Friday, August 31, 2018

Ancient Conversations

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“A wild duck is not to be 
valued in terms of food along 
with chickens and pork chops. 
It means day breaking over the marshes 
and the whistle of fast wings 
in the gray light. 
Who can put a price on 
the sight of black ducks 
climbing over the willows. . .”
                David M. Newell

"Style is a natural extension 
of who you are as a person."
                            Mark Richards

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"Keep cool and you 
command everybody."
              Louis de Saint-Just 

“There is an ancient conversation going on
 between mosses and rocks, 
poetry to be sure. 
About light and shadow and 
the drift of continents. . . the 
"dialect of moss on stone - 
an interface of immensity and 
minute ness, of past and present, 
softness and hardness, stillness 
and vibrancy. . .”
           Robin Wall Kimmerer, 
                     Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

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"If you would know 
strength and patience, 
welcome the company of trees."
             Hal Borland


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Moments All The Time

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"Resolve to be thyself: 
who finds himself, 
loses his misery."
           Matthew Arnold, 
                  (1822 - 1888) 

“Searching for the scent 
of the early plum,
I found it by the eaves
Of a proud storehouse.” 
       Matsuo Bashō

"A good laugh 
is sunshine in 
the house."  
         William Makepeace Thackeray

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Whole World

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 " How can I know anything 
about the past or the future, 
when the light of the Beloved 
shines only Now.  "


“Poetry isn’t an island, 
it is the bridge. 
Poetry isn’t a ship, 
it is the lifeboat. 
Poetry isn’t swimming. 
Poetry is water.” 
            Kamand Kojouri

"Be content with what you have; 
rejoice in the way things are. 
When you realize there is 
nothing lacking, the 
whole world belongs to you." 
                 Lao Tzu 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

When You Stop Expecting

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"Look back, and smile 
on perils past."
      Walter Scott

 “We are only as strong 
as we are united, 
as weak as 
we are divided.” 
                 J.K. Rowling 

 " - To have played and laughed 
with enthusiasm and sung 
with exultation; to know 
even one life has breathed easier 
because you have lived - this 
is to have succeeded."
              Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When you stop expecting 
people to be perfect, 
you can like them 
for who they are.” 
   Donald Miller

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Hintimations 🥚

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“Because one believes in oneself, 
one doesn't try to convince others. 
Because one is content with oneself, 
one doesn't need others' approval. - 

- Because one accepts oneself, 
the whole world
accepts him or her.”
            Lao Tzu

“Every morning I wake up with 
an unknown, unexplainable 
joy of life. Then I get lost in 
the beauty of the morning sun 
and all of the magnificence 
that surrounds me.” 
                   Debasish Mridha

May YOU be bathed
in magnificence


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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Heart Temper Touch 💎

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"Have a heart 
that never hardens, 

- a temper 
that never tires, 

- a touch 
that never hurts."
               - Dickens

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Most Noble Attribute 💚

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“There is mighty force, energy, 
ability inside of us that 
has not yet been 
noticed by the world” 
                             Sunday Adelaja

“Music hath charms to 
soothe the savage beast, to 
soften rocks or 
bend a knotted oak.”
                   William Congreve

"The love for all 
living creatures is the most 
noble attribute of man"
                        Charles Darwin


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Friday, August 24, 2018

My Country 🌟

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“When you see a good person, 
think of becoming like that.
 When you see someone 
not so good, reflect on 
your own weak points.” 

“The value of things is 
not the time they last, but the 
intensity with which they occur. 
That is why there are unforgettable 
moments and unique people!” 
        Fernando Pessoa

 I was here
before the Miwok.
Before the Spanish came,
I was old in this land.
Humans go by
on foot, on horseback,
in boulders that move.
New birds fly high in
my sky. Still
I am here.

This is my country
Land of my birth.

This is my country, 
Grandest on Earth -

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Let's have a thought
for our hosts
in our lands.


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Remember Forget Reverse

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"Do not forget 
small kindnesses and 
do not remember 
small faults." 
                Chinese Proverb

N. California

"When a new day begins, 
dare to smile gratefully.     
             Steve Maraboli

"The reverse side 
also has a reverse side."
        Japanese Proverb

“Tears, idle tears,
I know not what they mean. . .
In looking on the
happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days
that are no more.”
Alfred Tennyson

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