The Island of Little Library

I’m trying to keep my brain healthy (don’t start) by taking different routes when I’m going places–driving or walking.  (I’m not sure if it really helps or not, but it’s fun seeing new sites and recovering from getting lost.)

This morning, I thought I was driving back home (to historic district Savannah) from daughter Amy’s house (on nearby Skidaway Island) by taking a left when I usually take a right.  (Is that a good idea?)  “I think this will probably lead to Isle of Hope and then though Sandfly back downtown.”

It didn’t.

But it took me to a small island I had not discovered before: Burnside Island …

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… and a little surprise.

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A tiny library!  Miss Coni’s!  Right there in a shady, wooded spot on the side of the road.

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I was mesmerized so of course had to visit a bit.

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I chose an age- (and brain-) appropriate book …

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… and sat down to read.

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Such a fun (and intellectual) way to spend a few lost moments.

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Either/Or vs Both/And Thinking?

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I am coming to love and appreciate the teachings of Franciscan Richard Rohr.  I am learning so much about the danger of Either/Or thinking.  And the liberating joy of Both/And thinking.

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Consider today’s short meditation:

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Saturday Evening Post: Lowering and Raising

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It’s time for some flags to be LOWERED–and some flags to be RAISED.

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Yesterday afternoon, after the Supreme Court announcement, in an impromptu celebration in Johnson Square here in Savannah:

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First couple who married in Chatham County (Savannah):

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Of course, we do not all agree, but hopefully we can all respect.

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May Love and Joy be your Portion this night …

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… because really, it’s all about Love.

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Simply Love.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 6/26/15

What a Joyful June Week!  I hope yours has been too.

1.  Lucking onto the COOLEST tour of Piedmont Park (in Atlanta) the other day.

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Here’s wonderful guide Lauren of the Piedmont Park Conservancy:

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I learned all about The Cotton States Exhibition which was held there in the late 1880’s and Booker T. Washington’s famous Separate but Equal speech delivered in the park.

2.  Cooling Rain outside my study window yesterday afternoon.

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3.  The Supreme Court Decision a little while ago:

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4.  Appreciating this s0-true affirmation by Bernard Jordan from his book, The Laws of Thinking.

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Yes, we live at the address of our thoughts!

5.  Our beautiful sky.

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May you experience a supremely beautiful weekend ahead!