We are going

As I write, there are forty-four comments on my Sunday post. The stories  — some sweet, some sad — are all full of heart and love and life. They remind me that we are all on the same road, more or less. All these small messages — I can’t believe how many — are so powerful. Thank you! My little idea to make a donation to GCF is growing every day, and all I can say is Wow!

These photos are of the Euonymus Pieris japonica (thanks Kris! I should have asked you first!) at Judy’s house. I took them on Sunday as I was getting out of the car, even before I went into the house. The big bush just reached out and pulled me across the driveway, into its shade. I love the flowers’ waxy pinkness, and their light, sweet scent. I could hear bumblebees buzzing around as I got in closer.

Dana Jennings has written another beautiful article in the New York Times, about life after cancer, and he got me thinking about what lies beyond the anniversaries. The everyday “miracles in a minor key” are what he looks for. And he says “I love who and what I love more deeply than ever.” Amen to that!

So — I hope you’ll leave a comment on the Souvenirs and a celebration post, if you haven’t yet. I’d love to hear about your anniversaries, or even your “miracles in a minor key.” For every comment on the post by April 28th I’ll make a donation to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, and I’ll also be drawing names at random for some beautiful yarn (wait until you see!) and a book or two.


Here are the words to the song in my last post, the ones I sing as I travel through the day (or as I wash the windows, which is what I did today!):

Woyaya by Sol Amarfio and Osibisa
We are going, heaven knows where we are going,
We’ll know we’re there.
We will get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
We know we will.
It will be hard we know
And the road will be muddy and rough,
But we’ll get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
We know we will.
We are going, heaven knows where we are going,
We’ll know we’re there.

8 thoughts on “We are going

  1. You know we started listening to and embracing those lyrics when we were in college – I loved listening to them again with you on Sunday. A very good reminder for me and from no one better than you.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I'm going to have to add Euonymus to my list of plants to buy for the yard. Thanks for the words to the song. It's been playing in my head ever since I listened to it in your last post. I can't think of a better song to get stuck in my head.

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  3. You continue to inspire me, and I am so gratfeul to you for introducing me to a world of knitting, which enriches my life and gives me such pleasure, Many thanks Jane.

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  4. When I was a child my Father owned an evergreen nursery. It was how he made his living. I used to work in the nursery weeding the young plants set out in beds, so they could grow strong and healthy and be sold one day. Pieris japonica was one of the many varieties that my Father grew, and always one of my favorites. They are so lovely and delicate looking when in bloom. Thank you for the lovely pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

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