Lou Ann enjoys sitting on the front porch early in the morning with a cup of coffee. Sometimes I join her, even though I don't drink coffee. Yesterday morning a small squirrel entertained us for about fifteen minutes. He had climbed the pine tree across the lane, and was scampering from limb to limb, often hanging from his hind legs eating something among the pine needles (sap??).
Janet, who is visiting next door, stopped by for a visit. In the course of our conversation she mentioned that she and her husband practice daily meditation. Lou Ann and I don't do any formal meditation, but it is not unusual for us to take time during a day to enjoy the simple pleasures of island life. I believe that might qualify as meditation. At any rate, it's good for the "soul."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an island ghost story, "Ode of Mrs. Godfrey," by guest columnist Tom McDonand. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062111.htm.