Snow Angel

February 17, 2015

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― L.M. Montgomery

Kid’s Hill

February 17, 2015

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so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
― Mary Oliver

Little Hearts

February 14, 2015

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Skating Party

January 11, 2015

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or anyway beautiful people to me, of which
there are so many. You, and you, and you,
whom I had the fortune to meet, or maybe
missed. Love, love, love, it was the
core of my life, from which, of course, comes
the word for the heart. And, oh, have I mentioned
that some of them were men and some were women
and some — now carry my revelation with you —
were trees. Or places. Or music flying above
the names of their makers. Or clouds, or the sun
which was the first, and the best, the most
loyal for certain, who looked so faithfully into
my eyes, every morning. So I imagine
such love of the world — its fervency, its shining, its
innocence and hunger to give of itself — I imagine
this is how it began.”
― Mary Oliver

Watching for Trains

April 8, 2014

april2014-ursa-56 (1 of 1)“Love is a strange fact – it hopes all things, believes all things, endures all things. It makes no sense at all.” 
― Leif Enger

Family Ties

April 6, 2014

april2014-ursa-02 (1 of 1) april2014-ursa-14 (1 of 1) I am asking you to enter the confusion with me, to give up the ground with me, because sometimes that frightening floaty place is really the truest of all. Kierkegaard says, ‘The greatest lie of all is the feeling of firmness beneath our feet. We are most honest when we are lost.’ Enter that lostness with me. Live in the place I am, where the view is murky, where the connecting bridges and orienting maps have been surgically stripped away.”
― Lauren Slater

An Saturday Afternoon

May 27, 2012

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“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.”
― Isadora Duncan

Down By the River

September 26, 2011

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“Take me down to the river, I pray.  All of this pain, wash my tears away.”  –Sarah Jean Simmons-Meyer

Jen’s Annual Pig Roast

August 24, 2011

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“The answer to any malaise consisted in going deeper into it and not trying to escape into some mythical land of make-believe. “ –David Brookes

Three

August 23, 2011

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“I often wondered if writing for him was a way of knowing his soul was there after all, back in it’s place.  Of saying to himself, if not to anyone else, that he had seen what he’d seen and felt those terrible things and lived anyway.” –Paula McLain (The Paris Wife)