To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 6, 2016
BRUNCH SNEAK PEEK
I know we are all a bit weary of these hot August days
which seem to drag by,
but things are rather busy here in Estelle's kitchen!
Somewhere between the buzz of the last summer locusts
and the crisp crackle of brittle oak leaves underfoot,
there lie lazy days under an oscillating fan
waiting for the calender page to flip over to October.