may 6, 2019

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz     Those Shakers with their simple symmetry. In all the times I’ve been in the Trustee’s Building I had never gone to the top floor until the Rental Sister trip. This is what I found. Such simple beauty.

may 5, 2019

“Happiness is the journey, not the destination.” ~ Unknown     For the Shakers there was beauty and Godliness in simplicity. And also in symmetry. 

may 3, 2019

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~ Hans Selye     Weeks ago at Shakertown, the rentals and I took a brief hay ride. With Kelly and Cassie engaged in conversation, Pam and I had our own talk. She and I had a few of these talks that weekend. They are treasured moments for sure.

may 2, 2019

“At the end of the day, I’d rather be excluded for who I include than included for who I exclude.” ~ Rev. Eston Williams  

may 1, 2019

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” ~ Eckhart Tolle     Shakertown is fabulous all the time, but it’s especially moving at sunset/sunrise and at night. The Rental Sisters and I were out and about at sundown after a fabulous dinner when I passed the Center Family Dwelling, nearly 22,000 square feet. I look forward to doing it again. Maybe I’ll remember to take my tripod

april 26, 2019

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” ~ Thornton Wilder  

april 24, 2019

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar     In the first family dwelling at Shakertown, which they outgrew and it went on to be the architect’s building and something else, it’s opened today to the public with displays of various activities that took place there. The upstairs has been cordoned off, and under the stairs this moment of positivity appears.