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We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation”

Wisdom of Thoreau

I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thoreau”

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 – Breathing Hope

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude”

This Day

Everyday, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my… Continue Reading “This Day”

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  

Wednesday of Hope – for the Next Generation

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity

Optimism¬†¬† More and more I have come to admire resilience. Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side, it turns… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity”