Welcome back to the ongoing saga.
Documenting our little lives here in Nova Scotia in a world of so many human stories may seem trivial in a world that seems so full of real life drama and relevance. But we keep it small on purpose.
The famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, who created small vastly moving paintings out of her own suffering, once said, "Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing."
Another quote from her that succinctly ties it up: " Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence."
I believe the revolution is reinterpreting our fear and pain as a portal to enlightenment. Enlightenment? I'll leave that to someone more eloquent.
Here is Muji on a mid-morning romp that he and Babu do before breakfast every morning.
Muji, after high fiving me,
a fairly recent gesture in the sports world compared to the ancient cat world
Wally amid the crazy book clutter and donation boxes, getting ready to take apart the old shed floor.
Starting with a reciprocating saw
he moved onto a chainsaw and promptly hit a nail which sent us onto our next venture
to get a chainsaw file, a specialty item I never knew about.
As I documented Wally's progress I barely caught this starling whizzing by the old chimney on Forget-Me-Not Cabin. Wally is torn about rescuing it or replacing it with a cupola.
Suddenly I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye.
a furry little groundhog
also known as a woodchuck, I didn't know that they belong to the classification of ground squirrels
Curious, he begins to rummage about in Wally's unfinished project
then scales the rocks
and reaching the summit
his round furry descent
This day's events are not over as we must head off to my favourite health food store in Greenwood,
a trip I've taken you along with in other posts.
Our day was somewhat extended so I'll share those pictures tomorrow.