Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to work I go


After I had looked for a while at that daffodil before I got up,
I asked myself the question,
“What do you want of your life?”
and I realized with a start of recognition and terror,
“Exactly what I have— but to be commensurate, to handle it all better.”

– May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude



  1. ‘with recognition and terror.’ a wakeup call to find balance.

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  2. Great quote, David.

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  3. Excellent. And that picture…what a great capture ! ☺

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  4. Wow, I love this! One of your loyal followers, I think it was Lori, said she was starting the new year by writing three things she is grateful for in a journal every morning. I started doing the same thing and it really provides me with perspective.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Heigh-ho ….. Some do, some don’t!!

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  6. That goes with, “Vee get too soon oldt und too late schmardt.”

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  7. Ahhh…to be able to bend like that…it’s much easier to learn from the poem…thank you!

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  8. Lay me down and walk over my forehead but never, never, ever read my mind. Again…

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  9. I think my brain is broken this morning. This is the third blog post I have read where I cannot make heads of tails of the content. I read this sentence three times “After I had looked for a while at that daffodil before I got up,” trying to figure out its relationship to the beautiful image and the rest of the quotation. And, nothing. I’ve got nothing.

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