Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin
What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and think. Don’t judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation. Malcolm Gladwell
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty. Tacitus
The rumor is that brewed coffee tastes better than instant. Since I am not fond of coffee, I go by what I’m told. I do know that oatmeal cooked is better than instant. I still like popcorn popped on the stove than in the microwave. I, at 62, remember a time when we had to wait for the neighbor to get off the phone to use the 5- party line, so thankful when our parents, grandparents finally went to a 2 party line. Still we waited for Ms. Bertha to get off her line, while our Granny sat listening to every word Ms Bertha said! Since I learned to read palms, the tarot back as a child, things were slower as well. Anxiously the women came, hands twisting with nervousness, but respect in their eyes. Gingerly we laid the cards, the tea leaves, the stones out, while she waited with baited breath. Every bit of her fiber knew her answers lie in these tools. Then as finally the answers, the outcome came, the petitioner gave a sigh of relief. Maybe not always what she wanted to hear, she knew the outcome. Time didn’t matter, we were used to waiting for good things. And yet, knowing what would come gave the healing comfort. Time changes all life. Change comes to all, giving us the ability to be comforted in knowing that nothing stays the same. Dreams are given by spirit, dreams will come.
Animal totems: Chipmunk: Alvin and the chipmunks are well known at Christmas time. This totem doesn’t hibernate all winter, but burrow deep down, sleep 3-4 days then scurries out to get food, tucking into cheek much like squirrel, then back down underground for his nice little nest. His totem reminds us that taking time to rest will renew our strength. His medicine shares happiness in balance of time. Lady Moon is Waxing Crescent. She entered into aquarius at 3:13 pm sat. use daises as a tool for spellsfornlove .. Another good gift easy to make is infused vinaigrette. Today I made apple/cranberry basil for a gift. Decorative, tasty, healthy dressing. Clean well an empty wine bottle. Save the cork or use twist top bottle. Fill the bottle with apple slices, dried cranberries, and fresh basil leaves, alternating in the bottle. Then fill the bottle with white or apple vinegar. Shake well. Leave in sun for 2 days, then can serve or give as gift! I am here my usual hours today. May the fairies dance around each of us today.Love ya,