life used to be so hard...

| 1 Comment everything is easy 'cause of you

Lane is at the neighborhood pond with his friends, building a fort and eating a picnic lunch.

Alex is at a friend's house 'til dinner.

Gerald's running errands.

So here I am, sitting on my couch, enjoying the fresh air coming through the windows and the sounds of birds, kids, and lawnmowers in the neighborhood around me. I have a spring cold--unpleasant, but not debilitating--which gives me license to lounge, rather than cleaning up and packing boxes. And this rare oasis of stillness and solitude gives me time to reflect and be grateful.

We're happy. Our life here is good. There is nothing that we need that we want for--from food and shelter to friends and family.

I'm blessed.

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The peaceful moments you blogged remind me that it was philosopher David Hume who said, "Reading and sauntering and lounging and dozing, which I call thinking, is my supreme happiness." And today is his birthday -- which, I confess, I wouldn't have known had I not caught Garrison Keillor on the radio this morning ( Since your Dad and I have so often quoted Hume's comments on the life of man as "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. ..." I was particularly happy to be reminded of that other side of Hume's skepticism -- and perhaps the other side of your intellectual inheritance.

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