July 31, 2014

july2014-emmah12-22 (1 of 1)“The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a loss that will alter your life forever—you can still trust that you will find your way home. This is possible because you’ve touched the timeless love and awareness that are intrinsic to who you are.”
― Tara Brach

july2014-emmah12-05 (1 of 1) july2014-emmah12-06 (1 of 1) july2014-emmah12-08 (1 of 1)  july2014-emmah12-07 (1 of 1)july2014-emmah12-11 (1 of 1)“Every twenty-four hour day is a tremendous gift to us.  So we should all learn to live in a way that makes joy and happiness possible. We can do this…Breath in and tell yourself that a new day has been offered to you, and you have to be here to live it.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh

Emmah’s Dad

July 31, 2014

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“I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.”
― William Faulkner

B & W

July 30, 2014

july2014-sterling-10 (1 of 1)july2014-sterling-27 (1 of 1) july2014-sterling-37 (1 of 1) “Promis me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.”  –Tyler Knott Greagson

Sterling and Joy

July 30, 2014

july2014-sterling-14 (1 of 1) july2014-sterling-18 (1 of 1) july2014-sterling-22 (1 of 1)“In the life of each of us there is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness.”
― Sarah Orne Jewett

Visiting the Bees

July 27, 2014

july2014-garland-03 (1 of 1)“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.  The river was cut by the world’s greatest flood and runs over the rocks from the basement of time.  On some rock are timeless raindrops.  Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.  I am haunted by waters.”


Sharing Problems

July 27, 2014

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“Then suddenly

you came

with your sun heart

your starry night sky-mind

and you painted,

you wrote

all over my solitude.

The frozen land in me

became your rose garden.”  –Anita Krizzan



July 26, 2014

july2014-zaravisits-24 (1 of 1)“All humans are essentially wild creatures and hate confinement. We need what is wild, and we thrill to it, our wildness bubbling over with an anarchic joie de vivre. We glint when the wild light shines. The more suffocatingly enclosed we are – tamed by television, controlled by mortgages and bureaucracy – the louder our wild genes scream in aggression, anger and depression.”
― Jay Griffiths

Animal Friends

July 26, 2014

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“What is wild cannot be bought or sold, borrowed or copied. It is. Unmistakable, unforgettable, unshakable, elemental as earth and ice, water, fire and air, a quintessence, pure spirit, resolving into no constituents. Don’t waste your wildness: it is precious and necessary.”
― Jay Griffiths

Tree Trim

July 25, 2014

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“The association of the wild and the wood also run deep in etymology. The two words are thought to have grown out of the root word wald and the old Teutonic word walthus, meaning ‘forest.’ Walthus entered Old English in its variant forms of ‘weald,’ ‘wald,’ and ‘wold,’ which were used to designate both ‘a wild place’ and ‘a wooded place,’ in which wild creatures — wolves, foxes, bears — survived. The wild and wood also graft together in the Latin word silva, which means ‘forest,’ and from which emerged the idea of ‘savage,’ with its connotations of fertility….”
— Robert Macfarlane