Saturday, May 17, 2008

Simple beauty

The busy-ness of May always leaves me feeling a little weathered. The end of the school year, the rehearsals, recitals, ball practices and games, graduations, and parties make it difficult to live our regularly scheduled chaos!! I find myself longing for a completely different life....with the same people...just different daily life.

On a recent vacation we made a stop at Cove Fort. As we learned about the pioneers that had settled, and lived there, I was struck by their resourcefulness. Our guide told Showed us the ticking on the mattresses, and told us that when it was no longer useful as a mattress cover the Women would make it into clothing. When the clothing was getting to worn out the scraps were used to make quilts, and rag rugs.

I was in awe of the beauty of the things that they surrounded themselves with.... the simple beauty.

In the center of May's turbulence,
I long for the calm of simple beauty.
I long for the days of grass between the babies toes, kids on bikes yelling "Mom, watch!".
Painting rocks, pulling weeds, reading books, eating garden tomatoes......


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I've always wondered how Cove Fort would be to go to. Its off the beaten path enough but I would like to go there.

Cocoa said...

We love Cove Fort! Our little guy (Ira Hinckley) is named for his great-great-great grandfather Ira Nathaniel Hinckley builder of Cove Fort. :D

Hey It's Di said...

Bring on Summer! I'm ready for a little R & R. . whatever that means:)