Monday, April 20

It Matters...

 
 

You can tell a child a thousand times to go make the world beautiful, but I don’t know how he is to believe you without watching it done. Whether your art takes a traditional form like music or painting, or whether you are an artist in chemistry, cooking, gardening, politics, or befriending the lonely, that part of you still matters. It matters for your children to see that it matters, too."

Rebecca Reynolds 

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We planted daffodils this past autumn and are really enjoying their slow emergence this month.  I picked a few stems for my bedside table this evening and love how very fragrant they are.  I see a lot of older farmhouses in our area with banks of daffodils in their front yard and in their fields and love to imagine generations of  mothers and children tucking dry bulbs in the earth for years and years of families to enjoy.  

Sunday, April 19

Sunday...

 
 
 
 

Bright Week is over.  Our daughter commented this morning that she wished that she had a time machine so that she could go back to Holy Saturday and enjoy Pascha and Bright Week all over again.  I feel the same way!  Do you?  It was such a great week!
         

Saturday, April 18

Bright Saturday...

 
 

Rejoice, O holy and divine abode of the most high!  For through you, O Theotokos, joy is given to those who cry:  Blessed are you among women, O all-undefiled Lady! 

Friday, April 17

Bright Friday...

 
 
 
 
 

Bearing Life and more fruitful than paradise, brighter than any royal chamber:  Thy tomb, O Christ, is the fountain of our Resurrection. 

Thursday, April 16

Bright Thursday...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the tomb with the body and in hell with the soul, in paradise with the thief and on the throne with the Father and the Spirit, wast Thou, O boundless Christ, filling all things. 

Wednesday, April 15

Bright Wednesday...




Thou didst descend into the tomb, O Immortal, Thou didst destroy the power of death!  In victory didst Thou arise, O Christ God, proclaiming "Rejoice" to the myrrh-bearing women, granting peace to Thine apostles, and bestowing resurrection on the fallen.

Yarn Along: Home...



While we were on the phone yesterday, my sister asked me about my current knitting project.  With Holy Week Services and preparations for Pascha, I hadn't knit a stitch and had no projects in mind.  I decided to cast on (160 stitches rather than 100) to a Lottie Cowl for our daughter last night, though.  I needed something to keep my hands busy and this cowl is extremely simple.  I love the texture of it and think that it was the perfect use of my last skein of Farmhouse White.  I knit it (and the Lottie Beret) for my little niece a few autumns ago and since Sugar Plum lost her Worn Denim Honey Cowl (grrrr), she's been asking for something new.  It should be done in another day or two. 

We are reading Home on repeat around here.  It is a gorgeous little picture book with very few words and the illustrations are amazing (especially the page that pictures a babushka's house).

Tuesday, April 14

Bright Tuesday...





Before the dawn, Mary and the women came and found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They heard the angelic voice: “Why do you seek among the dead as a man the One who is Everlasting Light? Behold the clothes in the grave! Go and proclaim to the world: The Lord is risen!” He has slain death, as He is the Son of God, saving the race of men.
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