Daily Quote: March 18, 2022

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

~ Edgar Cayce
 – Celebrity / March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Today for Muslims Lailatul Barat Starts. A night of prayer followed by a day of fasting before God descends to earth to forgive sins generously. This month Muslims are recommended to fast for 6 days.

Between overindulging on St Patrick’s Day and the beginning of Daylight Savings Time we all need a bit more sleep. So today we are celebrating World Sleep Day. Pleasant dreams. 😉

For those of us who aren’t fasting today is National Sloppy Joe Day. That sloppy meat, tomato and spice concoction slathered on hamburger buns. Mmmm…..

Daily Quote: March 12, 2021

Limit to courage?
There is no limit to courage.

~ Gabriele D’Annunzio (Italian – Poet / March 12, 1863 – March 1, 1938)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The tundra swan migration through Southwestern Ontario is one of the major signs of spring approaching. They travel almost 12,000 kilometers round trip with their migration south only to return to the cooler artic areas in the summer months. It’s impossible to know if individuals are just following the crowd or showing courage on the mass migrations but it is truly an amazing sight. Witnessing their gathering for rest in the fields is so much more than just sight. The wind that kept them grounded for the day swirls around the observer and the sound of the swans excitedly chatting is almost deafening.

This weekend we will turn the clocks ahead in an attempt to lengthen our “daylight hours”. Bedtime will be an hour earlier, and we’ll need to get up an hour earlier. It usually takes about a week to get used to the new schedule so the Friday before should be a day to celebrate World Sleep Day.

Be careful when you sleep because you never know where your dreams will take you. Today we’re also remembering Alfred Hitchcock Day. Anyone who has witnessed the huge flocks of grackles in Texas can understand the horror of The Birds. Although the story lines might not be original, the presentation was and no one will ever forget the shower scene in the 1960 movie Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock also was one of the first film makers to use subliminal imagery to add to the horror (although for some of us it seemed like a montage of weird scenes).

The best way to get away from nightmares is to spend time in the garden or the greenhouse just soaking up the sun and playing in the dirt. So celebrate National Plant a Flower Day and watch them grow. Remember it’s proven that talking to your plants makes them grow stronger, so just imagine what it does for children.