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Wednesday of Hope . . . . Waiting for Dawn

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Waiting for dawn by the Bay

Waiting for dawn by the Bay

Christmas Blessings

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Let us join our voices with the music of the angels this Christmas!

Wisdom of the Long View

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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From Where Have You Come?

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

– Henry Ward Beecher

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Did You Ever Hear of Saint Fire Hydrant?

We have a spiritual practice of thinking of a fire hydrant as a saint – it’s standing there waiting to be of service. It’s a way to start reframing our relation to all the everyday things around us.

– Frederic Brussat, 100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive

Saint Fire Hydrant

Saint Fire Hydrant

The Question

I don’t know Who — or what — put the question, I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone — or Something — and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.

– Dag Hammarskjöld

Surrender

Surrender

We Walk a Narrow Bridge

Life is a very narrow bridge between two eternities. Be not afraid.

– Rabbi Nachman of Braslav

The Golden Gate Bridge is not exactly a narrow bridge, but it has to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Golden Gate Bridge is not exactly a narrow bridge, but it has to be one of the most beautiful in the world.