your blog and think it's beautiful. Your post just spoke to me.

What I know for sure is that each moment will pass, so we need to soak them all in.

xxx