For the birds

September 23, 2021

Imagination, Day 24

“you cannot let the pain of the past destroy the happiness of the future.”
― Tracie Peterson, Twilight’s Serenade

To sit calmly in the garden of an evening,



The evening serenade begins with the piccolo

Trilling from a distant tree

Then a pause

And a fluted response caressing the air

From a spot nearby.

Sitting quietly in the garden of an evening

Memories sing me soft, sad songs

Mixed with lyrics of happiness

That no one can hear but me.

Sitting quietly in the garden of an evening.

I gain a feeling of peace.

—john schulz

Today’s photo: Another quilt from the National Quilt Museum

In Paducah, Kentucky.

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at

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