An imperishable stroll

This last Sunday morning I took a walk with my daughter and her dog, Cola, along the levee bordering the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. I will never lose my gratitude for being able to live by the water.

When you live by the sea, everything changes, and the change is the same as when you believe in God: you are never alone. There is a Greater Presence next to you every minute. You have to take account of this Presence every day, at least unconsciously…Maybe all the waves are saying is I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU until the end of time. Like God…. — Peter Kreeft

I snapped a few photos along the way.

We had so much fun running along the rocks and laughing about nothing much.

How sad, it came and went as all things must.

Later that Sunday evening we went to Mass. I offered there, in quiet gratitude, all of those lost moments up to God for safe keeping in his imperishable Kingdom.

Spe enim immortālis est.

For today I thought I’d just share some captioned pix with you.

Catherine

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” — William Shakespeare

Wave breaker

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clovers

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could she ask? A few flowers at her feet and above her the stars.” — Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Magnolia

Happy is the man who can with vigorous wing / Mount to those luminous serene fields! / The man whose thoughts, like larks, / Take liberated flight toward the morning skies / Who hovers over life and understands without effort / The language of flowers and voiceless things!” — Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Cola and C

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

 

 

4 comments on “An imperishable stroll

  1. Melissa says:

    LOVE the Shakespeare quote. Thanks for sharing…

  2. acben48 says:

    Thank you – I needed that. 🙂

  3. Pat Beckett says:

    We just got home from a wonderful family trip to Disney World (it’s warm there!) and I sent the Dr. Seuss quote to my daughter who is having a hard time with the return to work and 25 degree weather. Thanks, Tom. Great pictures too.

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