Category Archives: musing

Monday’s Musing – Wisdom from Nat

This song came along in my Pandora feed. I love Nat King Cole. He’s very young in this video and little self-conscience, but it’s good.

It is an odd set a lyrics but full of a great truth – “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return.”

The greatest gift we can give our children is love; to love and be loved in return. ~ily momma

Monday’s Musing – Noël

Here is a thoughtful excerpt from Noël by Anne Porter.
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We hear and sing
The customary carols

They bring us ragged miracles
And hay and candles
And flowering weeds of poetry
That are loved all the more
Because they are so common

But there are carols
That carry phrases
Of the haunting music
Of the other world
A music wild and dangerous
As a prophet’s message

Or the fresh truth of children
Who though they come to us
From our own bodies
Are altogether new
With their small limbs
And birdlike voices

They look at us
With their clear eyes
And ask the piercing questions
God alone can answer.