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Posts from the ‘Beauty’ Category

Where is Beauty?

People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

– Salma Hayek

Everything Has Beauty

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

– Confucius


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A World Full of Gifts

You have given me Your love, filling the world with Your gifts.
– Rabindranath Tagore, The Heart of God

Sunset at Oyster Bay, Long Island

Sunset at Oyster Bay, Long Island

The Mark of Wisdom

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The uncommon beauty of the common red-winged blackbird

The uncommon beauty of the common red-winged blackbird

So How Is Winter for You?

Everyone keeps asking – since I’ve moved from San Francisco to the Chicago area – how it’s going for me. How am I adjusting to winter in the midwest. Actually, I think that the snow is beautiful, and, really, it’s people that I miss. And I stumbled upon this quote the other day:

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
– Anton Chekhov

But I don notice that people don't sit on the snow cushions on these benches

But I do notice that people don’t sit on the snow cushions on these benches

The Wisdom of Rachel Carson

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”

– Rachel Carson

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The Wisdom of Kahil Gibran

In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

– Kahil Gibran, The Prophet

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