Tis The Season

December 26, 2014

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— Anthony Doerr

Winter Wonder

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-17bw (1 of 1)“The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Little Drum

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-07 (1 of 1)“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Christmas Faces

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-15 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-24 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-19 (1 of 1)december2014-christmasday-23 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-22 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-20 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-18 (1 of 1)“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Ira’s First Æbleskivers

December 25, 2014

december2014-christmasday-06 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-03 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-02 (1 of 1) december2014-christmasday-01 (1 of 1)“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.”
― Elizabeth Strout