Friday, December 11, 2015

We Love Lucy

This week here in the NC mountains the weather belies the calendar.  We have had above normal temperatures and sunny weather.  Warm enough to be outside with only a light jacket or sweatshirt.  While we have definitely enjoyed the respite, we are ready for normal winter weather.  And that does appear to be what we will expect over the weekend.

Lucy has enjoyed the sunny weather but I think she would prefer that it be a bit colder.  She is always comfortable in the house, usually on the dog bed near my husband's chair.  Sometimes she slides her head underneath the chair.  I have no idea why.

Wonder if she thinks she is hiding

 She pays little attention to me as if she really wants to be left alone.

The quote today comes from Albert Einstein

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 

Wouldn't it be wonderful indeed if we could embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature?  At least we can try.




Anonymous said...

Love seeing Lucy resting on her comfy bed. She always looks very cozy. I've always wanted the simple truths about us as humans to be the framework for our times, that our capacity for compassion would simply win over the capacity to do harm. I keep waiting.

The Bug said...

Amen - I would love for compassion to overflow...

Vicki Lane said...

What a great (new to me) quote!

Lucy seems to have the art of relaxation well in hand.

Tara said...

I, too, wonder why so many animals like to cram themselves into small spaces? I used to have a big cat who loved to nest in a shoe box. She looked like a big muffin top.

We finally got a cold bit of weather and I love it. Fire going almost every night, soups and stews. I love this time of year. Hope you get your winter soon!

Ms. A said...

Hello, sweet Lucy. It's been warm here, too. We've had to turn the AC back on.

Ginnie said...

I don't think Lucy is adhering to your quote of the day. She seems perfectly happy in her own dream world !

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Lucy is so sweet ... I love the way she has tucked her head underneath.

I do like the quote you've used form Albert Einstein.

I hope you have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

Cheryl said...

The weather here is mild. Although it is drear and there is a constant drizzle temperatures are above average for December. Worrying.

Love Lucy's den.........

Love the quote......I wish the words would spread far and wide, what a change in the world there would be. I always live in hope.

Happy Sunday..........

KB said...

Enjoy that wonderful weather. I hope it hasn't changed yet!

Dogs sleep in the funniest positions. Your Lucy is no exception! :)

Last but not least, I love the quote, although it's not always easy to live by it.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.