Here’s this week’s quote:
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Starting out the week, one foot in front of the other. As I write this we are coasting in for a quiet Sunday night. We squeezed what we could out of the weekend: Another night of jazz on Friday (discovered the outdoor patio of the Highlands Golf Center in Forest Park - never knew it was there!), sipped and dined our way through a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, then grabbed golf course time Sunday afternoon. Our trees are covered now in bright green baby leaves of spring; the air is fresh and warm. Rebirth, a fresh start, spring is sprung — love being outside.
Not sure where the blog will end up yet. I have been teetering between two topics. Here’s a potential snippet:
Lately I have been walking down nostalgia lane with music. “Beautiful,” the musical about Carole King, seen a few weeks ago, took me back to my teenage years of listening and singing her lyrics: “My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue/ An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view/ A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold/ A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.”
I remember memorizing the lyrics to Carole King’s record Tapestry. I wanted this life too -- rich and colorful and magical. As a later baby boomer I looked out toward the hippie older brothers and sisters of my generation and was fascinated. Who wouldn’t want to believe in love and peace and changing the world? I tried to emulate being at least a little like them -- long straight blonde hair, hip-hugger jeans -- maybe my turn would come.
Time for me to keep writing. Time for you to take that step!