To gild the lily – to try to improve what is already beautiful or excellent. To gild, or to cover with a layer of fine gold. Wasteful excess. To throw perfume on a flower. Unnecessary embellishments.
Mama to six astonishing humans, wife to one incredibly patient and principled man, friend to some marvelous gals, and contemplative with a penchant for finding meaning and beauty in everything. Absurd grace and mercy is the ONLY reason I’m still here today.
YES: words – coffee – fire – wood – critters – water – garden – dancing – singing – cackling – power tools – white space – real talk
NO: Arkansas humidity – pollen – quitting – phone calls – pumping gas in winter – repetitive noise – stuckupness – those nasty jumping spiders that are supposedly actually crickets (but I’m not buying it)
I want to be a lot of things when I grow up, but mostly I hope to be known as the crazy chicken lady who gardens in her nightgown, when I am wrinkled and have little of my wits left.
I aim high, I know…