Tag: photograph

Why Does the Bird Sing?

“A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song.” – Joan Walsh Anglund Join us at Santa Sabina Center for a Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Your Archive of the Unspoken,” from April 20 – 23,… Continue Reading “Why Does the Bird Sing?”

Nothing Is Wasted

“When petals of the hen get really old, they sag like droopy bloomers, much redder, rust instead of rose. And they eventually fall to the ground and become part of the mulch. This fills me with hope – their return to earth, their recirculation.… Continue Reading “Nothing Is Wasted”

New Roads

“When we walk with love, new roads open to us and we see the way forward where before there was only a wall.” Gabriel Andreas, StoryPeople Please join us, in-person or online, for our Day of Prayer on September 7th. To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “New Roads”

Dark Clouds Are Not What You Think

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” Rabindranath Tagore To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning. – Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope”

Roll Me to a Sky-Wide View

If my mind gets trapped inside Just roll me to my sky-wide view Where I will feast on cumulous and light And tell you that art with just my eyes. – Jane Brainin, With irrepressible spirit, anticipating the toll of ALS As I read these… Continue Reading “Roll Me to a Sky-Wide View”

What Is Life?

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset. – Crowfoot, a leader of… Continue Reading “What Is Life?”

What Do You Hear from the Mountains?

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

Where Are You Going?

If we don’t change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going. ― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

John Muir’s Wisdom

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir