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Well, we made it to March! Spring will begin very soon. I noticed daylight lingers, even though it will be another month before we gain another hour on the official clock. Winter is starting to lose its grip on us. Spring knows its time is near. The Pelicans will soon be here, passing through on their way to Summer. I could swear I heard a lone Sandhill Crane this week. I saw a baby skunk, too. Nature is waking up, slowly but surely.
Lent is coming along, too. I am a work in progress, as we all are. Lent always gives me pause to reflect on the work I need to do within my spirit. Sometimes, people present a situation that gives us the chance to actually do that work. This was one of those weeks. Okay, God, I’m listening.
I would like to take a moment to celebrate the wonderful Dr. Seuss! He will forever be a measure of imagination and a conductor of creativity. I am thankful.
Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, warm, and healthy. I will see you soon!
1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Lorax. Without question, this is my very favourite. The plight of the environment and all who rely upon it is real. Dr. Seuss brought that message to all ages in a simple, heartfelt story. Though essentially timeless, this book is even more important today than when it was written in 1972. The original animated TV-movie from 1972 was more authentic to the book than the 2012 movie, I believe.
2. The most interesting person I have ever met is Sister Mary Juliana. She was a nun at the Catholic retirement home where I worked when I was a teen. She was instrumental in my conversion to Catholicism but passed before I finished my Catechism. A beautiful soul, Sister Juliana was a rare human being. She had spent over sixty years in the convent. Before that, she worked to pay for her brother’s education for the priesthood. In all of her time on earth, according to all who knew her for all of those years, no one ever said a bad word about her. Not one bad word. Yes, there are others who are cut from the same cloth as Mother Teresa. I was blessed to be close to Sister Juliana, even for a short time.
St. Juliana Falconieri, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was A Child’s Garden of Verse, by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was blue, hardcover, and very worn and tattered, even then. I carried it with me everywhere and even slept with that book. I memorized parts of it, and I loved all of it. I later passed it along to someone, and have always regretted that. I wish I still had that old book.
4. Lately, I have been working on my writing. I am seriously sorting, editing, and reworking pieces into other pieces. I have been heartily encouraged by some of you. I cannot thank you enough for your support and friendship. You know who you are. HUGS.
In honour of The Great Dr. Seuss and his wise Lorax, I give you this…
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