Tag: great blue heron

Wednesday of Hope in The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and…

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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 You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which…

Music Gives Wings

Music…gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything. – Plato

One Way to Bring a Happy New Year

Replace judgment with curiosity. – Lynn Nottage

Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom

When despair for the world grows in me, And I wake in the night in fear . . . I go and lie down where the wood drake Rests in beauty on the water, And the great heron feeds. I come into the peace…

The Miracle of Each Minute

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. – Margaret Storm Jameson

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 8

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 You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which…

A Month of Rachel Carson – Week 5

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson

The Wisdom of Abraham Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.  – Abraham Joshua Heschel