Sometimes gardening is the best medicine for the soul. It’s nice to take a break from everything else and watch the flowers grow, weed the garden beds, watch the lizards on the rocks, and listen to the birds sing.
I think that’s one of the reasons I love some of the works by John William Waterhouse so much. One of my favorites which I think reflects how it is – is called “My Sweet Rose“.
This morning my neighbor gave me some seeds to start a magnolia tree and I can’t wait to see the results, no matter how much time it takes to grow.
Currently I am reading and participating in a book discussion on The Victory of Reason.
Other books I have on hand:
The Catholic Church, A short History by Hans Kung (Thank you Dad ! if you ever read this)
The Aristotle Adventure by Burgess Laughlin
Mediaeval History by Carl Stephenson (Thanks to Morgan who knew how much I love history)
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff (recently re-read Chapter 8 ! Virtue)
USSR A Concise History ! 4th Edition by Basil Dmytryshyn (Given to me by my brother and aids me on my quest of understanding some of the history between Russia and the Middle East ! which is a secondary interest I am pursuing as time avails.)
With all activities planned over the next few days, this is my Friday. Have a terrific weekend!