Day 85 and the rhubarb is tapping its feet. But it's never too late to improve our "discriminating appreciation." What are you Keeping?
"We are acquainted with too few of the odours which the spring-time offers." Charlotte Mason
New research shows we humans can detect up to one trillion scents. How about a 100 Days of new scents next year?
"The Seasons should be followed.––But it is hard to keep pace with the wonders that unfold themselves in the 'bountiful season bland.'" - Charlotte Mason
It's time to expect our friends the hummingbirds.
Whom or what are you expecting because of your keeping?
"'Clouds and rain, snow and hail, winds and vapours, fulfilling His Word'––are all everyday mysteries that the mother will be called upon to explain faithfully, however simply."
Is your Keeping bumping up against "everyday mysteries?"
"Why do you look for the living among the dead?"
Day Fifty.... Half way!
I have been thinking about what keeps us keeping.
What do you think?
What's pushing through? Are you pushing through? In Holy Week things sometimes seem "all sixes and sevens." Shall we purpose to take a few minutes with a pencil and think about what our keeping is revealing? In this week especially, we are reminded that, "always, we begin again."
The muscle is getting stronger, we're entering the region of habit. Are you settling into a regular keeping time and place? It's not too late to start...any glance towards keeping is still doing the work.
"Thus, I propose that the middle of February remind CM admirers