Listen to your life….

Life… the holy and hidden heart of it in the mountains of New Hampshire.

If I were called upon 
to state
in a few words
the essence of everything
I was trying to say
it would be something 
like this:

Listen to your life.
See if for the fathomless
mystery that it is.

In the boredom 
and pain
 of it
no less than
in the 
and gladness:

touch, taste, smell
your way to the 
holy and hidden 
heart of it
in the last analysis
all moments
 are key moments,
life itself
is a 

Words by

   Photo by me…after a storm,

On that note, 
wishing you 
a wonderful weekend!

Jeanne xx

PS..thank you for you lovely
reunion thoughts..
I left comments for you. 


  1. I love all of your blog postings Jeanne. Thanks for all you share with us
    Love Jeanne.

    1. Thank you so much Jeanne...always, very kind of you to say! xx

  2. Jeanne, what a wonderful reminder as summer draws to a close, to sit back, relax and enjoy all that life has to offer.

    I have taken the summer off and have been traveling non-stop since May. On the few weekends I have been home, we have had guests. So I have enjoyed all of the moments that life has to offer, the quiet walks on the beach watching the surf, the laughter and fun of family barbecues, road trips with my husband, and so much more.

    I hope that you are doing the same! Your time with Connor and Claire must have been filled with lots of laughs and wonderful stories about school and their adventures while away this year.

    As for the farm, I have been following along on Instagram and I LOVE all of your choices. Although I have never met Phyllis she seems like an interesting, kind, classy and wonderful friend and designer so I am sure that has added to the fun and excitement of decorating your new place.

    I hope that you enjoy your weekend! Will you be out in your new kayak, or perhaps reading and relaxing in your homey rental. I can only imagine the fabulous books that you have read this summer!

    Have a great time!

    xo Elizabeth

    P.S. I enjoyed your reunion post and by the way, you look fabulous!

    I hope your chipmunk cheeks have gone down and you are feeling better.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth...sounds like you had the perfect summer! It all went by too quickly..already looking forward to next summer. All the best..xx

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    1. Thank you ended up being one of my favourite times of day. ;)

  4. Thank you for posting the mesmerizing and stunning photo, and wonderful Buechner words.
    I look and think...That's really one Earth, beautiful Earth.

  5. Just stunning gorgeous...and important...all around!

  6. So glad to read these words from Buechner. I haven't been listening to my life lately. Sometimes we just need reminding.

    1. So true Linda...sometimes we need reminding over and over again and if we are will connect. ;)

  7. Wonderful reminder accompanied by such a gorgeous image!

  8. Yes, this is so timely. I am listening to my life...a lot more these days. Thank you Jeanne for your beautiful way of reminding me of what matters.

  9. "Life itself is a grace."

  10. Beautiful words and that photo just takes my breath away.

  11. What a soulful image! Great shot of your hill and it does look like a mountain view. Your blog was a very pleasant read. I can just imagine you and the driver conversing for a couple of hours. That would be me in a similar situation. ;)

    1. Thank you Patricia....and as for the conversing, two peas in a pod! ;)

  12. Hi Jeanne, I am trying hard to get back to blogging AND commenting on my favorite blogs – everything takes 3 times as long with only one hand!! I hope you have had a wonderful summer at Tahilla - the house seems to be coming along quite nicely. have a lovely weekend! xoxo

    1. I hope you are mending well Sandy...I can just imagine how frustrating it must be, mend well! xx


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