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What Happens Here, Happens There

Pick a flower and you move a farthest star.

– Paul Dirac

Wednesday of Hope – Dance Anyway

No despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance which is always there. Indeed we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood, whether we want it to or not. Yet the fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the winds, and join in the general dance.
– Thomas Merton

Enjoying the Spring

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Easter 2019

The world is ending, says the caterpillar! No, it is just beginning, says the butterfly.

– Unknown

Wednesday of Hope – No Mud, No Lotus

It takes mud for the lotus to become itself, and the greater the mud in your life, the greater the lotus blossom.

– Jakusho Kwong, No Beginning, No End

The Color of Life

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.

– Joshua Foer

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

– A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens