Dear friends, Finally writing to you with news. A slow spring meant that we still feel the chill in the air, and the longest lasting rainy April has, as they say, put a damper on things. Still, you can’t stop the turning of the earth giving us lighter, brighter days, and so much green flourishing around us — growing as it will, without paying any attention to the weather, only to the light.
I loved you saying that the green flourishes around us- growing as it will. without paying attention to the weather, only to the light. Delightful, as are many other part of the newsletter. Thanks for sharing.
That Bud and the Bull film is the best thing you've offered.
Carol — Enjoyed learning more about your e-bike. And found your mother connection thoughts really meaningful.
Yes..have a trek e-bike for 2 yrs. now. Absolutely love it. No throttle on these. Just as well, still get lots of excercise. Durango is quite hilly for 70 yr olds.
As always, that upliftment to a more remote and yet fully earth-engaged place…
Love the mom-carrying and carrying mom--yes! Thank you!
I especially loved the “mother” perspective. Thankyou for articulating what rumbles just beneath the surface of many of us. Loved seeing Georgie again. Remembering fondly afternoon tea here with her.
I'm with you in the slow....Its taken me 3 weeks to get out my weekly newsletter :)
Margaret Day sent over this comment by email:
Carol...just to say I really enjoyed all your piece this morning. The short doc about the man and his highland friend is a gem. Re: the house training my mother did that with an orphan piglet when we were children. He lived in the house until he got so big he started to knock us over. Then he had a special run in the garden. I’m afraid he didn’t last as long, he was trotted off to market. My mother had taken the runt in when it was rejected by its mother and my farmer grandfather bet her she couldn’t raise it. It went to market with his pigs from the same litter, and raised on whatever we were having for dinner made a better bid than all its siblings. We were all heart broken! My mother was jubilant!
Finally had a chance to read May 11 edition. I'm still finding my way back to me. Thank you.
I don't have an electric bike but I am pretty sure that we will be getting e-bikes at some point. At the moment we're enjoying the manual version!