Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
~John Muir

Red Parrot on the Branch of a Tree by Itō Jakuchū

Dear Companion,

Did you know that a flock of magpies can be called a "tidings"? I love collective nouns. No magpies here, though -- this tidings is just a communique to tell you that I appreciate that you're here, and that I appreciate any and all other times you've been here. I appreciate your comments, your emails, your ideas, and the things you haven't said, anything you may have quietly taken with you from here and found useful. I'm thankful that we come together on our life's journey and share this time and space. I'm even thankful for the dude who keeps coming here to spam us about Tibetan hikes. He's teaching me something about persistence (not sure if it is his or mine, ha ha).

Thanks for being with me!


author amok said...

Thanks for the message and the lovely art you shared today, Tabatha. Let's meet in person soon. We are overdue for lunch.

Pop said...

Thank YOU, Tabatha, for setting up such a creative, beautiful, thoughtful blog for your "companions."

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Nicely put, T. Thankful over here too! xo