Shortly before dawn this morning, I ventured out onto the front porch. The planets were in alignment. Mercury was too low in the sky…behind the trees…for me to see. But, plainly visible were Venus…Saturn…Mars, visibly tinged red…and finally, brilliant Jupiter. I heard something scurry through the frost-covered shrubs…and then saw it stop in the open. A rabbit…casting a moonshadow.
If you always do
what you’ve always done,
you’ll always get
what you’ve always gotten.
~ Henry Ford (among others)
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
After a recent holiday visit, walking through the strange and wonderful land that is the city of New Orleans, where life and death seem daily to coexist together in close proximity, and where one never knows when an ill wind might blow in from the Gulf…I have one intention for the coming year…to live more deliberately…and with an increased measure of passion.
Happy New Year from the Carolinas!
Audubon Park, New Orleans
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at Loyola University