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Quote of the Day: John Steinbeck

July 18th, 2010

“Well, just once in a while you get that feeling–I never look at anything. I never take time to see anything. It’s going to be over, and I won’t know–even how an apple grows.” said Jim.

John Steinbeck (In Dubious Battle)


I make sure I take time to notice the little things throughout the day. I find that when I take some time to look around I notice things I’ve never seen before, like the delicacy of a Queen Anne’s Lace as the evening light hits it. I’ve never noticed the way the buds have little bird’s nests on the back, so lovely.

What little things do you like to take notice of?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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