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......

3 comments:

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:)