Blueberries

June 18, 2016

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Two people meet. The sky turns winter,
quells whatever they would say.
Then, a periphery glance into danger –
and an avalanche already on its way.

They have been honest all their lives;
careful, calm, never in haste;
they didn’t know what it is to meet.
Now they have met: the world is waste.

They find they are riding an avalanche
feeling at rest, all danger gone.
The present looks out of their eyes; they stand
calm and still on a speeding stone.”
― William Stafford

Bunny

April 28, 2016

april2016-rabbits-02 (1 of 1)“…along with the other animals, the stones, the trees, and the clouds, we ourselves are characters within a huge story that is visibly unfolding all around us, participants within the vast imagination, or Dreaming, of the world.”
― David Abram

Cheeks

April 28, 2016

april2016-rabbits-11 (1 of 1)“Nothing was certain, but everything was safe – that was part of the mystery of Love.”
― Charles Williams

All the Love

April 25, 2016

april2016-rocco-25 (1 of 1)“The true signature and perhaps even the miracle of human love is helplessness, and all the more miraculous because it is a helplessness which we wittingly or unwittingly choose;  a road we have to take against the odds.”
― David Whyte

One Saturday Afternoon

April 24, 2016

april2016-rocco-05 (1 of 1)april2016-rocco-04 (1 of 1)“Love is the conversation between possible, searing disappointment and a profoundly imagined sense of arrival and fulfillment; how we shape that conversation is the touchstone of our ability to love in the real inhabited world.”
― David Whyte

Easter Tradition

March 27, 2016

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― Anthony de Mello

Mornings at Tante’s

March 21, 2016

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“If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?”
― Yann Martel

Spring

March 20, 2016

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“And this is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul.” –Clarissa Pinkola

February 29, 2016

march2016-ilana-08 (1 of 1)“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no “meaning,” they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day.”
― Peter Matthiessen

january2016-snowbunny-01 (1 of 1)january2016-snowbunny-02 (1 of 1)“Pay attention, he thinks. Not to the grand gesture, but to the passing breath.”
― Lauren Groff