Light in the Birch
I walked to the Craigellachie lochan arriving just before sunset – the sun sets sharply behind the steep crags which circle the loch. The birch are about to come into leaf (very early this season after the warmer winter) and have a beautiful purple colour. I’m amazed at the effect of the light coming down through the tree creating a halo of light through the branches – it almost looks underwater!
This week – every day is a good day…
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations