Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores
Photographer Patricia Gulick

Friday, June 29, 2018

6/24/18 RMB Summer, Dreams

Dear Rita Mae Brown,

It is the first weekend of summer here in sunny southern California. Our deserts have settled in up in the 100s during the day, with warm, windy evenings.

I’m listening to Magic Street by Orson Scott Card. I enjoyed Enders Game very much and expected the same experience with this one, but it is a far different read. Although he draws a person into the characters with drama and intrigue, I am looking forward to my next Rita Mae Brown book, Puss'n Cahoots.

On the non-fiction front, I’m listening to Brain Warriors. It is a bit deep, with talk of brain scans and medical terms I’m only vaguely familiar with. I’ll take bits here and there that I can apply to my own life and leave the rest for someone much more ambitious than I, someone more warrior-ish.

I’m also reading a Jack Canfield book, The Success Principles. He is a good guy, that Jack. He writes of good things, inspiring things. This is the second time I’ve read this book. And it is as good, if not better than the first time. I’m a tad bit older and maybe able to digest it better. Interesting how the same experience is felt differently as time goes by, adjusted slightly by the wisdom of age.  

So there we have it, summer is starting out well in my little corner of the world.

The corners of other people’s worlds are less calm and peaceful and some even tragic. I send well wishes out to those facing challenges every day, that their hearts stay strong, and good, and that they have moments of happiness to hold on to.

“I have a dream”… that those who cause strife be guided by a kinder heart and that those who are in the position to mend our world’s aches, do so with unending support.

With high hopes,