Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 7, 2023

Tell me what you feel in your room
when the full moon is shining in upon you
and your lamp is dying out,
and I will tell you how old you are,
and I shall know if you are happy.

~ Henri Frederic Amiel
Swiss – Philosopher September 27, 1821 – May 11, 1881

Porte Ponderings:

The first Full mOOn of 2023, the Wolf Moon rose up on the Epiphany (6th of January, the celebration of the baptism of Jesus)

Full moons with all of their wonder, tales and tides. Tales of creatures only appearing on full moons, or only seen during a full moon. Tides at their highest and majical happenings. Seasons changing and wolves howling. Full moons mark the passage of time.

Art imitates life was seen as being so true this week as on the Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, Florida, young Greek Orthodox men gather to dive into the waters to retreive a sacred cross for blessings for the next year. In Nora Roberts trilogy Dragon Heart Legacy, young people dive into the waters to retrieve a sacred sword and become the leader (taoiseich). I’m certain these parallels were drawn on by the author as age old mythology relies on the finding of a sacred object in the waters.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: October 10, 2022

Love and magic have a great deal in common.
They enrich the soul, delight the heart.
And they both take practice.

~ Nora Roberts
American – Author Born: October 10, 1950

Porte Musings:

Nora Roberts is my husband’s favorite author. He has over 100 books to prove it. We went to Ireland just to see some of the places she has written about. So on this Thanksgiving Monday, after the turkey dinner and family celebrating yesterday it seems like a good day to curl up with one of her books and just relax.

Daily Quote: January 26, 2022

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
But make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice.

~ Akio Morita
Japanese – Businessman / January 26, 1921 – October 3, 1999

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Take a picture of your Library Shelf to celebrate Library Shelfie Day. Ours is over run with Nora Roberts books. I usually give away books after I’ve read them, but my husband insists on keeping all of the Nora Roberts books.

That’s why on Spouse’s Day we need to celebrate our spouses. On the weekend my husband gave me a dozen tulips for no reason, just to give me flowers. ❤

Peanut Brittle Day is difficult for my husband. Without any teeth, he might suck off all the candy and offer the peanuts to me.