Daily Reflections From My Window

January 6, 2021 Wednesday, Epiphany


“Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”

Henry David Thoreau.

Epiphany. The day the three Kings reached Jesus and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. I never really understood the meaning of each until I became an Episcopalian. As a Catholic, the meaning was top secret and I must have missed it. Now that I use essential oils, it’s amazing how wonderful frankincense is. I use it for everything. Myrrh is in one of the ointments I apply to the alpacas.

And gold used to be the standard of our currency. Now, is it bitcoin selling for $32,000 a share? That would make a great meme. Mary and Joseph accepting bitcoins. I don’t even understand it. It’s nothing. But gold? It has weight and is an actual object. Again, I don’t understand Bitcoin.

I also don’t know what to think. The world, as one of my very smart friend says, is going sideways. What is happening to our country. Free stuff. That’s what. What just happened in Georgia? Now you can “identify” as a resident of Georgia without proof of living there and vote. It’s too dangerous for your health to go to polling locations to cast an in person vote but routine shopping trips are a given. People should have to vote in person. How did we get here? Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves. And Pa? We totally messed up here. More votes counted than actual registered voters? The state legislature dropping the ball. Yup.

I didn’t post yesterday because I had other things to tend to early on and the day got away from me.

We got more wintry mix here in the mountains and I have to say that the air feels good and it covers the mud. Refreshing and crisp, if a little damp. Must be good for the skin.

An amazing thing has happened here. I have little to no desire for sweets or snacks. I don’t know how that happened. Jay will get a hankering for something sweet, offer to share it with me and is surprised when I decline. But last night he got out the ice cream and I ate some. It was ok. Nothing tastes quite the same anymore so it was just OK. What causes that? Surely one of these crazy supplements must address or cause this. I have a dr. Appt. today and I will ask.

Not much was accomplished yesterday. I walked a bit and it was beautiful. Barn chores were pleasant, though very muddy. I thought I took some pictures of the alpacas, but guess I didn’t. This picture was it from my walk.

I didn’t take any other pictures. Not one.

Let’s seize the day today!

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!