=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PEBBLE =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
You haven’t lived until you’ve learned to treasure every moment given,
to realize that the slightest touch may hold a hidden heaven.
-Kay Wrightman, submitted by Diane
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= BOULDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o
I have observed the power of the watermelon seed.
It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself
200,000 times its weight.
When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors
an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside
of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid
with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing
through itself 200,000 times its weight-when you can explain to me
the mystery of the watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery
-William Jennings Bryan, submitted by Linda
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PONDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Summer officially arrives this week, although some spots have already
had many weeks of warm sunshine. A few hundred eRipples subscribers
and I were down in New Orleans last week for CUNA Mutual Group’s
annual Discovery Conference and while the theme of the awesome event
was “Unlock the Power,” I’m pretty sure the theme of New Orleans was
“HOT & HUMID!’
Do not forget to enjoy the summer, even if you have to be inside most
of the day. Come up with some excuse, some errand, SOMETHING to get
you outside so the sun can kiss you!