Unconditional Love

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.
~Hafiz

Sky 3

A New England sunset


Watermelon Gin and Tonic

Watermelon Drink

Warning: This cocktail is so tasty and refreshing it may go down far too quickly.

Happy fourth of July! I’m not usually a hard liquor drinker (wine being my adult beverage of choice), but with the holiday here and my husband not liking wine, I decided to buy gin and lemonade and experiment a bit yesterday. The result was this refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients (per drink):
Gin (I used Tanqueray)
Lemonade (I used Newman’s Own Virgin Lemonade)
A few pieces of cut watermelon
Lime wedge
Few sprigs of mint
One basil leaf

Muddle together the watermelon, lime, mint, and basil in a cocktail glass until watermelon is mostly mushed liquid. Add ice cubes to taste (I added three). Add amount of gin you want. Fill remainder of glass with lemonade. Stir and enjoy!

Eve – A Poem

They told me I was born of Adam’s rib,
bone of his bone,
flesh of his flesh,
but I don’t believe it.

Bones are hard.
I am soft,
yielding,
easy to bend.

I think, instead, I was molded
from soft clay of the earth,
that God’s fingers glided gently over me
when He shaped me in my Mother’s image.