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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

The Vulnerability of Precious Things

The vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence. The destruction of Troy. The fall of the petals from fruit trees in blossom. To know that what is most precious is not rooted in existence – that is beautiful.… Continue Reading “The Vulnerability of Precious Things”

Wednesday of Hope – How Hard Is It to have Hope?

It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old, for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight. You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – How Hard Is It to have Hope?”

Everything is Ceremony

Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood. – Pablo Neruda

Wednesday of Hope – The Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin