Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sunday Morning Reflections


I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.

~Henry David Thoreau

I have mostly stayed here in my house since March and Thoreau's words helped me remember that in addition to the dogs, there's a whole world right outside my front door: Ants, mice, ground squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes, ravens and hundreds of other birds and critters.

And the sun and moon and stars have been my companions here all these long months. 

So I am not alone, I am a small part of something: The sun and the moon and the stars. In my little world all to myself.



  1. So true Inger ... we can get through - living, watching and marvelling at life around us. All the best - love the views of your canyon ... Hilary

  2. ן'm used to say that there's a spark of God in everyone. So, I'm never alone; God is my companion, in Him I trust.

  3. Love the quote! And what you say here is so absolutely true. I sit here like a fat slug and I could get in the car and go somewhere and walk outside where there are no people and be perfectly safe but I don't do it because I am happy in my own little world and too lazy to go

  4. I love that quote too. I don't get out there and mix and mingle much so it has not been a huge change to be at home more. Of course my hikes have helped me stay sane, just like your precious pets have helped you. Take care!

  5. What a great way to look at today's restrictions. Guess we really have no complaints.

  6. Such a lovely thought: So I am not alone, I am a small part of something.

  7. God has created a beautiful world for us to enjoy and he with us always. :)

  8. I love that quote by HDT. I often think of my small farm space, at the end of a small country road, as my own world.

  9. I emailed you, Inger! Please let me know if you got it! Hugs!

  10. My comment disappeared so I'll try again.
    Such beautiful writing, Inger.


  11. Thoreau's words and philosophy have brought me comfort since I discovered him at 16 years old. joy in nature and simply living itself. thank you for reminding us all that it is possible to love life fully without all the 'necessaries' we only think are more important!
    bless you Inger! XO

  12. I love what you wrote -'s so true - everything we look upon that we find beautiful - is an aspect of our consciousness -..ourselves. That is what is true in this world. All the other stuff that irritates or causes fear - choose peace and it disappears out of our mind - maybe not out of this world...but out of our mind. Fear and Love can't share the same space. I love this post.

  13. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    My HS English class required the we read Walden. It was very powerful! You get to live your own Walden!

    1. I have always loved his wish of wanting to live deliberately.

      And a pond would be so lovely in try landscape.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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