Autumn’s reflection

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.

Ernest Hemingway

The Mount

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home. In the Berkshires, New England, MA.

“Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider’s knowledge of the upper class New York “aristocracy” to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, for her novel The Age of Innocence.”

Admiration

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”. – Zen Shin.

“Every flower must grow through dirt.”– Laurie Jean Sennott

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”. – Audrey Hepburn.

“Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.”– Bryant McGill