Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Ramble

Top 'o the mornin' to you.  It's a wonderful day indeed.  It's the Friday of a long weekend, and, (sigh), I really need it this week.  Tomorrow will be a food shopping and cooking day, but after that, it's a time for rest and relaxation.  I've no plans for the holiday, but I'm thinking of heading out to Coney Island on Sunday...before the grand opening on Monday.  I go there to commune with our great Mother Ocean, not to be lost in a crowd of millions...Well, maybe not millions, but a crowd nonetheless. 

You know, this has been such a strange spring. I know temperature wise, it's been a rather strange spring in many parts of the world. Like here, on Wednesday we were close to 100; the sun was beating down and the humidity was sky high.  It was almost hard to breathe.  And then, on Wednesday, I step outside to go to work and it was downright cool; the temperature had dropped about 40 degrees, and the skies were gray.  It was like that most of the day, and then, when it was time to go home, the skies opened up and the rains came down.  I love the rain, but last night I really did want to spend some time with the moon.   Hope the rest of you were able to enjoy it.

This crazy weather makes me wonder if the Earth is not trying to tell us something, to warn us before it is too late.  What's sad to me is that us so-called 'little' people who care pretty much have our hands tied by government and big business.  We may be able to control our recyclables, but we can't control the big oil companies and their oil spills.  I was reading the other day in a book on following the ancient path how many feel that learning how to farm was the original 'fall from Eden' and in the story of Cain and Abel, the farmer (Cain) murders his brother (nature) for once man learned how to tame and domesticate the plants and animals, people also sought out to tame and domesticate the landscape according to their demands.  Interesting concept to think about, and now, I leave you with these words from Albert Einstein:

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
         --Albert Einstein, 1950--

May you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.


  1. Have a great long weekend and enjoy Coney Island in particular!

  2. Yes, I do believe Mother Earth is trying to tell us something, the trouble is, those who should listen don't! Anyway, I've left something for you at my Blog. Please don't feel obligated to accept it :0) Have a great weekend. I'm on my way to the garden center! XX

  3. ~coney island sounds like much fun...i do hope you make it there to be...

    "This crazy weather makes me wonder if the Earth is not trying to tell us something, to warn us"

    my thoughts are with you...we have all been talking about the same...we are sharing such madness our is just filled with rain rain rain...

    i do hope mr. sun shines bright for you to soak of all her beauty...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  4. I agree with you about the Earth trying to tell us something. What we often forget is the fact that no matter what, the Earth will survive because it can heal itself, but the humans won't necessarily be able to survive the process.
    Have a happy week end, Mary, and enjoy Coney Island! :)

  5. Hope your weekend is filled with fun, this crazy weather continues out west as well. We are in the desert almost into June and it is cool and windy!!
    NOAA has released it's predictions for this year's hurricane season to be a particularly severe one; the USGS has already stated that this year has been the worst so far in many years for notable earthquakes; and then there is the oil spill...
    Buckle your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy summer.

  6. Enjoy your weekend, Mary. X.

  7. I just wonder how loud Mother Earth is going to have to yell before she is heard by those who are deaf to her cries . . . Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Hi Mary - hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    I have been away for a week.. slowly catching up.
    the weather is odd here too.. Winter next week and we are still having hot days.. I think all we can do is take each day as it comes and not pack away our winter woolies or our swimming costumes !!
    enjoy communing with the Ocean - breathe it in and let it infuse your whole being xoxo