Sally and Gem

November 8, 2009

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“The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. “  –Willa Cather

Ben Hearts Horses

November 6, 2009

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“People always say what we are looking for is a meaning for life…I don’t think that’s what we’re looking for. I think what we’re looking for is the experience of being alive.”

–Joseph Campbell

Bonfire Night

November 6, 2009

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On the 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with several dozen barrels of gunpowder. Guy Fawkes was subsequently tried as a traitor with his co-conspirators for plotting against the government. Fawkes was sentenced to death and the form of the execution was one of the most… horrendous ever practiced (hung, drawn and quartered) which reflected the serious nature of the crime of treason.
In England the 5th of November is still commemorated each year with fireworks and bonfires culminating with the burning of effigies of Guy Fawkes and recitations of the famous rhyme:
Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…

–Erin Spens

Sally’s Ribbons

November 6, 2009

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“Only when it is a duty to love, only then is love eternally and happily secured against despair.”

Jamie’s Italian

November 5, 2009

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“From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.”
–Hilaire Belloc

The Riding Lesson

November 4, 2009

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Junior’s Swim

November 3, 2009

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