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

Janahlee’s Baby Shower

October 11, 2015

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till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.”
― Pablo Neruda

Conversations

October 8, 2015

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“I have refused to live

locked in the orderly house of

reason and proofs.

The world I live in and believe in

is wider than that. And anyway

what’s wrong with Maybe?

You wouldn’t believe what once or

twice I’ve seen.  I’ll just

tell you this:

Only if there are angels in your head will you

ever, possibly, see one.”  –Mary Oliver

Apples and Pumpkins

October 7, 2015

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october2015-applesandpumpkins-06 (1 of 1)“Perhaps I knew nothing of love, but I knew that I had found it, and never wanted to lose it.”
― Peter May

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― Rumi

Sweater Season

October 5, 2014

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“Both life and death manifest in every moment of existence. Our human body appears and disappears moment by moment, without cease, and this ceaseless arising and passing away is what we experience as time and being. They are not separate. They are one thing, and in even a fraction of a second, we have the opportunity to choose, and to turn the course of our action either toward the attainment of truth or away from it. Each instant is utterly critical to the whole world.”
― Ruth Ozeki

One Year With Soji

July 18, 2014

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― Gregory David Roberts

Cherry Picking

June 10, 2014

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“And then I feel the sun itself
as it blazes over the hills,
like a million flowers on fire —
clearly I’m not needed,
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.
-from The Buddha’s Last Instruction”
― Mary Oliver

Pick Your Own

June 10, 2014

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“Come with me into the woods where spring is
advancing, as it does, no matter what,
not being singular or particular, but one
of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.”
― Mary Oliver