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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

Wednesday of Hope – In a World Full of Peril

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – In a World Full of Peril”

What Is Enough?

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough? –… Continue Reading “What Is Enough?”

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Dance Anyway”

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