Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Don't Wait

Hello friends,

Well, death has come knocking again. This time it hits a little closer to home. David's uncle Hank passed away after having fallen while trimming trees. He was unable to be revived. Hubby is taking it very hard; Hank was one of his favorite uncles.

Hank was David's father's brother, a bear of a man with a love for the outdoors that translated in a career at the Forestry Service. He could talk about trees for hours. He will certainly be missed. Another love of his was photography; the photos above were taken by him.

In light of this unanticipated trip to Seattle in a couple of weeks for the memorial service, we will be staying close to home this weekend and not going to the Iowa City Jazz Festival. We need to keep $$$ in the budget right now. We'll find something to do locally.

I'm saddened that the last time we saw Hank was at our wedding. We wrote and called, but it's not the same. Personal connection in this impersonal world is so important. Please remember to take the time to do it.


  1. So true. Tell your husband I'm sorry for his Uncle's passing.

  2. Thanks Cindy,

    He's taking it very hard.

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  4. I am sorry Paulissa, Please express my sympathy to your husband for me.
    Have a safe trip to Seattle.


  5. Thank you everyone for your kind words. It has been quite a shock.