Gratitude, Life

Desiderata (For Julia)

April 22, 2015

Desiderate (For Julia) - Sweet and Savoring

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may  be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Continue Reading…

Hudson Valley

A Tourist at Home: The Norman Rockwell Museum

April 16, 2015

A Tourist at Home: The Norman Rockwell Museum - Sweet and Savoring [photo by Andy Milford]

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the Hudson Valley is a culturally rich region to live in. We have historic mansions, a thriving arts scene, and a local food movement that shows no sign of stopping. Everywhere you turn, there’s another piece of history in the form of a castle-cum-hotel or an old trestle refurbished and open to the public

The cultural appeal doesn’t stop once you head further east. Just over the Massachusetts border is the Berkshires town of Stockbridge, where beloved artist Norman Rockwell spent much of his life. We visited the Norman Rockwell Museum last week (my second time, Andy’s first) and seeing his paintings and illustrations up close was such a treat.  Continue Reading…