Saturday, July 16, 2005


OLD BARN in Outlet, Ontario, by Mary Stebbins Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Old barns make me think of Scott for some reason--I guess because he loves farms and farming.

peacorpus said...

Yes, he does, doesn't he? He told me it took him five years to finish up the barn floor. Such dedication! And thoroughness for details! ;-) (just kidding Scott).
But he really loves farms. But does he love farming? I think i'll ask him that. It's good to have you back, Mary. I was missing you already. :-*

Mary said...

Hi Pea! (And hi Scott!) and hi to anyone else reading this!!!

I am back from camping at Charleston Lake and I recommend it to anyone who likes camping a nature, only maybe not in July. It is good, in a way, to be back. The bugs were wretched and annoying.

Scott doesn't do any actual farming. I wonder if he could have a small truck farm on his land. Hmm.

I wish Scott a carreer he could love. And GOOD HEALTH! and love.

Mary

peacorpus said...

Hi Mary. Yes, I wish the same things for him as well. Well, maybe a farm is something he can ponder on having. And do the farming himself. Let's talk him into it :-).

It's real good to have you back. Hi to Keith.

Mary said...

I only want to talk him into it if he likes the idea and would enjoy it--farming is hard work and dangerous. It requires lots of time and dedication. But you have the reward of being your own boss. Of feeding other people, too.

peacorpus said...

Yes, I know. I told him about it, but no replies. I guess not a good idea.

Mary said...

Well, only Scott can make make choices for Scott. Each of us can only make choices for ourselves (and our minor children). Like I just told Graham he should have a glass of milk before he has some soda. Small choices, but important ones over a lifetime of making them.

I hope whatever you do today brings your satisfaction and pleasure.

peacorpus said...

Yes, I suppose decisions are to be made, even how hard and hurtful they may be. Sorry, that has nothing to do with barns and farms. I don't know for how long I will hurt or if I ever will recover. Oh, I'm sure I can, I will. :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sometimes, when we hurt, it feels as if we have always hurt and will never be better. I have felt this way on a number of occasions. SOmetimes, in this state, people may even commit suicide because they think nothing will ever improve. But things almost always imporve. They certainly always have for me so far, and for other people I have observed. I expect, hope and pray they will for you as well.

Perhaps you could write or paint your pain?

peacorpus said...

I will try, I promise. It is just things are so alternately hurtful and amusing, heartwarming and sorrowful. All makes me cry though. I really am a cry baby. But then, it is only my son who bothers to ask me why I do.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Not to sound mean or uncaring, but that is life. That's what life is often like. You know you're alive when you experience things deeply.

I'm a "crybaby" too. Lots of things make me cry, not only things in my life, but books and movies and things I hear on the radio.

Don't run from it--embrace it. Write about it--and keep trying.

Some people say that when you are a "whole person," when you feel comfortable living alone, then you will find a love. DO you pray about it? Leave offerings? Do magic?

How old is your son? DO you thank him for being so sensitive and kind?

peacorpus said...

Oh yes, a lot of other things make me cry too. Weddings, movies, books, songs, onions too. :-)And yes, I pray about it. That is all I do now but I remember doing some kind of "magic" before when I was so crazily infatuated with someone from college. And yes, I thank my son. He is soon to be 12 (on September 29, which is St.Michael the Archangel's day. I suppose he is my guardian angel). He always hold my hand, although doesn't like to be kissed a lot these days, but I still do it anyway.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

My son is 11 and will be 12 in March so they are close in age. They would probably play nicely together.

You can do "Christian magic" to open a deep place in your soul for partnership, but it is wrong, I think, to do love spells on a certain individual, because of the chance you might compromise their freedom. Instead, a magnet spell to draw a mutual love.

Crying and laughing are signs of deep feeling and show that you are living fully. I hope you laugh freely too!

patricia said...

This picture of an old barn reminds me of " Little House on the Prairie" and the Ingalls family.
Sometimes, i wish i had lived during those times when life seems uncomplicated, people were nice, kind and warm, unlike today that people doesn't seem to care at all.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's hard to know how people were in another time--in some ways, things may have been better. My guess is that people are (and were) people, loving, kind, angry, hateful, full of joys and pains, beautiful and flawed.

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